So, now I'm here I'd better fill you in as to what's been happening in the world of IDV:
Somehow, Indescribable has gone and got herself engaged. And not to some hideous bog monster or disgusting denizen of the deep like herself, but to an actual human being. Albeit one who thinks that this is a stylish car:
(Images via Auto Express)
Pah! Why settle for the Ford 'duller-than-the-dingiest-doldrums dull' Focus when you can have exquisitely styled fashionable thrills in this, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta:
Anyway, Indescribable's engagement has given SP ideas. I keep getting reminded about marriage. Now, I'm in no hurry to shackle myself to SP for the rest of our unlives - especially as being somewhat undead (what with him being an incubus and me slightly vampiric) the rest of our unlives could be a very long time indeed. Although, I do love him so the idea is not entirely out of the question. No. What bothers me a little is that I never really believed in marriage, plus - and this is a big plus - he wants me to ask him! And I'm the 'woman' in our relationship, as he keeps telling me, so he should ask me!! I'm all for equal rights, but not when they're ladled out to suit him. Oh, no.
Plus, I’ve been totally stressed out about a now cancelled move. To cut a long story short, in a moment of intermaweb surfing boredom SP saw the house of his dreams: A 4 bed, double garaged, double fronted, detached house - And a new-build to boot! It would mean, he said trying to convince me, that we could just move in and not have to worry about spending money on doing anything to it. Things that need to be done in our current home like replacing the boiler and radiators, knocking the w.c. & bathroom into one room, building a downstairs w.c., replacing the back door, redirecting the drains, replacing the guttering, creating more storage space, reshingling the driveway, and the list goes on.
Eventually, I caved in and said that if we could afford it, we could move. However, I knew full well that we couldn't afford it and I thought he would soon come to the same conclusion, too. That was not to be the case, though. It took two weeks of me explaining, pointing out, nagging and finally arguing that we couldn't afford to move. It was a very fraught and turbulent two weeks, I can tell you. And to top it off, I also discovered that there weren't any Ley lines anywhere near the new house which would make arial navigation a bit more haphazard.
Anyway, we're no longer moving - Well, not any time soon - So now all I've got to put up with is SP going on about how he hates our home and that as we can't afford to get everything done instantly, he's going to be like this for ages. Great.
And to top it all off, Svaathor da Vjis and his centaur cronies popped by unannounced the other day. They inadvertantly trampled the driveway into a muddy, stony mess because I wouldn't let them in as I'd only just cleaned up the filthy, muddy paw prints that Moom had created after her walk! So SP and I have been sorting out the aftermath. We've dug over half the drive and are going to have turf over that half, then we'll have to sort out the drainage before putting some fresh gravel or shingle down.
And that, amongst other more minor matters, is why I haven't been around lately.
So, now that I'm back, I'd better see what you've all been up to...