Monday, October 30, 2006

Back from the vacation from hell

Worst week ever. 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.


Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

That's why I don't travel much anymore. Too old for "inconveniences."

5:54 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

I think we must have the same travel agent

any vacations we have scheduled in the past four years have just gone sour.

11:02 PM  
Blogger Jamie Carin and Claudio Romano said...

I was wondering where you were!! I am sorry the vakay stunk though!! Hey if you need to fire anyone and hire me to work from my home I would be ALLLL for that!! ;)

10:58 AM  
Blogger Walker said...

Job??? I thought you just moved to the country where you plan to live like landed gentry and order around the serfs and stuff like that.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Fish-2 said...

I think they did a mini-series about your vacation on the comedy channel the other night. (grin)

Sometimes you just feel like you got into a segment of your life sideways or something, and your guide is named Murphy (as in Murphy's law).

Sorry things went so badly but glad Walt survived the episode with the electric fence. Been there, done that. Ouch.

11:08 PM  
Blogger Walker said...

LOL Thanks Fish.

Say, you never did get fish-1 working, eh?

10:13 AM  
Blogger Jamie Carin and Claudio Romano said...

Haven't moved yet! House just went on the market! Besides I will need something to do while the servants fan me with palm leaves and put grapes in my mouth!

10:38 AM  
Blogger Walker said...

LOL Now, Jamie, I'm wondering what you are going to do when you and Clau wake up one morning and you see a raccoon, or a cow or something. Won't you two have to do a little reading about common country mammals before you leave the city? Or like... have either one of you ever seen a lawn mower?

Just curious.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Jamie Carin and Claudio Romano said...

You insult me!! Neither of us have ever lived in a city. We grew up in suburbia where lawnmowers and racoons abound! That being said we had a summer house in the country when i was a kid and my dad always lived in the country. I have a pretty fair experience with country living. Plus I lived in Potsdam for 5 years!

4:04 PM  
Blogger Walker said...

TOUCHY! HEY! I thought you were some kind of New York gal. You go to those New York churches and go to those New York schools. And generally seem mighty New York Cityfied. Who knew you had seen a cow? Plus, what's Potsdam? Since when is Potsdam synonymous with country? Hmmm?

4:18 PM  
Blogger Jamie Carin and Claudio Romano said...

Those were the olden days when i went to NY for mass! :P LOL We are talking a decade I go to Mass in the middle of the country and drive through farmland to get there. Potsdam is as country as it gets on the Canadian border in Northern NY. You crazy midwesterners think that NY state is all NY city...NYC is tiny and most of the rest of the state is VERY hick-like! So there ;) BTW I got an e mail from Larkspirit yesterday!

9:52 AM  
Blogger Walker said...

You mean New York is not all city? Who knew? LOL

You still email Larkspirit? Sheesh. I'm impressesd at how you keep up with your old pals.

10:00 AM  

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