?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Before | After

I have achieved! :)

Woot.

Three phone calls today, and much has been achieved.

First was to book Jeff in for his service, and that's organised for Wednesday. His brakes were squeaking, something that I consider to be a bad sign!

Secondly was to talk to the TV repair guy again. We've been having a problem with the TV making a high pitched whine periodically. They came out a couple of months ago to have a look at it, and the tech did a small amount of fiddling to it in the hope that it would be enough. He said that if it wasn't enough they would have to bring it in to the shop to look at. Talked to them today, and they did think that was the next move, so I have arranged for them to come along and pick it up Thursday morning.

Thirdly was to Kennards Hire, so I could hire a lawnmower. According to the lease at this place I am supposed to mow the lawn at least once a fortnight during summer, once a month during winter. However, with the lack of water lately due to low rain and not being allowed to water the lawn, the lawn hasn't been growing, so I haven't been mowing. Then all of a sudden we get bucket loads of rain and the grass goes haywire. Then the real estate agent does a quick inspection so they can do a valuation of the property (the owner is thinking of selling when Travis and I move out) and the grass looks like it hasn't been mown in months.

So, I get a breach notice and have to have the lawn dealt with by Sunday. Oops. Now, I do own a lawnmower, but it's a manual push mower (as in, it doesn't have a mower, it has me!) and there is no way that I am going to be able to use it with the lawn as it stands. I was going to pay one of the garden maintenance companies to do it for me, but they are all booked solid at the moment. So, rather than trying to borrow a lawnmower from someone, I figured I could just hire it for the day and get it done properly.

Now, none of this sounds all that major, but I absolutely HATE talking to stranger over the phone (and I'm not that keen on talking to people I know over the phone either) so organising three of these things in one day is a huge accomplishment.

Go me! :)

Tags:

Latest Month

July 2016
S M T W T F S
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      

Desert Rose

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in vain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

I dream of fire
Those dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire
And in the flames
Her shadows play in the shape of a man's desire

This desert rose
Each of her veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this

And as she turns
This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams
This fire burns
I realize that nothing's as it seems

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in vain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

I dream of rain
I lift my gaze to empty skies above
I close my eyes
This rare perfume is the sweet intoxication of her love

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in vain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

Sweet desert rose
Each of her veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this

Sweet desert rose
This memory of Eden haunts us all
This desert flower
This rare perfume, is the sweet intoxication of the fall

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Teresa Jones