Thursday, December 28, 2006

Random Dumping

Right, I should have gone to bed earlier (I was tired & sleepy) but I wanted to get some things done first, so I didn't. And now? Having just gone to bed? I decided I'm not only not sleepy, but also seem to be hungry. On top of that, I've a hundred random things floating through my thoughts.

So, by snacking while blogging, perhaps I can eliminate some of those problems ;)

Oh... And I'll get my council tax payments sorted out too. I keep thinking of that when I can't do anything about it and then not thinking to do anything when I can. That'll be something else off my mind so I don't need to worry about leaving it too late.
...Right, that's that sorted.

You know, I cannot for the life of me imagine why, but I happened to 'notice' the lyrics to this song earlier...

And I'm thinking, thinking, thinking, think
Thinking till I'm nearly dead
Do you remember when you were young?
Do you remember what your mother said?

She said, don't ever think, ever think, ever think too much
and don't ever think, ever think, ever think too much
and don't ever think, ever think, ever think too much
and don't ever think, ever think, ever think too much

So that's Don't Ever Think (Too Much) by The Zutons. Ho hum. ;)

I think I had a pretty good Christmas, all things considered. Oh, it even started a little early when I received a surprise 'present' on Christmas Eve Eve :) (Well if Christmas get an 'Eve', surely Christmas Eve can have one too? ;) )
I can't say I specifically missed Mrs M over Christmas. But then I don't really in general at the moment. Hey, my crisps have a "best before" of only February! That's only like three months since I bought them. Bit of a rip off. (Err, sorry, I just finished a packet of crisps and the empty packet is sitting in front of me)

...When anyone asks, I relate it to a weekend alone. Everyone likes a nice weekend alone for a change. It's like that, but long. I assume a bunch of stuff will properly hit me at some point.
Why do I assume that? Well, I catch tiny hints occasionally now... And... If I don't, I think it suggests things were worse than I realised. And I'd feel guilty for not feeling anything. Most of what I do feel at the moment is guilt.

I've not regretted my decision at all (yet). I wonder at the fact I'm looking at buying expensive things like a bed and a sofa and lots of furniture, as it does not suggest temporary. On the other hand, I haven't actually bought any of those things yet ;) So maybe sub-conciously I don't want to do that... Or perhaps, just perhaps, I'm not so good at making decisions ;) Well, I think that varies. In this case, I've just not really formed enough of an opinion on anything yet.
Oh, I don't think I want a divan base on a bed though. As I've said earlier today, I don't think the drawers would be THAT useful, and a great big space could be useful if you have something obscure to put under it...
Also, it's a great hiding place, under the bed! ;) I can't tell you how many times I nipped under the bed to surprise Mrs M when she came up and I was nowhere to be seen ;) Hey, yes it's silly, but does it matter if it gets a smile? :)

I have felt for some time that I suspect at some point, even if I decide I do regret where I am and want to go back, I am going to have to challenge myself and confront some of my worries. Still, I've always liked a good challenge ;)

After all, as Ripley said in Aliens... "I say we take off and nuke the whole goddamn place from orbit."

Oh wait, I wanted the next line...

"It's the only way to be sure."

I think I'm done for now. I've got some more generic Christmassy bits I'd like to blog at some point, but they're not important to right now and all that's zipping through my mind.

Ah, and as The Feeling - Never Be Lonely plays, I remember hearing Jakatta - Ever So Lonely earlier. Well bugger me, being an uneducated heathen when it comes to music, I only just found out that was a cover of a song by Monsoon in the early 80s. Completely failed to be able to check the lyrics though. Strange how some songs have like 100 pages up with lyrics but others don't seem to have any. Anyway, I remember when I first heard that song I simply liked it. But in times since then, and I'm talking quite some time ago here (I think before I had even thought about starting a blog), feeling sad as I thought about it. Gosh, what a musical post this has turned into!

Well. Not a musical post. It's not loading a song in the background now, or some terrible plinky-plonky ring-tone to play at you ;)

But... anyway. There's everything that's gone through my mind. Perhaps if my brain were in a reasonable state I would continue my path of denial on some of that as usual ;) (Well, not denial... more just... public non-admittance ;)


Slightly less hungry now. Still not actually sleepy, just bloody tired. I think I'll flop onto my sofa. It may be inflatable, but it's still floppable onto :)
Oh, although sitting on it much in my trainers isn't a good thing. I seem to turn into a large battery.

