Our 23″ monitor - now with a strip of blown pixels courtesy of our shitty movers.
IT JUST never ends, does it? Today I rearranged my office (christened “the murder room” by Shelley on account of it being red) and thought, “Hey, why am I using the 20-inch monitor when I could be working in style on the 23-inch one?” So off I go to the guest room (guest room, for eff’s sake, guest room) and find it still wrapped in three towels with a large “FRAGILE” sticker on the front.
Unfortunately the epileptic howler monkeys our wrecking […]
Iestyn before he began living under the bed.
ONE thing a few people asked us before we moved into our house was, “How will the cats take it?” My response was, “They’ll have to bloody stick it,” as, unlike Ev, I don’t see why two bags of fur should rule our lives. We both thought they’d be OK with the move - confused at first, yes, and maybe frightened, but all right within a week. How wrong we were.
Iestyn is now entering his eighth straight day of hiding under the bed. Emric has taken a couple of tours of […]
NEVER again. Ever. I don’t care if we win Buckingham Palace in a bet next week, I’m not going through that shit again.
First off - the movers. They turned up four hours late, assured us that emptying the flat would take three hours, then promptly took five hours to do it. We even ended up having to help them carry stuff to the car. Now I’d imagine that not all one-bedroom apartments have 75 boxes of books in them, but still - five hours?
Luckily the move went without a hitch. Nah, I’m joking, it was a total pain in the arse. […]
BASICALLY, you end up having to clean up tons of shite. To wit:
1. Realising that your request that they please leave the house empty has been interpreted as “please leave worthless shit all over the place”.
2. Discovering this on the pavement outside. AWE. SOME. A quick breakdown:
2a. A box of broken watches. The conversation went something like this:
Me: “Hey, they’d be good for macro phot-”
2b. Really? There are 20 empty boxes and you just dump this crap on the grass?
2c. Bedknobs or rare 19th-century buttplugs? You decide!
2d. Pop quiz: You have a box full of polystyrene packing pellets. Do you (i) […]