Ugh! Stupid family junk.... We live 800 miles away from my family and husband's family...so any kind of visit is a big deal. Well, we are planning a trip this summer... I called my grandparents to let them know when we are going to be in town. Their response? Well, you can't stay here! [For the record, we have booked ourselves a hotel. That way, we don't have to stay with anyone!] I called my mother to let her know when we'd be in town. Her response? Well, I don't know whether I'll be able to get any time off [from her part-time, 25 hour a week job]. That's OK - I told my Mom. Maybe we could just get together and go out for a meal or something? Her response? Well, I don't know whether we'd be able to go out to eat. Sheesh!!! Am I really asking too much? husband and I are driving 800 miles to see you and you don't know whether you'd be able to get enough time off to meet us at a stinkin' restaurant??? AAARRGGHHHH!!! Remind me again why it is so important to visit family....?