Dumb text update: started flight home yesterday but due to bad weather we had to hold for an hour, reroute to a smaller airport that totally was not prepared for a 757 (much less 6 of them lol), refuel and wait there, then fly to the ACTUAL airport once the weather had cleared around midnight. So we go to the airport at 1-something am, then I had to wait in a 200 person long line at customer service to find out what we were supposed to do for our connecting flight home (since it was long gone/cancelled).
A very nice gent took charge of us and got us new tickets for a 2pm flight today, and set us up with a hotel for the night (which was honestly my biggest concern because my 90 year old grandmother has to put her feet up at night or they swell terribly, not to mention y’know the part where any 90 year old just shouldn’t have to sleep in an airport terminal). There was much craziness in finding a ride to the hotel, and if the hotel would even take us, but thankfully the clerk held the last room for us.
I am immensely grateful to all the people who helped get us through the mix up, even if it took us until 3:30am. I am also very much looking forward to finally being home today.