Good night ;) Congratulations on making it through my ramble to the end ;)

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas One and All

Wrapping presents until 12:30am Christmas morning is a perfectly normal thing to do.

As is taking a short jaunt around the M25, departing town at 1:40am. Funny, was even quite quiet ;)

Will I be awake to see the other end of Christmas morning? Uch, I'll get back to you ;)

Have a wonderful time everyone.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

This week I harrv been mostly...

- Feeling thankful towards all my wonderful friends, both in real life and online, who wished me a happy birthday :)
- Hanging decorations... Something I need to do more of now, after most fell down. I bought some drawing pins, so perhaps they'll help, but I want to be very careful about where I use them.
- Getting ready to wrap presents.
- Getting ready for when my parents & sister come over on Sunday.
- Getting ready to go back with my parents & sister on Sunday.
- Wishing Mrs M Happy Christmas as she headed off to her parents for Christmas.
- Being glad I don't need to go in to work for a while :) (And also: Spending 2.5 hours at the pub on Friday, yet also actually managed to do some work in the afternoon)
- Getting into the Christmas spirit.
- Throwing away cream cakes after greatly over-buying, and nobody being able to manage (m)any the next day. (I'm truely very, very sorry ;)
- Inflating my two sofas, and wondering how I will rearrange the furniture in the room. I'm thinking I'll move my desk to the other end of the room. Trying to also consider the layout that I'll want when I have more stuff. Oh, I think I'm happy with where my Christmas tree is though :)
- Speaking of which, it's probably a good job most houses don't have round rooms. If I can spend this long thinking about four walls, I may die of old age in a round room ;)
- Gossiping, and having some very enjoyable natters :)
- (Hopefully) enough shopping to tide me over the holiday period, as well as for everyone on Sunday.
- Causing a mess in every room within mere moments of my tidying it ;)

Speaking of which, how many presents do you think I had wrapped after this little mess?

That's... Seven rolls of wrapping paper, two pairs of scissors, Sellotape (sorry, is that "sticky tape"? ;), assorted bits of ribbon, bow and gift tags, one pen (the other was a present for someone at work that I forgot I needed to wrap by Friday), one Christmas card, two presents which are there because it's where I happened to empty that bag, one Netgear wireless box to have something to lean on while I wrote.

And the answer?

Yes, it takes me a long, long time to do any wrapping ;) (Not helped by the fact that I had to do a lot of running around trying to remember where I had hid some of my accessories, cooking my tea at the same time, and helping someone with his network issues. Phew!)

I'll be on and around over Christmas to wish people a Merry Christmas, but if I don't see you...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, my friends! :)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Bare Faced Bloomin' Cheek

Look at this!

Look at this!
When will I get a new car?
Well, let’s put it this way, I take longer to make that decision than IM does to choose a bed!

Can you believe the cheek of some people!?

Would you like to explain to me, please, what exactly it is that is wrong with my bed?

See, that's a perfectly fine bed, that is!

Got my lamp on the bed-side cabinet there, and a clock too.

And yes, before you ask, it is mine! :-P

So there. Dianne, I demand an apology.


[Clears throat]

Come on then.

I'm waiting.


[Inspector Monkfish attempts to look innocent]

[Inspector Monkfish looks suspicious attempting to look innocent]

[Inspector Monkfish attempts to whistle innocently]


Fine, if you don't believe it's my bed, here's another picture, to prove it's mine.

After all, they do say perspective is everything...

What!? ;)

Ok, so just because I think the lamp and the clock may be about to fall over, and it took me some time to balance my airbed on top of those two boxes, it doesn't mean it's not a perfectly nice bed! ;)

Anyway, I can't hang around here all day. I need to go and put my boxes back ;)

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


No, that's not how old I feel ;)

But it is the total number of page loads that I've had since I added a counter at the start of June.

Just happened to notice it was a nice round number :) Northern Monkey wins the prize for being the 5,000th hit. Not that I have a prize, you understand, but still, it's the thought that counts ;)

Meanwhile, the courier companies got together today to belay my fears of gifts I had ordered online not arriving for Christmas :)

Which was nice. :)

Had some slightly down-pangs today (popped out at lunch to get my last two Christmas cards - as I said yesterday, choosing one for my wife was difficult), but overall my good mood from last night has carried through :) Had a later night than I was intending last night (thanks to a delightful unexpected online encounter, complete with plenty of juicy gossip, etc. ;), but woke up well this morning. I'd even have been on time were it not for the twenty minutes it took me organising my food together into bags and defrosting the car ;)

Plus, I now have a vast amount of food on my desk (two tubs of biscuity things, four packets of Walkers Sensations, three packets of peanuts), and a vast number of cream cakes downstairs, ready to stop work and spend an hour eating & chatting when we have the next round of tea :)

Monday, December 18, 2006


Been a bit of a mixed day.

