Saturday, 27 February 2010

Two week recap

I know I’ve been away for nearly a couple of weeks, but I do have a good reason: I've been in shock, then despair and then, finally, mourning. Why? Because I found out that Tim didn’t put up that Valentine post. I found out that one of the SubCs did it. The Host's, if I'm not very much mistaken. I’m still not sure that I’m totally over the trauma of finding out that Tim doesn't actually love me, but I thought it’s about time I pulled myselves together and came back to show my face.

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...


  1. I'd feel sympathetic toward you if it weren't for the fact that I'm killing myself laughing over this line...

    I'm the 'woman' in our relationship

  2. *composes self long enough to say*...

    No, it's not too late to send me your mug shot.

    *falls apart laughing again*

  3. Har har, MJ.

    * prepares Mug Shot *

  4. MJ, surely something needs to be said about IDV's front bottom?

    No, I do agree that the new Focus is a bit 'meh,' but I'm not 100% sold on the Giulietta either. There are bits of it I like, but bits I'm not too keen on; the rear lights are a little too Audi Q5 for my liking. I'll reserve my full opinion for when I see one on the road.

    And talking of things I've seen on the road recently: an Alfa 8C shot past me the other day. Now that's an effin' beautiful car.

    Anyway, glad to hear all's well (arguing and strops aside). Best let you get back to being the woman now.

    Don't forget to put a pretty ribbon in your hair or something.

  5. MJ, surely something needs to be said about IDV's front bottom?

    Right you are, Tim.

    Give me some time to think about it and I'll get back to you.

    *exits singing...*

    You're once
    Three times a lady

  6. Tim: No, nothing needs to be said about my alleged front bottom. Nothing. Now stop encouraging MJ.

    I was thinking of replacing Car with an 8C, but my budget won't quite stretch to one, sadly.

    MJ: Three times more than you are, then.

  7. First off, Congratulations to Indescribable! You know, I never really thought about who should ask who to get married in a relationship. I suppose I always figured, when it feels right, it'll happen.

    And what a relief to know that you don't have to move, much less be under duress for buying something you don't really want because it's not quite in your reach yet. Let SP vent for a bit; it'll do him some good to get it out of his system. Then you just take your time tackling the home projects one at a time.

    If there's anything I've learned about houses, new builds don't necessarily mean maintenance free. Some of them do have problems--like drainage and settling and there will be some defects that the builder will try not to cover under warranty, because he's trying to make a profit. A lot of new developments are on the news because of defects and major problems. A good house inspector can identify what problems need to be addressed.

    I did not think that Ford sold cars in the UK. What with all the driving on the wrong side of the road over there. Well, hopefully, mud was the only thing those centaurs left on your driveway.

  8. Congrats to Indescribable and her fiancé!

    And hey, I LIKE the Ford Focus! In fact I was just looking at some online about an hour ago. I'm planning on getting either a Ford Focus or a Hyundai Accent. Not white, hopefully blue.

  9. Bit late but congrats to Indescribable on the fiancé aquisition.


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