Hi everyone, I'm having a weird glitch in Sims 2 right now and I'm wondering whether anyone here has some advice on what might have happened and how to fix it. My Sims just got home from vacation in Three Lakes. They were staying at a vacation house I built them, and they stayed there for 4 nights without any problems. My last save is the morning of their last day on vacation, about 2 or 3 hours before the van comes to get them. Normally I tend to send my Sims home early, but this time I just waited until the airport shuttle arrived to take them.
The problem started when I got home. First I got prompted to choose the vacation benefits, which I did for each Sim. The extra want slots showed up so I know the benefits worked. Next, everyone got out of the shuttle and I sent them off to start doing things at home, but they keep dropping what I tell them to do to try to get back in the shuttle. I can't dismiss the nanny who was hired to watch the cat. Every time I cancel the "Go Somewhere" option, the suitcases disappear, but then my Sims drop whatever new action I tell them to do and the suitcases appear again. I haven't let anyone get on the van yet, but they seem so determined to go back on vacation.
I haven't saved yet (but I don't know if the game automatically saves me coming home from vacation), and the game is just open on pause. Should I quit without saving and try again? Should I call the airport shuttle early instead of waiting for it to come pick my Sims up? Or should I let them try to go on vacation and then just send them home immediately?
ETA: I had to quit out of the game without saving (couldn't keep it running, and didn't want to save), but does anyone have any advice about how to avoid this happening again, or what to do when it does?