Thank God DH is more patient and diplomatic than I. (90 minutes on the phone with the VA, and problem solved)
REALLY. He is.
I still contend that the VA is operating like it is 1950 instead of 2008.
We take possession of our home THIS FRIDAY!!
First order of business.
A LONG bath in my new tub, a loooong bath. Like 4 hours (not kidding)
Door closed, some sort of drink in hand. (Maybe 3, it has been a long time coming)
And I know I cannot just walk into my new house, and get in the tub. I will not have any towels or anything until I unpack a few things.
The bathrooms will not take long. They are one box each. I am not one of those lotion/shampoo tryer outers. One lotion, one shampoo, one conditioner. I am freaky that way. Although I note a lot of folks seem to have cupboards full of the stuff, and hate most of it....I do not like bottles of things rotting in my cupboard.
Anywho, I intend on taking a long bath, and will have a funny book in tow.
I am currently TRYING to read When You Are Engulfed by Flames, by David Sedaris.
I have spoke a lot about David Sedaris here at AWTM. Nothing perks me up like reading about his misfortune.
I got hooked on Sedaris when he used to be a fairly regular segment at This American Life.
I tried to sit and think about why I LOVE him so much the other day. It really goes beyond the self deprecating humor. It goes beyond throwing his friends and family under the bus. Although I think he seems to get away with it, with the reader because he throws himself under the bus as well.
I suppose it is the details. When he writes, I swear I am in his living room, his apartment. Somewhere in the deep recesses of my brain, I am his friend and I am in the room. Amazing.
I wonder if he struggles writing that way. Writing such detail MUST take some sort of patience. I lack that lovely trait. I do. But probably ought to work on it. I think I used to write with much more detail. I sort of just throw things out now, just to empty my head.
Details will be nice. Especially if i want to read these accounts later.