Felt stressed after I got up thinking about work. There's still stuff I'm behind on that I know I should be better at and should (could) have done. Oh well.

Was running around town and stuff today buying various things.

- Got my hair cut (hmm, I seem to be getting it cut more often recently... but then I always used to feel I didn't get it cut enough, so I guess it swings both ways)
- Bought some Christmas cards. I feel I should buy one for my wife, but... it's not easy. You read what they say, and they're kind of all taking the piss at the moment given our situation. Selection appears to have been slightly narrowed by of the three "big chain" card shops in town, Birthdays has closed leaving two separate Clintons.
- Bought two inflatable sofas. One is now inflated. I was going to buy one sofa (when did I start saying 'sofa' instead of 'setee' I wonder?) and two chairs, but they had no chairs, but they did have two sofas :)
- Bought a vast amount of cream cakes and other random nibbly things. It's my birthday tomorrow (along with the whole host of thoughts that brings with it - from being 27 - which is definitely not arguably 'mid-twenties' anymore, to that making it six years since I think of us as having first/last had sex. Great), and it's company policy that you buy cream cakes on your birthday. It's my own personal policy that I shall buy lots of things that look good and forget how many people I'm buying for, leaving us with vast excesses of food :D
- Bought a quilt, cover, and sheets from Roseby's, who claimed to be having a sale. Still, not bad for just over £50. No bed yet, but I can still use with airbed and at least will feel more like a proper bed, until I have a proper bed. Is what I figure.
- Definitely been feeling a bit more... mixed... as a result of everything recently. Can just feel it looming more ominously. Not sure what it is I'm feeling specifically (if anything yet), just concious of feeling a bit more 'wibbly' in general (a term Mrs M used to use to describe that state).
- Had had something delivered to Mrs M's so picked that up earlier while she was at work (she did know :). Was the first time I'd actually been back in the daylight since I'd left, so that was a little odd, actually seeing it more.
- Thought she had done a nice job with her Christmas decorations.
- Noticed three of the five lights in the house have changed :) (Well, tube in kitchen had just recently broken, and we never liked shade in the living room, so glad she was able to get that light changed [it was attached to the shade], and a new shade at the top of the stairs)
- Following recent dumb-founded astonishment from both Roses and Ing that I had nothing alcoholic in the house, bought some random bottles of alcyhol. Well, not entirely as a result of their astonishment, as I'd been thinking about it for a while, but didn't want to when I had a lot to carry. That reminds me, I still need to make a third trip down to the car ;)
- Ordered pizza tonight, my first delivered take-out here (and only my second fast food at all). Hoped I'd be able to finish downloading the first episode of The Hogfather before pizza arrived, but the download stalled half-way. Leaving all those other bastards with Sky to watch the second half. Bastards! :)
- Had a few vodka & cokes with pizza. Now have a large chunk of chocolate log :)
- Inflated (originally said "blew up", but felt that was ambiguous ;) one of the blow-up sofas, and watched a Stargate SG-1 ep from it while eating pizza and drinking vodka & coke. We started watching SG-1 early this year, after I bought Mrs M the film. I'd remembered her saying she'd not seen it in a while, so we watched it, and then she commented she'd like to see all the episodes from the TV series on order. Downloaded the first couple before the film had finished playing :D (I love the Internet ;) ). We watched most of the first series as something to do on honeymoon, and had watched up to mid-way series 5 together since then. It does feel a little odd to be watching it alone as I have been.
- Decided to give out my contact details to those who had requested them. Anyone else who would like them, or who would like updated details, should let me know.
- Was a little low earlier. Feeling better for pizza, vodka, coke, sofa, Stargate, cake, phone call to my parents/sister, or good online company. One or all of the above ;)

Ummm... I think that's about it! ;)

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Check Aht Mah Groovy Christmas Tree!

