Next best option; I pulled out my Kiehl's Massage Oil and hoped for a volunteer. Anyone? Anyone? Just some sporadic, perfunctory rubbing from an exhausted Babe during our mini weekend together. Not quite the $900 equivalent I was looking for...
It was time to pull out the big guns but, the Advil wasn't really helping and, I was afraid to take the muscle relaxers and watch my day go up in smoke from the sofa. The Rx that finally brought some relief arrived from Belgium a couple days later:
Good morning babe,
I really have wanted to thank you for being such a good sport over the past month. Not only did you handle the burden of moving us...twice!...but you have been very kind and understanding regarding leaving G'town. I couldn't have asked you to handle it any better and feel indebted for all of the work you've done. I really love you and brag about how great of a wife you are.
Ok babe, I hope you sleeping well. I'm thinking of you and the boys throughout my transcontinental jaunts - miss you 3 and can't wait until Friday after next!
Kindness of Babe for sending me just the appreciation the doctor ordered. Also, must be noted, très clever in dodging the $900 massage bullet...XXOO