I swear, this trip is making me never want to fly anywhere ever again. On the trip out, we got massive turbulence and weather-related delays, leading to an unexpected night in Chicago; this time around, we got mechanical problems leading to massive delays leading to no seats until Wednesday on any of our connecting flights. So we spent the night in Dallas (on the airline's dime; they're definitely being very conciliatory) and today they're getting us as far as Seattle, where I will hopefully be able to meet xparrot (after only, what, 8 years of chatting online? *g*), and then on Wednesday night they can manage to get us all the way to Fairbanks ... getting in at 1 a.m. on Thursday morning.
So I'm missing a couple days of classes, and hubby is missing a few days of work -- sigh. At least our petsitter was able to spend some extra days watching the place. *clings to petsitter*