Good, innit? :)

What? What do you mean, "I can barely see it" !? Well, ok, you could try this one, but it looks kind of flat being all lit. Unfortunately, I'm taking all these pictures on my phone at the moment, since my sister maliciously STOLE my proper camera! Stole it I tell you! Cheeky cow. :)

But anyway, if I had that, I'd whip my mini tripod out (calm down, ladies), and snap a few off with that, which ought to show it better :)

Here's a close-up of my pretty angel :)

I made a light to go above her because she couldn't really be seen :) I bought a battery-operated li'l lamp thingy from B&Q, then took a bit of card, lined one side with tin foil and the other side with wrapping paper, wrapped it around my lamp, and woila! Instant angel illumination :) Suspended from on high by "white-tac" though, so I'm a tad nervous it could come crashing down ;)

And, after I spotted this and thought of Roses' recent post, here's just the one more:

Well, I say "one more"... I mean for tonight, obviously ;) If you think I'm done yet, you've another thing coming ;)

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Thunderbirds Are Go!

Well, Manda mentioned that seeing me online, and it seemed as good an expression as any ;)

As with the post just prior to this one, I thought I'd take the opportunity to post a few pics that I've taken recently but hadn't got around to uploading :)

Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Office. Microsoft mice and keyboards. Microsoft XBox. Microsoft Halo. What's this?

...Why, it must be Microsoft Cutlery ;)

Here's how I ended my first night...

Here's a pic I took around the next day. I think I need to find out about getting a shelf there ;)

(My shaver's a self-cleaning jobby so stays plugged in all the time - not that the lead will reach! :) )

My kitchen-related purchases from Sunday just gone :) (Except the kettle. That just looks good ;) )

My Christmas tree as of a few nights ago. I just managed to find some more decorations that I wanted today, so it should be getting a spruce up soon :D

Thunderbirds Are Go!


7th December

11th December

14th December

That's better. I'd needed a clock in there ;)

Monday, December 11, 2006

Steady Progress

I think that overall, I'm happy with the amount of progress I'm making in terms of getting myself sorted out :)

I've now managed to buy a lot of those little things that technically you can do without, but realistically it's a pain to do without :)

Such as:

  • An airer (£30 from Homebase - spotted same one later in Tesco for £22) (I needed somewhere to hang washing) (Not COMPLETELY got the washer/dryer figured yet - took some towels out the other day which had a good hour+thirty mins drying time, and yet were so hot I could barely touch them, but so wet I could wring them out in the sink! Also, looks like if I use the dryer function I may very well actually have to do some ironing - to do: buy ironing board ;) or: wear more jumpers ;) )
  • More glasses. I bought four small-medium sized ones (there was a collection of glasses for various spirits when I moved in - no 'normal' glasses) from Asda on the first day or so, but they were too small as I kept having to refill my glass half way through a meal :) So I bought four pint glasses from Tesco. I'll buy a set of proper ones at some point :)
  • A bath mat (to stand on when you get out the bath, not one that goes in it) (Still want a rug/mat to go around the basin pedestal and the toilet)
  • A toilet brush (Stainless steel, £5 from Tesco)
  • A drainer (Stainless steel, £5 from Tesco - BUT, I notice it's missing one rubber foot, and it doesn't have anywhere to put your cutlery!)
  • Cutlery. I had been thinking on going for some proper 18/10 stainless steel stuff, but I had trouble meeting my criteria for style, quality, cost and availability. I.e. there was one lot I quite liked in John Lewis, but it was bloody expensive (Roughly £5/item). I also quite liked an Arthur Price set, BUT it was designed by Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen, and I'm not sure I could admit to buying it ;) So in the end I went for the cheaper 18/0 set from Argos :) Oh! To do: Buy cutlery tray thingy for drawer.
  • Saucepans (Tefal; 3 saucepans, frying pan, wok - £50 from .. from .. somewhere in town that I forgot the name of. High-street shop, think it was someone's name (Like "John Lewis", but less posh ;)
  • LOADS of kitchen utensils, containers for tea/coffee/sugar, biscuit tin. Good value from Wilkinsons - saw some stuff that looked very similar later for 3x the price in Marks & Spencer.
  • A Christmas tree! :) Yay! :) 6footer from B&Q, was only like £7.65 or something daft (I happened to go in when it was 20% off all Christmas decorations).
  • Lights for Christmas tree (white, multi-function). Also from B&Q, also for £7.65 or something. Might rearrange them again yet, as they're a little uneven. I don't have any tinsel yet. It seems to be in short supply.
  • A tape measure. I took the majority of my toolbox contents (screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers, hammers), but left behind the tape measure as Mrs M was 'always' measuring things :)
  • Coloured Christmas lights. Not worked out where to put them yet. Got one big multi-function set and a small set. They take the same bulbs, so bought several spares at the same time :) (From Wilkinsons)
  • Baking trays (Woolworths), and a holey one (advertised for chips, but did a good job with a pizza) (Tescos).
  • A set of kitchen knives. Again, I'd been pondering how much I wanted to spend on these (I wanted a 'decent' set, but I don't know enough or make enough use to go spending vast amounts), so got a set of 6 for £20 from Argos.
  • A touch lamp from Homebase. Was a right bugger tucking up into bed last night and then going "Oh bollocks! I left the light on!" It's surprisingly tricky getting into and out of a sleeping bag on an airbed. A small wriggle turns into a bigger bounce ;)

