Friday, August 20, 2004
Her - Which one?
Me - I don't know, the one who called me...
Her - What about?
Me - [my new address]
Her - Why, what's wrong with it?
Me - Nothing, I wan't to move in on Friday
Her - Have your references been cleared?
Me - Yes
Her - Then you need to make an appointment to collect the keys
Me - Yes, that's what I'm trying to do
Her- Oh. Ok, what day do you want to move
Me - Friday the 27th, that's next Friday.
Her - Ok, and what time would be best for you?
Me - Um, can you do after four?
Her - No, we only do ten 'til four
Me - Oh, ok. How about 12:30?
Her - No, we don't do lunchtimes
Me - Well, when can you do?
Her - Someone's booked in at two
Me - Ok, so not two
Her - How about ten am?
Me - Ok, I'll have to check with work, but that should be ok...
So, now I'm taking the morning off work to do that. Joy oh joy.
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Friday, August 06, 2004
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So, Mum and Dad are in Vegas now. My sister is going to Spain on Saturday. Just me stuck in the UK then. I'm off to Edinburgh a week tomorrow. That's going to be good because I'll see some friends up there and the festival is meant to be good.
Ho hum.So, 90 years since the start of WWI yesterday. "The Great War". We can never fully understand, as a generation who haven't seen conscription or rationing, exactly what those men and boys went through. There is nothing great about thousands of men dying away from their homes, away from their families. Many of the men who saw service in the First World War would also have seen service in WW2 as well. How horrific that must have been. I am glad that those men were brave enough to fight for their country, to fight for our right to freedom. I'm not convinced that war can be right, just or fair. There is no fair in war, just death. It is a shame that the only way to defeat a tyrant is to become a tyrant yourself. It's sad really. I find that the First World War often gets overlooked in the light of WW2. The generation that can never forget what they saw are few now, and the new generation can never understand. The war to end all wars? No, but I hope that there will never be death on such a scale in my lifetime, or my children's lifetimes.
Still waiting to hear from the estate agents about moving to our new place. I'm trying to not be too excited about it! We still have to tidy our flat, pack all our stuff into a variety of boxes and bags. Then, once we've moved our stuff, back to the flat to clean the place thoroughly to try to ensure that we get our deposit back. THEN we should be fine for moving in properly to the new place. My parents will be up the weekend we move so that they can bring their 3piece which they've really kindly given to me. (Yey!) We're going to get a table that weekend too, andwe'll be needing to get a bed as well. My boyfriend's mate is also coming up that weekend to see the place(s). He'll probably help out with the moving of stuff. I'm not sure what else will need doing, or how much stuff we actually have. I guess we'll see properly quite soon! And, surprise surprise, I didn't get the webpage up and running last night. I should have chance to do a bit tonight. However, we are going to the gym. I may go on the sunbed again, although not for ten minutes as that was too much last time! We're also going to cancel ourmembership there since we're not going to have the time to do any proper gymming from the move day onwards basically. We're going to be moving on the bank holiday weekend, then probably wanting to spend that week gettingstuff sorted and getting used to the new area. Then I've got some holiday time booked off from work. We're hoping to get a chance to go away, although we'll have to see. I'm not sure if I can afford all the expense we're going to have from stuff we need when we move. That said, the biggest buy is the bed, and we're probably going to spend just under £200 on that. I guess it's worth it on something like a bed as well. Other than that it's bits really, like a microwave (from about £29.99) and some pots and pans. We do have a lot of stuff already, but I don't reallywant to use my skeffy student stuff if I can avoid it. I also dislike having mismatched crockery, knives and forks... I don't mind mismatched cups so much, because then you can tell which cup has which drink for whichperson in it. I do have a nice set of glass tumblers, and some wine glasses (hopefully) and loads of mugs (I like mugs). I don't think I have much else. We're going to have to get an iron and ironing board and mundane things like that too. I think we'll keep our bin&drawer-tidy&sink-tidy&drainer&bowl set, although I know that L dislikes the drainer because it's not big enough for our plates in the current place. Since we're moving and leaving those plates behind that's a little odd, but the newer plates we have are quite fat too. in fact there seems to be atrend towards fat plates these days. AND they're always enormous! I don't need a plate the size of a football field, no wonder I'm fat! Jeez! All you need is a plate big enough to put on your veg and a bit of meat andyou're fine. Huge plates! Well, I think this is probably enough for now. I'll try to get my webpage going tonight when I'm not gymming, and if I do I'll put the link in here. I'd like to figure out how to put some links on mypage too, but I dunno if it'll happen or not. I guess I'd have to learn to do whatever kind of code is behind this whole blog thing, and I've looked at it and gone "gneurgh!" and decided not to! Maybe there is something to be said for other people writing these things for me...