Been there, done that--and in relation to cruising.
Sept 20, I disembark from Enchantment. Bad enough that cruise is over; but no, there's more!
Sept 21, my car starts making a funny noise between Columbia and Charlotte. AC quits working. Temp 80+
Sept 22, take car to dealership in Statesville, broken part not in stock, won't have it until following day. Part is covered by service contract, which is in drawer at home, not with me.
Sept 23. Morning: Car repaired, begin day with $400 outlay. Evening: After driving in 70 MPH states all day, I enter Oh which is 65 throughout. Finish day with $90.00 dollar ticket, less than 100 miles from home. No warning, no record since my last ticket 12 years before. Trooper was very young. I may have been his first ticket, an honor of dubious distinction to say the least.
Well worth a laugh later! Hang in there, Janet! I assure you it gets much better!
I may dwell on the land, but I live at sea!
Sensation 2/03 I disembarked, but never really left the ship.
Enchantment 9/03 Just had to go back.
Inspiration 3/04 Just have to go back again, and again, and again...
Sensation 04/05 And again!