1. Getting to your mountain house after dark on a cold February night and discovering that the roof, which has upon it two feet of rapidly melting snow, is leaking into your solarium.
2. Discovering shortly thereafter that your internet isn't working and the internet people have to come out and fiddle around with the doohickey while you twiddle your thumbs waiting to feed your addiction.
3. Downloading pictures from a brief snowshoe trip up the mountain and finding a persistent dust mote on the digital sensor.
4. Opening the refrigerator door and noticing that, just to add insult to injury, the refrigerator light is out.
None of this is fun. Nope. Not fun. Not even a little.
It's still better than being anywhere else.