Poor A is so busy with work, I think there are times when he doesn't even know what my name is never mind where he lives - in fact, I don't think he gives a rat's butt where he lives - so long as wherever it is he has a comfy bed to come home to, he will be happy.
This may prove to be
Oh yes, on top of this we have one truss in the roof which needs to be fixed and one shower which needs to be re-grouted / sealed / something done to - hopefully there is nothing else in the building report that entails us having to do anything other than pack !!
I am astounded about the truss in the roof - apparently it looks like it was cut by the guy putting the air-conditioning into the lounge room. Wouldn't you think that if they needed to cut something like a truss to get the aircon installed, they would at least have said "Hey mate, we cut a truss to get this thing installed." so that we could get it fixed ? Well clearly I think they should have but maybe I am wrong about this !!!
Anyone who has been reading my blog will know that A is a hoarder - in fact, he is a hoarder of note. During the week when I was packing up the sideboard, I put in a pile some old table cloths that we no longer use as well as a three candle holder - a wrought iron one that I think we may have brought from South Africa with us. It is not a pretty candle holder. It is not even a candle holder that we have used in forever. This is the conversation that ensued :
A : What are you doing with this stuff ?
Me : Giving it to Lifeline. No actually Mom said she would take it to somewhere else as if you drop it at Lifeline, people go through it before it gets collected and just pinch it so I told her I didn't care where it went so long as it went.
A : What about this runner ?
Me : That's on the pile - it's going too.
A : Why don't you use it on the side-board ?
Me : Because it doesn't make anything in the diningroom and we don't need a dust collector.
A : What about the candle holder ?
Me : That's also on the pile - it's going to.
A : Why ?
Me : Because we haven't used it in forever and we don't need another candle holder that we don't use - IT'S JUST STUFF and we are getting rid of it.
I thought I made myself pretty clear in the above conversation. Clearly I didn't. A little while later I see the candle holder and a few other things by his keys on the kitchen bench. I didn't say anything because I thought he may be taking them to work to see if someone there wants them. Why they would I don't know but hey, so long as we don't have it anymore I don't care.
Last night I went into the garage - and what do I find ? The candle holder !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know if maybe he is channeling his feminine side and going to put candles up in his shed when he is working there - or maybe the electricity isn't sorted yet and so he needs light - I don't know. What I DO KNOW is that that bloody candle holder is not coming inside again !!
On that note I had better go and see how many decent packing boxes I can find. Luckily I work close to a pool supplies wholesaler and they have some really good packing boxes they are happy to save for me - I just need to keep carting them down and trying to fit them into the car.
Have the best weekend ! And, if you live on the Gold Coast and have a free hour and want a laugh - pop in and watch me sorting through cr*p and trying to decide whether A will remember we had a particular item before taking my life into my own hands and tossing it into the 'give it away' pile !
What are your plans for the weekend ?
Are they as much fun as mine ?
TFTD : I have discovered the patience of miracles and how, when you wait for them, they will show up, often in disguise but there nonetheless.