Are you familiar with the vacation jinx?
This is how it goes. You JUST start dating a guy and things are going really well. You’ve got chemistry and he’s constantly calling you (in a sweet, new romance way, not in a weird, suffocating way). You have a great feeling that this relationship could actually go somewhere. You imagine that your kids will be named Tabatha and Finn but you’re totally flexible because you realize a good relationship is about compromise.
And then one of you has a vacation or business trip. The trip could be a few days. It could be a week. It doesn’t matter because by the time you or your new boyfriend returns, the relationship is totally over.
The magic has just somehow disappeared, never to be rekindled again. The mysterious, inexplicable vacation jinx.
Well, marriage apparently does not make you immune.
Rick and I had accepted an offer on our apartment and we were drawing up a contract when our buyer went on vacation. To Costa Rica. For a week.
And that was the last we ever heard from him.
So he’s either trapped in the Costa Rica jungle and Spider Monkeys have stolen his Blackberry or he decided not to buy the apartment.
Either way, it’s obviously over.
On the sunny side, we’ve had a lot of interest at our open houses and Rick and I know there’s a cuter, richer, more perfect buyer out there for us. A buyer with no vacation plans.