I am late in publishing today and I apologize. You see, there was this hundred square feet of black slate…
It started with the on-line tag sale. I didn’t mean to look, but the next thing I knew I was drawn in by it’s glossy surface and it’s amazing price. The man selling it had over-ordered. He’d used it in his kitchen and his hall, and still had 100 square feet left; just enough to do my front hall which is, rather inexplicably, half tile and half twenty-year old, cat-gacked carpet. I swear. When it rains, you’d swear that Olive and Eric, the cats of this condo’s prior owner, are still here, puking up their kills and scratching up the window ledges. (It’s in the nose…)
Anyway. so, I was all set to go, when my sons, who moved in together last month and have managed not to kill each other announced that they really needed a new sofa and loveseat. (It’s true. The prior set in my father-in-law’s house, where they’ve taken up residence, were so ratty, even the dumpster turned it away.).
“Look what we found,” their story started, as they proudly showed me a couch and loveseat set across town on the on-line tag sale site that I was smart enough (stupid enough) to introduce to them. So, at seven o’clock this morning, we presented ourselves at the U-Haul in their town – not my town.
And promptly fell into a session worthy of the Keystone Kops. Our contact’s husband’s truck broke down so he couldn’t meet us, then she couldn’t get out of work. We decided to give it up (at which time I drove many miles in the opposite direction to collect my slate which I stacked, fifty pound box by fifty pound box in my garage), only to have her text us. They could rent their own truck and bring the sofa and loveseat to us.
Did I mention that the couch and loveseat had to have recliners? Four… not one, not two. Four friggin’ recliners, making the pieces weigh about as much as a baby elephant apiece.
Anyway… my apologies. I’m posting, then taking a hot shower, washing down some Advil with a couple glasses of home-made mead and watching the latest episode of Outlander.
Thank you, Ms Buffy! Your editing is amazing, as always, and thank you to all my readers. Sorry!
Chapter 29 – The Rain Must Fall