The Messina Family

The Messina Family
Barcelona 2010

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

It's sooooo quiet!

That is an understatement! Things are starting to wind down with school. Sergi is now back home. The biggest reason it is quiet though is because the airlines are on strike! The Sola airport (which we sit on top of and overlook) closed this morning at 7 a.m. There is a strike in place that started Friday night....they are pulling their workers slowly and there is no end in sight. All the airports minus Oslo are closed in Norway. Impact on us other than no air traffic noise???? Joe is supposed to fly to Sweden on Thursday with 29 other kids for a track meet in Sweden! The rugby team is also leaving for Copenhagen for their NECIS meet. This affects over 50 ISS athletes, several teachers and dozens of parents that are going to watch. Don't know what will happen...hopefully we'll hear something soon...they are less than 48 hours from leaving.
The oil companies are hurting as well. They had a lot of air traffic here over the weekend, preparing for this strike. There are over 500 flights (mostly helicopter) to and from off shore oil rigs every day. Hope they loaded up on provisions and their aren't any emergencies! Keep you posted....

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