Someone kept farting on the plane. Nine and a half hours of the worst smell ever.
Then on the second plane, we were in the very back row and were subjected to that disgusting airplane bathroom smell for five more hours.
Other than that, though, everything went incredibly well! Once at the airport in Sao Paulo, the bus driver helped me load a cart with all of our luggage, and I was able to slowly push the cart to the next terminal without dumping it or losing anything to thieves.
It was so wonderful to finally get back to San Diego! I've been away long enough to really appreciate how beautiful and clean our city is. And the chilly breeze felt like heaven after the heat and humidity of Brasil.
Gilberto was supposed to leave for a business trip to Phoenix on Sunday, but he told his boss he hadn't seen me for over a month and wouldn't be going. So they moved his departure date to Wednesday. We had Tuesday night together before he had to leave.
The funny thing is that we were going to go to Phoenix for a family reunion this weekend anyway. Instead of waiting until tomorrow night, I'm heading over today at noon and will be staying in his hotel with him. Room service here we come!
I can't believe I can just jet off without any major decision making. Not having a job has been awesome in this regard. It was also so nice to not have to go back to work the day after getting back from Brasil. I'm usually a zombie for at least a week, but am already recovered after only a few days. I could really get used to this freedom!
Which is why I'll need to start my job search the day I get back. If I wait any longer, I might not want to work again!