Back from the vacation from hell
Trouble started the minute we left. We no sooner got in the car but family problems were communicated to us conveniently and quickly via cellphone. There is no escape today.
Second day, Mark was damn near electrocuted when he grabbed an electrified farm fence. We were on a mission to find the gravestones of some ancestors for my genealogy project.
Third day, our business melted down. We tried everything by phone to fix it but I ended up buying a laptop on the fourth hellish day so I could stop the bleeding. A laptop was cheap compared to what the problems ended up costing us. Luckily (ha) I'll always be able to work on my vacation now. Yippee.
Meanwhile, we suffered bad motel beds, rain in our tourist destination, and on top of that, on the way home my brand new credit card was declined for fraud! (Capital One thinks people in Indiana should not travel out of state. We straightened it out. But, you know, it was just one more crappy thing.)
So, yes, my vacation SUCKED. Almost every minute of it! Most stressful week in two years.
We finally just cut it short and drove home. Of course we hit a 3-hour traffic jam but we got home. Just in time to find out... my housekeeper quit while I was gone.
Just shoot me and get it over with.