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Just in case anyone was concerned, the boy & I have been home since Thursday noon-time. I slept through pretty much all of Thursday, Friday & Saturday, and now I have the worst jetlag imaginable. Argh!

The holiday continued to be awful - at one point I took a photo of Richard under a sign that said "I need a vacation to recover from my vacation" - but I'm too tired to make a list right now. We're alive, mostly uninjured, and it was only the TSA who stole from us. Unfortunately fixing everything that went wrong cost money we don't have (me because I haven't been working due to illness, Richard because he never did get the money for some paintball gun designs - don't ask, it's reached legal dispute stage) and I am currently more than £1000 overdrawn. Could be worse!

(If the Inland Revenue paid me back the £700 tax refund I was due LAST year, this would all be easier too... Gah. Advice not wanted right now, honestly).

I wonder if our travel insurance will pay out for items that the TSA stole from us because they didn't understand their own rules Worth a try, I suppose.

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hiddenpaw From: hiddenpaw Date: 31st October 2011 13:28 (UTC) (Link)
baratron From: baratron Date: 1st November 2011 19:13 (UTC) (Link)
I was posting from my phone, so couldn't put the links in. They're there now :)

The TSA is the US Government Transportation Security Administration. They are the people responsible for not letting you take liquids of more than 100 ml on the plane, making you take your shoes off to put through an X-ray detector, etc. Richard put his paintball "air" bottle (actually carbon dioxide) in his case in the approved manner, yet they took it out and told him he wasn't allowed to have it on board. We would have missed our flight if we'd tried to argue.

It'll be £150 to replace it :/
hiddenpaw From: hiddenpaw Date: 1st November 2011 19:40 (UTC) (Link)
The wonders of organisations that have hundreds of carefully thought through rules that none of the staff actually know.
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