Real Life...
Sunday, November 26, 2006

...blows goats.

We're withdrawing from the house sale. We got our survey back. Words like 'damp' and 'woodworm'. Of course, the first words out of my mouth were 'We nearly paid money for this? On purpose?' Guess the previous folks didn't do a good enough survey themselves and now they've got themselves stuck with a money pit. Luckily husband is a 'belt'n'braces' type who insisted on an in-depth survey. So, I guess that means I'm stuck in a small house with inadequate dial-up and a desk in the hallway for the forseeable. Go-se.

Still, it means I can unpack some of my books and settle down to some quality weirdfic. The last chapter has been a pig. But big thanks to ArtemisPrime, who bullied me gently but unmercifully until I pulled my finger out. I'm too paranoid to have a beta, but I did bounce a few ideas around, and I know where I'm going (but I don't know where I've been, and I know what I'm knowing...sorry, channeling David Byrne for a second there).

I've said it before, I'm going to keep going until forcibly stopped here. My errant muse has been bundled back on a plane and returned (thanks StinkingRose ) so I guess i better get cracking, as it were.

You ain't read nothin' yet. It's cough medicine season. Let crackfic abound!


Sunday, November 26, 2006 5:29 PM


Did she make it in all right? Customs can be a bitch if you've got a bag full of inspiration and they mistake it for fairy dust or something...
Blowing goats. Reminds me of a bumper sticker "I blow dead goats". Bagpipes.
Had a friend once who got me saying "that sucks big green moose weenies". Ick.
Sorry the house fell through. Better than you falling through the floor, though.
I don't know if it's customary to walk through with your home inspector when they have a look round, but it was lots of fun for us. Every time. We learned a lot about basements and what to look for. Can't hurt to watch This Old House or the UK equivalent. There's a magazine you might be able to get through the library. Info can be applied to newer homes too. Lots of neat projects and "it bit the dust, let's fix it up" stuff.
Don't unpack all your boxes yet, you may still be able to find something to scooch into soonish! Besides, if three years from now you still haven't opened a box you can probably safely discard it without missing any of the contents.
Have a cup of cocoa and a sniffle, I'm there with you in dispirit. We just moved our shed to Dad's. It's staying there even if we don't move in. We're moving his stuff (bad hip, can't do it himself) to his new apartment. It's a big change for him. He's been in his house in the city for over 30 years. He grew up in the house on the hill we're trying to move into, but he can't keep up with it. Your inspector would have said to turn around and run, but it will be fine with a lot of love and some structural engineering, and siding, and rebuilding the back entryway, and repairing the machine shed, and landscaping, and maybe putting up a garage some day, and, and, and. I think Dad's going to like his apartment. We'll see how it goes. He wants to summer up here and winter in southern climes. Don't blame him a bit. It should help with the arthritis in his back as well as his mood!
The aunts are dragging their heels getting Grandpa's stuff divvied and moved out, but maybe after December 8th we'll see some forward momentum.
Still not holding my breath.

Sunday, November 26, 2006 9:37 AM


Yep...RL blows goats massively;D

Sorry to hear about the results of the survey, SpaceAnJL. Trust me when I say I am quite familiar with living and working in tiny spaces that...well, blow goats;)

And bring on the crackfic! We need some round here, cuz damn it if we haven't been getting a might dark and angsty with some of the stuff getting posted around here. Still quite a bit of fluff and fun...but we need insane tales of wackiness!


P.S. Too paranoid for a beta, huh? Could always test the waters with a one-shot or crack!fic you presumably got bubbling around that brain of yours;)


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