I'm dead chuffed that I have a tree up :) And that I got so much kitchen stuff. Most of the kitchen stuff that had been left was a bit manky, and I'd wanted some non-stick pans. I've now filed away the glasses, cutlery, knives, kettle, and general kitchen utensils that came with the place. I'm still using their crockery at the moment, but I can live with that for a bit and concentrate on more important things. Like even a bed perhaps ;)
Now, that WILL take some thinking about ;) Fortunately, I think there are like three... No, four places with a lot of beds nearby.

Hmm, or maybe I should sleep on it... ;)

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Mickey Waves

Remembered to get myself some oven gloves while shopping last night. They'll do for the time being ;) Started to get my fridge, freezer, and cupboards stocked up now too :)

I put my desk/table together last night (we had a spare in storage), so I now have somewhere to sit. Also got the PS2 out the box (I forgot how tiny these new ones are!) and checked it worked (no time to actually play though), and my new monitor. It occurred to me that my whizzy new 20.1" widescreen monitor is now bigger than my aging 14" telly ;) Haven't used the monitor yet, as unfortunately they shipped it with a European power adapter. Under normal circumstances, I'd probably have a few spares kicking around, but not today. Nabbed one from work for the time being ;)

Anyway, I did today finally get around to ordering a microwave, having spent countless hours staring inanely (or insanely? ;) at them. I quite liked the look of the Samsung ones (feature-wise it sounded clever, and it was black, which I thought looked quite nice, and I think it would go with appliances of any other colour in the kitchen), but I don't think it looked practical to use for everyday things.
Took the KISS points from everyone on board (That's "Keep It Simple, Stupid"), and went for a nice "microwave-only" jobbie which comes without grill, convection oven, and kitchen sink attachment. I didn't want a white one as they're booooring. The stainless steel ones look like they'll be a bugger to keep free of finger prints... But I ordered one anyway.

So I ordered one of these li'l numbers from John Lewis, as recommended by Good Housekeeping magazine, don't you know ;) Was 'only' £124 including delivery, courtesy of a £15 off voucher I was able to 'locate' ;) That might sound a lot for a microwave these days, but given the amount I'm likely to use it, might as well go for a quality one ;) If it lasts ten years, that's only just over £12/year, which is well worth it in my book :)

My ever-lasting search for quality at a justifiable value/price-point continues... ;) (i.e. I'm a tight git, but I'm happy to spend money if it seems worthwhile ;)

Next on my list? Hmm, in the immediate future, I think I need an airer, or at least somewhere to things I wash. I haven't used the washing machine yet, and ought to give it an empty spin first just to give it a rinse out. I haven't got around to doing that yet, as I want to 1. Do that when I'm there, and 2. Not do it too late at night.
I also still need to file away a lot of food I've bought in the kitchen and make homes for everything. Then I still want to give everywhere a good going over with the vacuum cleaner (I nabbed our Dyson from home, as that was something my work clubbed together and bought us as a wedding present), as I think that would help the carpets look better. Again though, it's so noisy, I don't want to do that too late at night.

Oh, so busy! :)

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

"Well, that went about as well as could be expected..."

Had a busy evening. 'Home2' first with new monitor and Playstation. Oh, and I was able to clean the funny blue stain out of the bathroom basin too :D And plugged in the phones too charge. Oh! And pumped up the airbed ;) Then out via Currys to look at microwaves for a bit. Hmm, do I want one with a grill? Or even a convection oven? See you ask me a question about computers and I know what to look for in a computer, or if not, where to find out. But where's a good site filled with microwave reviews!? :)
Some of the Samsung ones look kind of nice (and have grills and convection ovens), but they're a little pricey. They also have this "Smart Cook" feature of something, which alledgedly scans a special barcode on stuff and then uses a combination of all three things to cook it "perfectly". I'm sceptical on that for starters, before even pondering how much stuff has this special barcode. And it feels like being TOO lazy ;)

