Yesterday we got news that our apartment is nearly finished, having had to be rebuilt from the studs up following that burst water main during the Big Freeze back in February.
Yes, we’ve been living in a hotel room since then. But now, there’s light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak, and we’ll be able to move back into our place over the next week or so…
…which is when I’ll be at Boomershoot.
Think kind thoughts and say a few good words for New Wife, as she struggles to rebuild the nest without me.
But before anyone gets any strange ideas, you have to know this about her: she lives for this kind of thing, and I don’t. In fact, I am the worst possible person during a move: I rage at stuff, I slam fingers in doors, I drop boxes, I kick stuff, I throw things into the pool out of frustration — all that, because of one of my life’s guiding principles:
I refuse to take any shit from inanimate objects.
She, however, is the complete opposite: nothing makes her happier than organizing stuff. So she’s going to be puttering around, re-packing kitchen cabinets, hanging clothes, singing happy songs and bossing the movers around — yes, I’ll be arranging for a moving company to move all the heavy stuff from the garage back into the apartment (a distance of a few feet only, but there are doors to wrangle the sofas and beds through — and when they don’t go, that’s precisely when I see red, descend into rage and start to break things).
Had I not invested so much into Boomershoot already, I’d have canceled it — but it’s too late for that at this point, so there it is.