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21 August 2014 @ 01:33 am
 
Picture a short, dark-haired woman, smeared with dust and newsprint, with a right ankle roughly the size and shape of a softball (old injury, reminding me it hates me), a back that was great a month ago, less so now, bruises that make me look as though I have taken up some strange sport that involves throwing small, hard balls at one's limbs (not those balls) and STILL MORE BOXES OF MAGAZINES TO MOVE!!!!!!

Whatever you have in mind, I am grottier, tireder, and still coughing more like the heroine of a 19th century opera (I seem to have just avoided bronchitis, but all the dust means the post-viral cough has had free rein).

However, tonight, in the new house, we turned on the heater, the toaster, the electric kettle and the dryer ALL AT THE SAME TIME. It's been 14 years since we could do that without flipping a fuse breaker.

The cats are all a little weirded out, but coping; I am desperate to finish moving the last stuff so that I can sleep and sleep and sleep.

With this in mind, my birthday greetings for ravurian are woefully inadequate. You are a scholar and a gentleman, good sir, and as Katherine Hepburn would say: more power to you! I hope you have a fabulous year, and that we both find cause to say something nice about a politician over the next year. Oh, that's too unlikely, I hope some nice billionaire develops a mad crush on you instead.
 
 
 
Chiara Castelnuovo-McKenziecmcmck on August 20th, 2014 04:02 pm (UTC)
'say something nice about a politician over the next year'

Now why on earth would you want to do that? :o)
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on August 20th, 2014 08:19 pm (UTC)
I don't mean to laugh about your moving. I swear I don't. <333
ecosopherecosopher on August 21st, 2014 02:41 pm (UTC)
However, tonight, in the new house, we turned on the heater, the toaster, the electric kettle and the dryer ALL AT THE SAME TIME.

All hail the house with modern circuitry! We had that problem at the old place too. Want to wash dishes and clothes at the same time? NO POWER FOR YOU.

It's so wonderful not to have to work out a roster for your appliances, isn't it?!

Ah, unpacking. I'm yet to finish, and we've been here 9 months. Hmm. I hope you manage to get yours done before that!
ravurian: insufferable british snobravurian on August 21st, 2014 03:22 pm (UTC)
From your mouth to god's ears, lady (about the billionaire anyway; I do not give a fig for politicians). (I was utterly serious about 2017 though!)
Nennenenne on August 22nd, 2014 08:49 pm (UTC)
I know the feeling of being able, for the first time in a long while, to actually not turn off the heating while I'm cooking. Yay for good fuses!