I should start this off by saying that John is one of the greatest guys out there - he has a huge heart and a very giving spirit - he can adapt to almost any situation he finds himself in - and will never - ever say " no " to anyone in need - ( well except to me - he's definitely learned to say no to me )
In the midst of dinner plans - he will actually stop what he's doing to go pick up girlfriends of mine that have no way of getting here - AND will sustain from drinking so that he can then drive them home when the evening is over.
He would give his last 20.00 to someone in need.
He will rearrange business appointments to pick up a piece of furniture I found on Craig's list.
He'll jump up and go to the store for me at ungodly hours because I feel like a little bit of chocolate.
He can very easily " go with the flow " and for the most part I marvel at his patience and gentle soul.
BUT DEAR GOD HE CAN BE SO EXASPERATING AT THE SAME TIME.
The house is currently in a state of chaos - and yes I know we're moving but I'm not good with this -
I get flustered - and anxiety ridden - and nervous - and very very crabby when I have to live like this
Soda's barking at me
John's barking at me
I'm barking at John
I'm barking at Soda........................
Last night John settled on the bed to watch t.v. -
Suzan says - how about if we pack for a couple of hours tonight -
John says - we'll start tomorrow, how's that?
Suzan says - I started 2 weeks ago - I'm getting nervous - you need to help me with this John -
you can't keep saying " tomorrow "
Suzan says - We only have 2 and a half more weeks here
John flies off the bed - very very irate - and storms off to pack -
I lay on the bed -
John says - What the hell are you doing - I thought you said we should pack?
Suzan says - Well then I thought about it - why do I have to pack along side of you when I've already packed aproximately 150 boxes???????????????
He comes back into the room
John says - Ok - I packed a box
John says - Ok - I packed A box
( hope you're getting this )
John says - I'll finish up tomorrow
And that means - everyone - that John has now packed a box and a half - and I'm not joking
and I'm not exaggerating - and I'm not lying - John has packed A BOX AND A HALF...................
This is the one he started 2 weeks ago - it's still sitting in the office
and he packed this one tonight
AND I'VE JUST REALIZED HE DIDN'T EVEN FINISH PACKING THIS ONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm seriously considering this box a waste of time - because I think I'm going to unpack it and drown my sorrows :)
If any of you remember - last month when we decided to list the house - I asked him to clean out his cupboard....................he assured me would - the next day - it was seriously the ONLY place I didn't clean out and organize - simply because I'd have no idea where to start - and he gets furious with me when I do
Well so far - the buyers have seen it like that
Their bank's Appraiser has seen it like that
The Surveyor has seen it like that
And this weekend the buyer's contractor came by to take measurements -
and he saw it like that as well................
Suzan says - aren't you embarrassed?
John says - well they had no damn business going into our personal closets
Suzan says - they're buying the house !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! of course they're going to look in the closets
Suzan says - I posted a photo of it on the blog you know
John says - YOU BETTER NOT HAVE
Suzan says - Relax - I'm just joking.........................
Suzan says - But I'm starting to feel really nervous about all the work that has to be done in the new house
John says - Why? We'll get in there and tackle it all right away........................
LAUGH MY HEAD OFF - OR SCREAM MY HEAD OFF - NOT SURE WHICH TO DO RIGHT NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
15 days left
And there's only so far that gentle spirit of his will carry him......................
Have a good one :)