..... because my boss just offered to pay my plane fare to Texas so I could go visit one of my sisters for a few days. This came totally out of the blue; he just said he knew that I had been having a tough time with other family members lately*, and thought that maybe I could use a break.
P.S. He did mention me having "the patience of Job" when it came to things work-related. Come to think of it, yeah, I guess I do. But that's only because I can come here and vent all my frustrations. Thanks, blog!
*Note - My boss has been a friend of my family's since before I was born, so he keeps up with this kind of stuff. And yes, the fact that he was a friend of the family is how I heard about and got the job. Kind of non-relative nepotism, if you will.