Thursday, June 26, 2008

long story made short

The quickest way I can describe all that went wrong on our vacation is to make a list. I'm not getting into details... just the basic descriptions...

1 - car broke down and took three days to get fixed putting me behind on my getting ready for my trip
2 - due to car being repaired, couldn't get it inspected and had to take it over 500 miles across the state with expired inspection
3 - first two days at rental house at beach, septic backed up - no toilets, showers, dishwasher or sink... (in small house with 9 people, 1 with diabetes, 3 with ibs, and 2 young children)
4 - first day the 7 yr old gets stung by jellyfish
5 - fourth day my cousins husband, children and my sil were in a wreck (rear-ended with them almost at a stop and the person who hit them going about 50 miles an hour)
6 - spent 4 1/2 hours in emergency room with cousin and sil
7 - spent next day and half dealing with consequences from wreck
8 - last day before leaving, septic repair people came back and spent all day working on septic system so we couldn't use the pool
9 - on day coming home, find out after leaving that we are going an hour + out of our way home in order to get "the best barbecue in the state" to bring home... get to the restaurant and it is CLOSED
10 - finally get home only to discover that my neighbor had cut down my rose bush and several other tree limbs and trees all along the property line - but they had come into my side by about a foot and a half...

So, there is the gist of my miserable life. I'm very close to deciding to move. I just don't think I can continue to put up with the neighbors harassment. I did some digging and it turns out her dad owns the house, so there is no way she will move.

I'm so depressed about it that I can barely function. I'm okay when I'm not at home, but when I am, I just don't care. I have spent hours crying and thinking about what to do and I cannot figure out how to make this decision. I can't really do a reading on myself because I am too biased. I have spent several hours searching online for a job in the area that I need in order to buy the house I want. I haven't found anything yet, but I'm not sure that I'm looking the right way.

Well, thanks for reading/listening...



H.R.M. Queen of the Universe said...

You poor thing. Sounds like work would have been less stressful than that vacation. How in the world did you survive without a toilette?

kate smudges said...

It sounds as if you had a holiday from hell. Being at home doesn't sound much better either. I hope things improve quickly!

Susan said...

Oh, that's horrible. I think this is one of those things that is so awful that some day it will be very funny when you look back on it, but I think it's going to take a long time before you get to that point. In the meantime, I guess you can count on the fact that your next vacation could not possibly be worse. (Oh, I always say things like that and then the universe makes me a liar, but I have to at least try being optimistic.)