Wife and kids gone / I loose control
July 15th 5:30am Sunday: Car service pulls up and drives my wife and two boys (who didn't want to go but had to) to airport for flight to California
to celebrate big in-law family celebration. They also will stay there for 2 full weeks. Don't get me wrong here, I love my family, but I couldn't even sleep the night before knowing they were leaving. I got up early and even made everyone breakfast while the wife was darting around the house. Two full weeks of complete peace and solitude. I even took two days off next week on Thursday and Friday to finish off what I call my personal vacation.
When they pulled out, maybe 30 seconds or whatever it takes my computer to boot up, I'm at stars trying to win a seat into million, with one maybe two sng's going at all times. Nothing is working out. 11am rolls around, I have no seat to million and am down already $867.00. Okay, no problem, and decide to give ring games a shot. Go to 1/2 nl. 3:30pm total down $1201.00 bankroll empty. 3:31pm reload account with $1,000.00. Grab a bite to eat and at 4:30pm buy into million $215.00. 6:30 pm knocked out and now down $1413.00 in just 12 hours into my freedom vacation. Talking to my buddy who knew all about what was going on with my freedom vacation, and puff 9:00pm I hit the safe and we're both off with him driving to Atlantic City. He's a serious gambler and of course he gets me comp for RFB at the Taj. On the way I make a call making sure everything is covered and take off Monday. 12:30 am July 16th check in to Taj, 1:00am right into poker room. 11:30am total down $8,266.00 (including tips) Not by the way without being up over $3,000.00 around 6:00am.
Had enough at this point almost unable to calculate anything, anymore, get up and decide to get some sleep. Don't even know where my buddy is considering we both understand we're not there to hold hands and may never see each other the whole time we're at a casino, unless of course something was planned in advance. So I go to my suite, and get awakened by my pal calling me at 5:15pm telling me he wants to leave by 7:00pm to get home.
I hurry up and shower and want to give BJ a quick shot before I go. But on the way to the tables, I decide to play a 5 coin $5.00 video poker slot machine. Slide $200.00 into machine and on second try keep the Ac and draw 4 cards. Ring a ding, I'm in the money 20k royal flush. Finally at 6:30pm I'm paid. Cash out the balance without wagering a single more dollar, except for the famous please clear the machine with one more pull.
Go to room, pack up my stuff, get my buddy. We're off 7:20pm. First rest stop 2 whoppers with cheese and fries, (coke) 11:30pm open front door, return money to safe, $11,734.00 more then I took out. Good Night.
ps my buddy got dusted. Will keep you posted.