Holiday "PLANS"? Hardy Haa Ha!
You know the old saying; Want to make God laugh? Just make some plans...:-)
RE: MY 'plans'...In radio, one only gets 10 days (in-a-row) off if they're:
* All of the Above
...So, imagine my happy surprise at being told 'TAKE TEN DAYS OFF" (without the being fired / dead part!)...Would get into all the exciting plans my family and I made. Visions of Beach Blanket Bingo with the wife, surf, sun...and a call on the hotline exactly one hour before the 'freedom fest' began. I could tell by the first breath my wife drew (been married long Wills?...:-) that 'Houston - we have a problem!'
My 88 year old father (a Pearl harbor vet no less) had gone into a coma, was in ICU - and nobody knew how to contact us.
Also, nobody knew if his pets were starving or worse.
To the BATMOBILE we go...blazing a trail through the night to Ala-Bummer (my home stare, I'm allowed). Father, eventually better and finally out of the hospital. Pets? Well, aside from being a bit hungry and BEWILDERED...were Okie-Dokie. My brother (complete with his tumors!) somehow made it down there from Oregon. And my uncles (even older than my dad - all WW2 combat vets, you can't kill these guys off!) were glad to see us as they had bore the brunt of this drama for those intervening days.
As I see it; there's two ways to look at this. Either complain that my great swath of idle time was a big hoax from the universe - or - be Thankful that as FATE would have it, that free time was already in the chute - at just the RIGHT TIME!
On the other hand, next Thanksgiving - I'll 'PLAN' on changing all the cat boxes, plough the lower 40, and working some 30 hour days!