I headed to National Airport after that. Last year, when I went to visit my mom and go to the beach for the weekend, I was offered a voucher for a free round-trip ticket anywhere the airline flies if I waited two hours for the next flight. After September 11, the airline practically went under and I figured the voucher was useless. However, they're up and flying again, I called, the voucher is still good, and as a result, I will be flying to see my mom for only the $9 sales tax on the ticket. The only headache here is that I have to go to the airport customer service desk to exchange the voucher for an actual ticket.
I get to Terminal A to find that they have turned the Terminal A short-term parking into an employee lot, so I have to go to the next terminal. And, of course, the check in desks are as far from Terminal B as they can be. I get to the desk to find it empty. A security guard looks up from his paper to inform me that they had up and closed, but they'd be open tomorrow at ten. I asked when they close, and he said at noon, but they'd be open again at around 3:30 until around 5 or 6 "ish". Realizing that I had spent half of what I'll be paying for the ticket on parking to obtain this nugget of information, I grit my teeth and tell the guard, "must be nice...I'd like to work that little," and began my journey back across the terminal.
I'm beat, and feel beaten. Today has been exhausting.