VENT: FMIL giving us the guilties.
ugh, i'm so annoyed! FMIL moved to the middle of nowhere ND when she got remarried a few years ago. they come for visits every now and then for big occassions, but FI and i have not been able to get out (for 2 years of our relationship we were long distance since he was in the marine corps and stationed 8 hrs away from me). so now that he's a civilian and we're settled in, FMIL wants us to come visit...joy (sarcasm). when i say middle of nowhere, i mean that she lives on a farm with her closest neighbor living 5 miles away! meanwhile, i've been working 6 days a week for the past 7 months to get our bills paid...i want...no, i need a freaking vacation! i'm talking beaches and sun, not fields and windmills.
so we have a credit through continental airlines which we can use towards a new flight. flights to the nearest airport in ND are $800 each...not exactly cheap so that credit would have come in handy. but continental does not fly to ND, so there's no way we can spend that much money on tickets. FMIL says "fly to minneapolis and i'll pick you up." great idea...too bad minneapolis is 7 hours away from where she lives! noooooooo freaking way will that be possible. so then she says "fly to minneapolis and i'll pay for a flight the grand forks." so 2 layovers, 3 planes, a 3 hour drive and one huge headache later, we'll be in farmland paradise...ugh!
i'm so sick of trying to figure out a way to do this, i told FI to figure it out and tell me where to sign. if he has to plan it, it will never get done so i have my fingers crossed he says f*$& it, let's go to key largo.