So we have driven many miles in a minivan to be a family in Phoenix, Arizona.
A. had been here for 7 weeks, only coming home for 41 hours on the weekends. During those 41 hours, he had to sleep for 2 nights, go in to work to update his expense reports and various other work duties, weed the garden, play with the kids, take showers, go to church, watch as the kids jumped up and down like chihuahuas to get his attention and tell them about their week, return phone calls and handle any household crises that came up while he was gone.
I must have been going nutty at home to consider coming to Phoenix in JULY!!! Please don't say the words "DRY HEAT" to me. When you open your oven door (humid or not), it is still simply HEAT, no? But my kids were severely missing their dad, and his company paid for our gas and hotel room.