Seriously, have you ever been so thoroughly discouraged you find yourself looking at real estate in another city...in another country...on another continent just to get the hell away from the nonsense. Not sure what it would take to uproot my whole family and go, but it seems pretty reasonable right now. Barcelona seems like a really great option...

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Facing another week of below-freezing weather...in fact, only one day above freezing in two months...and the radio station starts playing travel commercials for Portugal. Anyone want to adopt me for a while? #portugal #getmethehelloutofhere ;)

What a Monday this is turning out to be. Get home and realize my back tire has a slow leak--nail or something shiny. Try to find a level spot to Jack the car, apparently such a thing doesn't exist in my driveway. First jack won't reach because of the angle. Second javk gets the car up enough to get the tire off. Spare...
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