Fired up the computer to read an alarming email from daughter, apparently one she sent to a group. She went to Spain (SPAIN???) for a short vacation, got mugged, lost all her funds, and is trapped in a hotel unable to leave ’cause she can’t pay the bill and is about to miss her flight. She didn’t mention the baby, and I’m optimistically assuming they’re not together.
Not the end of the world, true, but having traveled myself I can understand how upsetting the situation would be – you just want to go home and have the nightmare over.
I can’t call her because her cellphone was stolen, and of course she’s not exactly sitting by her monitor waiting for my email. Hopefully her network will combine to get her the hell out of there. I have some assistance of my own I could offer but first I have to be able to contact her and I can’t ’till she sees and replies to my email. So right now I’m just sitting here feeling helpless.
Spain? Why not someplace civilized, like Haiti? I hear the Ivory Coast is really nice. Sheesh – kids today.
UPDATE: Three comments, three warnings of a scam. You were all correct. I was born at night but not last night: I wouldn’t have sent money without voice contact with Daughter. But I just got news she’s nowhere near Spain. Somebody hacked her account. All’s well.