I’m cancelling the cruise. I had to ask a whole bunch of coworkers if anyone had any PTO to donate to cover my time away with my parents, and even if everything were crystal clear by the end of September, it would still feel really wrong to use someone else’s PTO while I’m on a cruise.
But the good news is, quite a few people responded to the request for PTO, and I should be free to spend as much time as needed in Park Forest. People can be so generous when the occasion demands, and I’m always glad to see that side of people. It was tough to ask, but I’m glad I did.
I plan to leave Thursday morning to head back up to Park Forest, and will likely be there for a few weeks.