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WE WAS ROBBED!
I was more than a little upset last night, and I'm afraid my husband will think I'm mad at HIM, but I'm not...I'm mad at his job. *swears up a storm*

We had plans earlier this year that when Anders went on his planned business trip to St. Louis in November, the kids and I would tag along, visit my sister (who just moved to St. Louis) for a week, and then head up to Michigan to spend Thankgiving with my mom and extended family. But his company slashed the travel budget several months ago, and the trip was cancelled, effectively killing our plans as we couldn't swing the ticket prices for all four of us to go.

Yesterday, he was informed that he would be going after all...ONE WEEK BEFORE. He'll be gone for 2.5 weeks, first to the States for 10 days and then to Germany and Italy. There's no way we can go with him at this late notice. I've been upset ever since we found out originally that he wasn't going to be going because it meant that the time between trips back "home" was probably going to stretch to over THREE YEARS, since we were last there in July/August 2004, and probably won't have a chance to make it back there before 2007, what with the other planned events (my brother's wedding, our 10-year wedding anniversary) next year. I feel so gypped. :(

WAAAH!!!!

I hope he knows his shopping list is going to be a mile long.
 infuriated
mood: infuriated
music: Fiona Apple—Criminal


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I feel with you,
thatt sucks.

Wow...that's a long time to be away from your mater country. How do you keep up the kids' american culture side?

Yeah, that's partly what bums me out so much...they AREN'T keeping up their American side, there's no way I can do it easily without frequent trips home, and we just can't afford it. The events with the American Women's Club help, but they're not enough.

that freaking sucks! they suck!
im sorry :(

So sorry, I hope he ends up with lots of overweight charges for all the extra bags he's going to have to bring back with stuff!

And that the COMPANY has to pay for it!

I am soooo sorry to hear this. What a disappointment! I would be soo mad at his bosses and all.. messing up your plans to visit your family like this :( *kram*

That sucks... :-(( And three years is a long time...

What a major disappointment! I would be upset at their inconsiderate planning too.

ERG! That sucks. Where in MI is your fambly? Mine are in Royal Oak and Harbor Springs. I miss them, but even I can't afford to visit, and I live ON the continent. I'm planning to go there for Christmas. I'll send you a care package!

You're a darling dear :) My mom is just outside of Port Huron, and my extended family (cousins, etc) are all over the state, mostly around Detroit.

aaw man! I am sorry!!! That soooo sucks!! :(

What they said. That major sucks. MAybe Anders company could send you instead and he could stand in for you? I guess they wouldn't go for that.

Seriously though, three years is a LONGGG time. But I don't have to tell you that.

It feels like forever. Even a year and a half is longer than I would like. :( Especially for the kid's sake!!

i want to go to st louis too! :-(

Oh Liz that is just dreadful. HUGS!!!! I really hope you win the lotto or something so that you can get over to see your family sooner.

*sniff* Thanks, Jax

what is wrong with these people! they should buy you and kids tickets just to make up for the emotional trauma they have put you through! I am soooo sorry, that sucks big old gory chunks!

LOL! Yeah, giant green donkey dicks, in fact!

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Yes, ma'am :) At this point, though, god knows when we're ever going to get to the States.

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Argh! Anders should tell them that he can't go unless they send the family because his safety at home is being threatened by a madwoman who has invaded his wife's body.

Yeah! That's it!

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