Thursday, 26 May 2011

I want my teddy.

I've been here for about 1 1/2 months now and I'm still not in my new home yet as the vendor appears to be doing up the house, including cleaning all the carpets which, while a sweet gesture, is ultimately pointless as I aim to pull them all up and take them all to the skip.  He has, however, made the garden look beautiful and I can't wait to move in.  This isn't going to happen for a bit though, as my solicitor has only just received the other party's papers. 

Richard has been extremely patient putting up with me here but admittedly, I really didn't realise how much I'd get to miss my own possessions.  I am living out of a suitcase and every now and then pay a visit to the storage place to get another much needed belonging, but it really is amazing how much you get to miss your personal belongings, however material they may be.  Basically, all that is here that is mine are important documents, medication and clothes.

I want to look at my pictures, sleep in my bed, use my towels, listen to my CDs, use my dressing gown - I want my teddy, my comfort zone.  Much as I am very grateful to Richard, I feel homesick for my usual surroundings, even if I have forgotten my spice rack, toaster, microwave, mirror, lamps, soap dish, foot stools and much more.

In the meantime, I have paint to think about, wooden floors to choose, curtains to look at, find roofers, buy furniture and so much more 'fun'.

Oh, and a thick anorak and umbrella.

And a shed.

Yes, a shed.

15 comments:

Richard said...

You've been no trouble but I would like to see my shaving mirror occasionally.

WrathofDawn said...

A SHED???

Shocking.

Daddy Papersurfer said...

You said "shed"!!! ... this is more serious than I'd realised ...

Dave said...

Shed. Tee hee.

lom said...

What, a shed, you, you want a shed!

Z said...

What a lovely vendor, to do that after the sale is agreed. Mind you, most of us would get the carpets cleaned and everything mended when the house is put on the market.

Friends of mine who have just downsized found that one shed was not enough. One was required to put stuff in and the other to do stuff in.

Zoe said...

I have to have a shed because I don't have a garage in the new house.... It's not going to be a bloke's shed, it's going to be a useful shed for my bike, mower, gardening utensils etc.

johng said...

SHED!!Lmao!!

janetyjanet said...

ha - wait 'til the Duck hears...

Guyana-Gyal said...

Paint the shed PINK!

Richard said...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha.



No.

Anonymous said...

A shed to store things in, right? Yeah. And I sing better than Adele. It's going to become the female equivalent of the Land of Misfit Toys -- full of all sorts of vaguely semi-important stuff that you'll never need or miss.

Either that, or it's going to be the guest house for Todd to use whenever he visits. Complete with all the modcons -- flushless toilet (outdoor privy), recycled insulation (old, wadded-up copies of the local "Suburban Shopper" paper), and low-energy lighting (candle stubs).

Anonymous, too.

Anonymous said...

P.S.: Go to any extreme to make sure you don't end up storing your tiaras in the s. .sh. . .shed. . .outbuidling. You look lovely in them, and you never know when you'll get invited to meet the royal Corgis. Besides, maybe you'll be able to rent one to the Duchess of Rottweiler. I'm sure she's damn tired of having to borrow one from her mom-in-law.

Anonymous, too.

lom said...

will it have net curtains?

Richard said...

Why would she store things in the shed? She has a whole house for that. And there's already an outdoor lavatory so I'll be OK.

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