My occupation entails getting out of town on company trips all of the time, and in some ways, I love the challenge, however, after a while the need to drop everything, pack a bag, and fly across the country gets tiresome; This latest trip robbed my spouse and I of spending my birthday together. I hadn’t taken the afternoon off of work, because we were going to spend that Sunday together which I constantly have off, but since I didn’t block it out of the schedule, I had to attend a major Marketing meeting at our company headquarters in Wisconsin. I was actually livid, but it is my duty and I had to go. I will hand it to my company, they put us up in a nice hotel with fantastic heating plus cooling, and my hotel room temperature control could be adjusted to whatever setting I wanted; When I flew back home the following Sunday, I was sleepy. My son was there to get me at the airport, since my spouse was held up at working he said. I found that odd, as he was supposed to have this Sunday off, but maybe the call-ins were going around. When I came home, I found the backyard dug up and a team of workers fast at work. My son just smiled ushering me inside, where my spouse was waiting with a cake plus the schematic for a heated pool! He said it would take at least seven days to finish, since they would be able to connect it to our gas boiler, so the modern heated pool was entirely going in faster than expected. I couldn’t believe he had been so thoughtful to get us the pool I’d constantly wanted. My son just laughed and said I must be jet lagged, because I was crying.