Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Apologies for a lack of blog visitations

Things have been very hectic at this end, and my time for checking stuff has been very limited. I know I have been neglecting you all (I dare not even think how much bloglines has accumulated for me...) and I am missing finding out what everyone is up to.

If you can bear with me that would be grand folks. I'll try and pop around to all your places at the weekend - subject to requirements of the garden and the house. With the bathroom refit in sight - though as they said in Gladiator "but not yet, not yet" - we're still effectively one very large room down in our abode for storage. This means what was a full house, is (still, currently) a very full house spread over one large room less. It's cramped, chaotic and cluttered. We're eBay numbskulls as well, so without assistance and planning in using that we can't even just decide to make some money by clearing stuff out to hapless folk eBay users.

We usually just give it to Oxfam. I think they're still grateful: either that or they're really good at acting happy to see us when we poll up with bootfuls of books etc... Yes, despite the laden shelves, we have and do regularly get rid of books. You'd hardly tell though...

Still, as I say, at the moment it's all rather bedlam here. We can't get proper storage into our (now smaller) back bedroom until the water tank is moved and the chimney breast damp is sorted. And that still doesn't resolve the issue of there being considerably less space anyway. So checking my blog pals is tricky at present. I will get to you, honest!

Of course, I could just have used my time better checking you as opposed to apologising here. I feel a Clare-like bit of self-analysis is taking place...

Cheers people, be with you shortly!

5 comments:

Will said...

Instead of giving away your books or flogging them on ebay can you not do a list now and again of what you want rid of here and seeing if there's any takers? Judging by your Cloody's eclectic tastes I bet there's something I'd want at the very least.

(have you got - and want rid of - errr A Gouldner, Dialectic of Ideology and Technology" wouldn't mind that if you have it).

Reidski said...

Even better idea - bring all your unwanted books in suitcases to London on 21st and JJ and I will buy them for the price of a shandy (half pint)!

SimonHolyHoses said...

Don't worry Lisa. We can wait. Sounds like you're very busy! Good things come to those who wait.

In our old house in Beeston we had our front room full of boxes for ages after we moved in. At the time I worked night shifts at the same place as my dad. One night he gave me some steak for our dog, that my mum had saved.

When I got home in the morning I was tired. I think I sat down in the room full of boxes. Had a fag (those were the days!), and took my boots off before heading up to bed.

Three months later, everyone remarked on the peculiar smell in the front room. For a long time we thought it was the bakelite in the lamp fittings.

Another three months on we came to sorting through the boxes. That was when I discovered a tied carrier-bag full of black soup tucked in at the back beside the fireplace.

BONG!

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Thanks folks:

Will, as far as I'm aware its not our ownership or disposal list. But great idea! Will discuss with the Cloud

Reidski, hmm... I'm wanting to be at my best for going to the theatre so may not be up to lugging books across London but again, if we DO post a list and you fancy any, purchases in exchange for pints/halves will be considered!

Simon HolyHoses, you've just made me laugh like a drain. Best laugh since a colleague yesterday invoked Catherine Tate's "bovvered" character in a way that has made life more bearable after a glitch of feeling under seige! Glad it ain't just me who finds forgotten food stuffs...

Clare said...

Ha. I am immortalised. Clare-like indeed. I'll have you know I've done hardly any of that this week. Unless you count exposing my 15-yr-old self. Um...