….. did y’all know that it now takes between 1 and THREE hours to clear customs after an international flight?.... well, I sure didn’t….. so after a smooth ride south on 285, I arrived at Atlanta’s airport to stand around looking completely lost for the better part of four hours…..

… but in the end, the mission was accomplished…. and I slid back into the driveway just before 10pm with my beloved cargo in tow….

…. as of right now, the initial re-bonding has taken place and we’re settling in to a steady rhythm of eat, drink, laugh, sleep, and repeat…. so life is all good….

…… but there is a dynamic among siblings that absolutely amazes me…. one minute you want to strangle them with your bare hands, and the very next minute you’re sharing memories and laughs and just plain dazzled by being together again with the person who shared your childhood……

by Eric on February 16, 2007 | Bullshit (9) | TrackBack (0) | Ummm, Ok....
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Siblings have a special dynamic, indeed.
Glad you made it home safely. Cheers!

Bullshitted by Jean on February 16, 2007 11:36 PM

As the eldest of 5 sisters, I know what ya mean, but the wanting to strangle part seems to be 75% of the time. Or is it just because we're all female.........

Bullshitted by Junebugg on February 16, 2007 11:53 PM

I seem to be stuck in strangle mode with my sibs these days.

Glad y'all are having fun!

Bullshitted by Jerry on February 17, 2007 12:40 AM

As the youngest of 8, I was usually on the receiving end of the stranglings, since shit rolls downhill :-/

Bullshitted by Harvey on February 17, 2007 12:51 AM

That's why I like to drive into the US first, then fly out of Bangor, making it a domestic flight. Little too far for your bro-in-law though, he'd have to hop a boat. :)

Hope you guys have a wonderful visit.

Bullshitted by Lisa W. on February 17, 2007 07:58 AM

I had heard it had gotten quit ugly getting through customs and I think the whole 'liquid' thing didn't make the situation any better.

Bullshitted by Bou on February 17, 2007 08:41 AM

Sibling love - there's nothing quite like it. It puts the "fun" in dysfunction... ;-)

Bullshitted by Richmond on February 17, 2007 04:33 PM

I stand around looking lost for 8 hours every weekday. It's called my job.

Bullshitted by Cappy on February 17, 2007 05:39 PM

The time spent at customs varies depending on the airport & time of arrival. In Newark & NYC its around 1hr between 8:00am & 6:00pm. Afterhours you can expect to wait on very long slow moving lines. my longest wait ever was 2.5hrs in Detroit. Not fun!

Bullshitted by michele on February 19, 2007 04:59 PM