I'm feeling like a bit of a brat after my rant against the airlines yesterday. Don't get me wrong - I think some reform is needed somehow. One night I was researching airfares, found a couple options, printed them out, and waited to hear from Walker, who was at work. Two hours later he called, we discussed our choices, picked one, and I attempted to make the reservations. Only the price had gone up by well over $100 in those two hours. Imagine if everyone did that. You're shopping for groceries, and by the time you get to the checkout all your items have new pricing. Spend an hour in the department store and while you're browsing, prices are constantly changing. You go out to dinner, order from a menu, and while you're eating, the price of your meal goes up 25 percent. Stores and restaurants would never do that. But the airlines do it, all the time.
I know this, and I know there isn't a dang thing I can do about it. So I need to get over it and realize that it's pretty cool that my family will be gathering in Florida for some fun in the sun. Not everyone gets to do this. I think sometimes I forget that. I need to start counting my blessings.