The carry on bag was overnighted and should arrive by tomorrow morning.
The flights were never approved by University travel. And, it doesn't really matter which flights they were, it never would have happened in time. The person in charge of approving any travel arrangements (and apparently this school only has ONE person who can approve these things) was on vacation and nobody could locate him/her. I think Joel talked to the head of the search committee 12 times between yesterday and today, and it just didn't work out. There IS a last ditch effort to get him there after he is back in the States from the competition in Spain, but it doesn't seem very likely because it is finals week and there may not be any orchestra to conduct.
So, at this point, he's not going. And I am trying to deal with that. The scales are obviously tipped in favor of Spain and there is no way we could give that up. So, I'm just really hoping that there is something wonderful in store. Trying to have faith. Trying to keep it together.
And now we are going to take our kids to the park and just play. Because they are the most important thing, no matter what happens.