Anyway, then off to 'Home1' with Mrs M who had ordered Chinese for us both. Chomped through that swiftly, while looking for a manual for the hot water tank and one of the storage heaters that I don't have manuals for. Not figured the water tank out yet... It has two switches on the wall that enter different points on the same tank. Only one switch has a light on it though, so I'm not sure if both are needed, or only one, or one is optional, or... Who knows :)

Anyway. Then dismantled my PC and ran madly around the house for some time getting all the other "last bits and pieces" together.
I think I arrived back at 'Home2' around 10:30. Played with my phones for a bit and was pleased to see line seems happy :) Kudos to BT this time ;)
Cleaned the bath... Had a shower... Went to bed. :) Slept ok once I had stopped squiggling (I like that word :) around in my bag.

And was only 2mins late this morning! ;)

Fortunately, the ADSL checker had turned around today to allow me to place an order. PHEW! :) So, I've placed an order a li'l while ago :)

Anyway. I'm off to look at microwaves again. And then to do some shopping.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Off Into The Sunset...

Right, I'm dismantling my computer now, and will be spending my first night in my home away from home tonight.

I think BT were able to activate the phoneline today, but how long it'll take for ADSL to get installed, I do not know. I remember checking it could get ADSL, but rather ominously the checker today told me:
Your exchange has ADSL broadband.

However, despite an engineer's visit to your premises it has been proved not possible for your telephone line to support broadband service. Please accept our apologies. We are continuing to look for alternative technology solutions and this site will be updated with developments as they happen.

Thank you for your interest.


Hopefully once they've actually realised the phoneline is active that may change.

In the meantime, take care all :)

I'll still be on from work, and at least I'll have plenty of time to clean & shop during the evenings and weekends ;)
(Oh, also, I got a new Playstation 2 [I left the old one for Mrs M] and a new 20" widescreen LCD monitor to play with ;) )
Oh! And Mrs M told me we had an electric pump that I have now nicked after explaining my problem to her ;)

Anyway. See you all when I see you :)

Oh, anyone who wants any other contact details should, err, contact me ;) (Via e-mail or something - as I say, I'll still check them from work)

Right then. Here goes!

Busy Busy Busy Busy Tired

So, came back from my parents with my sister in her car.

Chained her to my new kitchen where I forced her to clean it, whilst I sodded off to move more things around ;)

Several trips back-and-forth, and a trip to-and-from storage as well sees me now fairly well prepared. Oh, a couple of trips to Asda helped with that too :)
Speaking of which... What's up with that! I went to buy a pack of two DECT (cordless) phones from Asda... I just couldn't though! Couldn't!

You know why? They were EXACTLY the same price as a pack of three phones! Same model, same manufacturer (BT), same bloody price down to the penny! What's up with that!? :) Who could manage to buy two, even if they only wanted two? :)

Home at the moment. Probably move computer tomorrow. Not slept there yet, and still here tonight too.

Sorry, little rambly, bit tired (lots of to'ing-and-fro'ing and carrying and lifting). Off to bed now, night night :)

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Of the Two Options...

I went for the third.

A trip around the motorway to my parents.

Told them this evening what was happening. Mum was very shocked and upset and hadn't been expecting it, despite the fact she had apparently pondered about some things (E.g. we didn't order the wedding photos yet, we still never did send any thank you letters).

Both, of course, were supportive though, and acknowledged that while they'd like us to be together, my happiness was more important. etc. (Sorry, I'm summarising roughly, but I'm tired and mind is hibernating for the night ;) )

Anyway, I need to get to sleep so that I can be ready to head back and do some moving tomorrow!

Friday, December 01, 2006

A Picture Paint a Thousand Words

There we go then! Those are my keys and that's my hall in the background, that is. (Gosh, I have a hall! We don't even hall at the moment ;) )

On the plus side, I have now completely 100% furnished the master bedroom:

I don't think I really need to bother getting anything more for the whole place at all now ;)
Bed... laptop... That should do ;) Oh, although I do have no Internet access for the time being. I expect that to take a couple of weeks to sort out. I'll still be around at least this weekend on-and-off, and from work, though.

Incidentally, the airbed is only about 50% blown up. But after a good 1.5 hours of pumping at the bastard thing, my feet are about done for. I think the pump is a bit faulty, and loses AT LEAST as much air out the sides as comes out the hose.

On the plus side, at least I have a choice of beds available to me for tonight ;)