Monday, June 19, 2017

Vacation Aftermath

I mentioned previously that we had a fabulous time in Riviera Maya. However, when the vacation came to an end is when things started going downhill.


Those of you who know me know that I am generally a positive person so I apologize if this is a pretty negative post.

When we got to the airport, our flight was delayed and the gate was not even posted until 50 minutes before take off.  We didn't even know up until that point if the flight would still be going or not.  We decided we would be getting home one way or another so we were being proactive and plotting out which other flights were on time that we could take. We figure we would try to get one of the flight to NYC or DC and then take the train home. Thank goodness it didn't come to that. The flight home was uneventful.
Baylee had Flowers waiting for me when I got home. She picked out some nice ones didn't she?


When I got home that morning, I felt awful. I had a pain in my stomach and every muscle and joint in my body was sore. I could barely move and if I did, it was to run to the bathroom!  I felt fine while on vacation and although I did stay hydrated, I didn't drink the water!


My family had tickets to see Titanic the musical that night but I had a feeling that I was going to end up in Urgent Care instead.  After laying on the couch all day, I decide that I would go to the show. I'm glad I went.

Before I left for vacation, I was partially planning on running our towns bicentennial 5K. Since I woke up not feeling well, I decided that I would just go spectate instead (I didn't pre-register). After the 5K there would be food and craft vendors and then a parade.  I walked out to my car and for some reason, it would not open. I just replaced the battery in my remote back in April, but whatever, I'll get my spare keys and open the door.  The spare key did not work either. What the heck is going on?

 Then for the first time ever I had to remove the plastic cap on the door handle and put the metal key like thing in to open my door. Something was wrong. Apparently the battery was dead. PSA #1: If your battery is dead, your car remote will not work to open your door. I did not know that but I guess it makes sense.  We took my car battery to the auto part store to charge for 24 hours but since the battery is only 2 years old, it appears there may be another problem.  So needless to say I did not make it to the  5K or the parade, which was probably not that big of a deal because I was still sick.

Later that evening we went to visit my parents and were able to see the bicentennial fireworks show right from their back deck. It was amazing and the best fireworks we've seen in a long time! (This was probably the only positive thing that happened this weekend)

So at this point I am dealing with stomach problems and car problems. I don't know what is wrong with my car and quite frankly the way I have been feeling it is the least of my worries. However, I have been doing some research and I am worried that I've contracted some foreign disease from being in the tropics! I know I'm over reacting but I will be making a doctor's appointment.

Anyway, I can now add swimming pool problems on top of this.  Scott was trying to keep the pool clean while I was gone but it somehow turned green.  We got it back to a somewhat shade of blue but now our pool pump is toast! That's another thing that is only over 2 years old.  So now this coming week while Scott is away on business, I have to take my car to a mechanic and possibly buy a new battery or alternator, shop around for a new pool pump, and then find time to take my self to urgent care. Oh, and my Monumental mile race is coming up this weekend so I don't even know if I'll be able to run if I feel like this!


They say things come in threes so hopefully this is it.  -M

Edit: I did go to the dr. today and PSA#2: Don't call in a prescription for your pet the same day the dr calls in a prescription for you. It confuses the people at the pharmacy. I almost thought they were going to give me Baylee's heart medicine instead of my antibiotic. 

27 comments:

  1. Oh man, you've had a time of it!! So sorry for everything. FWIW, I had no idea that if your car battery died, your key fob wouldn't even open the door - that's pretty crazy! I hope you start feeling better with the antibiotics, and all the mechanical stuff gets fixed without a huge outlay of cash. At least Baylee will be there to comfort you, right? :)

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    1. Yes, regardless of how bad things seem, I am Thankful that Baylee was okay when I got home!

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  2. Oh girl I am so sorry all this bad stuff is happening. I am glad that your first priority was to go to the doctor! I know how frustrating car troubles are when you don't have someone else there like your hubby to drive you places. It is always a rigamarow when I need to take my car to the shop because we only have one car since Paul doesn't drive!

    I saw Titanic on Broadway back in HS. I loved it!

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    1. Quite honestly I was more concerned about my pool pump than I was my car...lol.

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  3. Oh no! Just read the vacation recap which sounded like so much fun - What a disappointment to come home to all these problems. Stomach problems. Car problems. Swimming pool problems. Ugh - I wouldn't want to do deal with any of those things let alone all in one weekend! I hope things turn around soon for you!

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  4. When it rains, it pours, doesn't it? I hope you are on the mend. And your car too. And your pool!

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    1. Thanks Wendy! I got antibiotics so hopefully I'll start feeling better and I can tackle those other problems!

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  5. Wow, that's a lot on your plate to handle all at once! Happy to read that you are on the mend and hopefully the pool and car repairs go as smoothly!

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    1. Thanks Amy! I do feel better that things are being taken care of!

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  6. Oh man!!! I hope things turn around soon. Bad things really do seem to happen in 3s for me too.

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    1. I hit 3 things so I hope that bad stuff is done!

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  7. ooh sounds like you have been having a rough time of it! Hopefully you just ate something that didn't agree with you and you will quickly heal. We had algae build up in our pool as well. It's a lot more work to have a pool than we thought! Hope you week gets better

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    1. Yes it's a ton of work and a huge expense but our dogs love it so it's worth it for now!

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  8. Bless your heart. It does seem like when one thing goes wrong, everything goes wrong.
    Hope you get some answers ... & maybe if you take Baylee's medicine, you'll come away with a good shiny head of hair ;) haha

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  9. I hope you are feeling better and that you didn't bring back a strange disease!!

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  10. I was having car issues the day before I flew to Napa in 2015, but thankfully the dealership took my car and found the problem that day. I would've been packing and schedule a taxi to get to the airport if they couldn't fix it.

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  11. Ugh... it sucks when everything happens at once like that :( Hopefully the antibiotics will help and you'll feel better soon.

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  12. Oh goodness I'm so glad you saw a Doctor and are on the road to being mended! Ugh what a mess! Hope your car gets to working again, too! The fireworks sound amazing and for the record, I didn't think this was a negative post at all! :) Feel better soon!!

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    1. Aww thanks Karen! I didn't want to come across as if I was complaining but I guess I kind of was!

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  13. Oh Wow! That's terrible to have all that stuff to come home to (and the tummy probs as well). But that cave restaurant looked divine ;-)

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    1. The cave was really the highlight of our trip!

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  14. I hope your bad luck is over.

    They come in threes so you're done!!!

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