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Chicken and Avocado Salad; The Joys of Moving — 21 Comments

  1. Yikes! I haven’t misplaced tickets (knock on wood), but our last holiday was scrapped because we were 5 minutes late to board and they wouldn’t let us through. Ah, the joys of discount tickets. Great sandwich – never would have thought to include water chestnuts (which I love!).

  2. Oh my, what an ordeal, Kate! And the worst part is not being able to blame someone else. I understand 🙂

  3. We sort of redeemed frequent flyer tickets when we went to Florida in June. Except we had to change flights, and there were fees, and by the time we were done, we were out the miles and about as much cash as a regular coach ticket would have cost us. Sigh.
    FYI, I just made an earlier recipe, the creamy cucumber salad…OMG! It’s so yummy!

  4. You always make disasters sound fun! How do you do that??? Good luck with the current move – we’ll be eager to hear where you landed and what the next adventure is to be!

  5. Katie, I know your pain of packing your airline tickets and having to deal with airlines over that one!
    Yes, I have redeemed my miles and I’m probably going to jinx myself now but to places that everyone says are impossible and at last minute too. Probably helps that I’m only looking for one seat versus 2 or more and that I’m lifetime platinum with the airline of my choice as a million miler and I’m willing to do odd routing *i.e. 3 legs to Paris via Iceland and Spain, Go west to go east, etc.*
    Hope mon mari is feeling better!

  6. Dee, I almost misssed a flight back from the US for 5 minutes…I think I threw a tantrum… And the plane was almost empty so they let me on.
    Really, Sra, that was the tough part!
    Glad you like the cukes, Amy! Sometimes ‘free’ can be very expensive!
    Zoomie, it’s easier after a few years have passed…
    Breadchick…. How did I end up at the only airline that doesn’t do the million-mile thing? I was so jealous that I immmediatly checked. I’ve got almost 2 million, but, no cigar for me. But, living in Mpls, NWA had me captive for years! Mon mari is done and fine… we hope!

  7. That’s hillarious! What a panic!
    We had a similar panic over a holiday a couple of years ago when the night before our holiday D realised his passport had expired a few weeks earlier. Thanks to some absolutely wonderful folk at the airline and Lastminute.com, we managed to rearrange the trip for just a few weeks later. 🙂

  8. Oh.wow. That would be hilarious, if it weren’t for the fact that the airline insisted on charging you $150. We’re going through a similar thing due to a move, with an equally obnoxious bureaucracy: our old gas company. I called them to cancel our account and pay any outstanding bills in mid-June, the day we left D.C. The company closed down our account through May 30, but then opened a new account, in my name, to bill us for the gas we used in early June. Fast forward a month, and you get angry me on the phone trying to figure out why the company is trying to bill me for gas-use during the past 30 days. “But m’am, you need to call us to cancel your account”. “I DID call.” “No, you called about the OTHER account.” “THERE WAS ONLY ONE ACCOUNT, YOU CREATED THE NEW ONE when I asked you to cancel the old one!!!”
    Argh. I hope the fine doesn’t end up being $150. Sigh.

  9. Oh my. I’m so glad it worked out that time and I hope this move goes ever so smoothly for you! I haven’t had your experience, but LB did pack my computer for shipping to Hawaii (it’s okay, honey, it’s not like I use it every day or anything!! AHHHH!). And then Aloha airlines shut down right after we moved here before my brother’s wedding and we had to scramble to find new tickets because the only thing they would do is refund the old ones. But I do have to boast that we did fly LB to Hawaii on frequent flyer miles from Portland…some times it does work out!!

  10. You are the best at these stories . . . seriously. And you can always manage to weave a chicken avocado back into tickets traipsing across the US in a filing cabinet. You’re amazing.

  11. The chicken and avocado salad sounds good! Packing the plane tickets does not sound like it would be a very pleasant experience at all.

  12. Wendy, wow, you were lucky to get it rearranged! Well done! Now I have to check my passport…
    Neen, I’m terrified of writing the letters to cancel our services… I know it will be screwed up!
    Michelle, packed your computer?!?!?! And lived?!?!?
    Thank you swirlingnotions, you are so very kind ;-))
    Betty, near – to you anyway ‘-))
    Kevin, packing the plane tickets was not good… I do not remind mon mari that I did it. (he doesn’t read my blog)

  13. yes we have had issues with our miles too and this year 4 tickets to Belgrade. lufthansa would not put miles on one account, we each had to have our own accounts even the kids and yes we paid full price because we could not use th Northwest miles. That is only one of many miles issues in the last 2 years, 3 years ago no prob we traveled on miles all the time.

  14. It amazes me your ability to explain stories. If I start a post of yours, I’m hooked!!! I love the way you write too, simple and short sentences and words that I can understand… Thanks!!!
    What an experience! If this ever happens to me, I think that my man and I get divorced! I wouldn’t like to be in your place back then!
    I love your salad, have seen something similar with shrimps but chicken looks great here 😀
    BTW, I’m having a party at my blog on Friday, will you come over?

  15. There is great skill in your writing. And great bravery in your move.
    Am enjoying a great deal.

  16. Oh Katie! I feel your pain…argh! But my goodness what a storyteller you are…I was riveted! Good luck on the current move!
    That salad is delicious!

  17. Shayne, same here – 3 years ago it was easy, now – worthless! And the staff are rude to top it off!
    Ooohhh, Nuria, shrimp would be wonderful! I’ll definitely come to your party… Thanks for the invite!
    Thanks, Lo… tho sometimes I wonder if it’s bravery or foolishness…
    Joey, thanks… as to this one, we try to learn from past mistakes…try….

  18. I have only ever moved across the country (which this being Canada is over 3200 km)..we drove with a moving van and a Jeep and an 8 year old. You always have a story about everything I just LOVE it!!