It was touch and go for a while, but Jessica Alley will be home on Joint Base Lewis-McChord today to help take her three kids trick-or-treating and, perhaps more important, to say goodbye to her soldier husband before he deploys to the Middle East again.
Alley, stranded on the East Coast this week by Hurricane Sandy, caught a flight out of Raleigh, N.C., on Tuesday and was expected, after a plane change in Phoenix, to make it into Sea-Tac Airport late in the evening.
Her husband, Capt. Will Alley, said he and the couple’s three children were excited to see her. An Army chaplain, he’s scheduled to leave on his third deployment in a matter of days.
“It’s been a bit stressful,” said Will Alley, who maintained the household while his wife flew east to volunteer at Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C.
Jessica Alley was supposed to fly home Monday, but her flight out of the D.C. area was canceled when Sandy roared ashore, bringing high winds, rains and a record storm surge that swamped parts of the Eastern Seaboard.
She tried several times to reschedule her flight before joining a group of friends and driving to Raleigh, where she was able to book a seat leaving Tuesday.
“They made a fun time out of a difficult situation,” her husband firstname.lastname@example.org