I wanted to give my housecarl a new weapon so I dismissed my current follower (Jenasa) and quickly had my housecarl follow me. I gave her the weapon, Had her return home, and caught Jen as she was at the door. I re-hired her. She confirmed it, then walked out the door. I waited a second and she didnt come back. I stepped outside and she wasnt there.
I found her in the Drunken Huntsman and she said I already had a follower. I tried going back to my housecarl and she said the same thing. I even tried Lydia. And no I'm not doing the companions quest. I can't reload without doing some severe backtracking. (I guess I got unlucky with my auto saves) can anyone help me? I do not have any acess to console commands.