I posted earlier that I was going to KC to celebrate with friends. We got there OK and had a good time BUT it seems I can never go away without problems developing. Problem #1: difficult child 1 called. His wife has moved in with her "boyfriend" and he is wanting to initiate divorce proceedings. They already had this problem in February and he gave her another chance but now she is gone again, with a different guy. I have been expecting this ever since she married him but there wasn't much I could do but wait. So I had a frantic phone call from him on Friday night. I suppose we will start to deal with lawyers, etc. this week. Problem #2: There was a bad storm while I was gone, on Saturday night. I noticed there were lots of trees down in the neighborhood when I came into town but I thought I only had a few branches. Then I looked at my garage. One side of it is leaning. difficult child 2 came and looked at it and it seems that several of the studs on that side are broken. It really isn't in danger of falling down (unless we have another big storm and the last one before this was in 1983 so I hope I am safe for a week or so) and difficult child says he can fix it but it is just one more thing. On top of that, the neighbor was taking care of my dogs and apparently he let them out on the chain for an extended period of time (which I never do) and one of them dug up about $30 worth of new plantings from this spring. I have been watching them closely whenever they go out to protect the plants but I guess it's too late now. And now I discover that I left my phone charger in KC. I had a good time but I don't know if it was worth all of the hassle or not.