I figured I would order our duvet cover from Overstock.com and send it to California where we could pack it and bring it home to Hawaii with us. As a plan, it was risky because I ordered it the day before we left Hawaii and we would be in California for just a week. At first it was OK. Then I saw an update on the shipping order that had the duvet package arriving anytime between 9:00 AM to 7 PM on the day we were leaving to return to Hawaii. We were planning to leave for the Disneyland Hotel where we’d catch a shuttle to LAX airport at 1:15 PM. What are the chances it could arrive before we left?
I’d given up hope by noon. However, a half hour before we left the house, the UPS guy showed up with our Overstock.com duvet cover. I could hardly believe it!!!
We arrived at the airport quite early. No pat downs, no security X-rays. The Hawaiian Airlines flight arriving from Honolulu was uncharacteristically delayed by a half hour.
As we sat and waited, I stretched and looked around to see who would be on the plane with us. It was then I noticed that the plane we were waiting for had arrived and passengers were getting off.
One of the last passengers was a blind man being escorted off the plane. I nearly yelled. I jumped off my seat and hopped over to the gate. It was my nephew, Shawn! We’d been meaning and meaning to bring my mother to see him entertain in Waikiki again, but hadn’t gotten around to it. He was shocked to feel me giving him a hug.
“It’s me! Auntie Kay!” I told him. He was arriving to perform in Northern California somewhere. He’ll be performing in Japan next month. His schedule is crazy. And suddenly here we were in the same airport, at the same gate; him coming, us going. But, how wonderful!!!
As I told my brother, Dennis who I called right away to tell him about the chance meeting with his son, “Timing makes all the difference.”
Ummmm... I forgot to also mention that Art's gold crown fell off his molar on the last morning in L.A. as well. Can you imagine how much worse it would have been if it fell off on the first day?
Like I said...Timing IS everything!