Thank you expert travelers.
No expert here, but I know it will make things much smoother when you get all the logistics settled.
Brendon is applying for the Varsity head coach position where he is currently JV coach. (He'll probably get it) This is good and bad. Good because it is his love in life (after me), and I know how important it is to mentor these kids and get them into good universities. Bad because it is going to be a lot more time and his focus is nonexistent already. Seriously, he has zero focus or time management skills. I'm working on it with him. Balancing home/health/work/sports is a challenge for anyone, but being ADHD adds to that challenge.
Good luck Jessica! That is very rude of your brain, but mine would probably do the same.
Just trying to find ways to make the travel less onerous.
You may already be doing this of course… but every airline has an ADA line and it’s their whole job to do that. They’ll set up the wheel chair escort through security, boarding, move seats, whatever. If mom is traveling alone, gets to the airport and the chair isn’t there she calls them and it pretty quickly is.
Also, if you decide to travel with an assistance device that checks free. Mom and I used this one on the trip we just took and it was gangbusters - it converts from a rollator to a transport chair in about two seconds. In everyday life she uses a cane, but her being able to sit down and have me push while traveling bought us a lot of flexibility. [link]
but every airline has an ADA line and it’s their whole job to do that.
Thanks! Maria encouraged me to take advantage of pre-boarding which would probably be enough. JZ doesn't need a wheelchair.
Absolutely take advantage of pre-boarding and anything else that will make your life easier.
Hey have I told you all about the Ask A Manager level weirdness going on at my work? My boss (40m, started September) and same-level colleague (30something f, started January) have developed the kind of close relationship at work that leads to things like staff coming to me and remarking “I walked into the break room when they were eating lunch and it felt like I was interrupting a date.” People, the vibes are so weird. Are they actually having an affair? She has a 6 month old so I cannot personally imagine having the energy and honestly I don’t evebcare but the vibes alone are a workplace problem. I’ve thought it through and there’s no place to take this issue safely but I hate it so much.
JZ doesn't need a wheelchair.
Thank heaven for that! Mom doesn’t generally either, but it expedites security by giving her an escort and spares her wasting spoons by standing in lines. If you can expedite with PreCheck that’s awesome.
Wow that is awkward, flea! Could someone maybe talk to him, and say something about it (maybe not "it's date like" but like "the closeness is concerning for other staff and their opportunities to work closely with you/advance their career/work on special projects/whatever")? Or talk to her and let her know even if it's totally innocent the vibe is misleading? Not sure but how awkward.
could it be a "work spouse" situaton where it's not romantic but they're on the same wavelength when it comes to work?
Oh my, flea. Whether y'all are background characters in a rom com or potential witnesses to a lawsuit or just up to your neck in gossip that sounds really uncomfortable!