As I said, we are heading out for vacation.
I'm taking off tonight to head up to the mountains with a friend to go snowboarding for the weekend. She's actually my main climbing partner so we spend most weekend together during the summer. But she's really into snowboarding so she goes up to the cabin every weekend to ride and keeps inviting me to go with her, but this is the first time I could make it and I'm really excited. She rents a cabin up there for the winter with a bunch of friends every winter so there will be a bunch of people up there and it should be really fun!
On the downside, she's going through a really nasty divorce right now. It was a nasty split, but she's over all that (and actually is seeing someone new who seems really cool!). But she can't find her ex to serve him with papers and until that's done, the clock doesn't start ticking and it's just another day/week/month longer before she'll be divorced. Her husband has literally disappeared. They sent the papers to his lawyer and didn't hear anything for a while and then when they asked about it a month later, the lawyer said he wasn't authorized to accept them. She has his address in London (he moved there for work for what was supposed to be 6 months, but he travels for work so much that he's never there to receive them and she has no idea where he is. He was supposed to be at a conference for work this week and one of her friends will be there too so he was going to give him the papers. This was the second time they've planned something like that -- and the second time her ex didn't show up. It really frustrates me that he can make the proceedings so difficult just by freekin hiding!! What a coward!! It's not like he wants to reconcile -- they're getting divorced because he was having an affair and just came home and packed a bag one day (in between all the travel he does) and never came home. She finally had to track him down to tell him that if he wasn't going to come back home that she wanted a divorce. He doesn't understand the point of making it legal and doesn't want to deal with it so he's just hiding. What a jerk!!
Anyway, a bit off topic, but I'm sure I'll spend some time trying to cheer her up. Which I'm happy to do -- she is such a great person and so doesn't deserve all this BS!
I'm glad that you are going to be able to get away for a bit.