The Weekend Plans Post: Getting The House Back


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  1. Maribou says:

    Update: Jay fed our guest and our guest’s friend who was helping with the move, they loaded everything up in ONE load, our house is now devoid of any stuff that doesn’t belong to one of us, and I’m the only one home, ’cause I was at a long-ago-scheduled counseling appointment for the last couple hours, so I didn’t make the drive up there with them.

    I presume they are now either about to be, or actually are, in Denver unloading the stuff from the truck.

    It’s very odd and quite glorious to be home alone and not expecting anyone else home, and to have my nest, er, I mean, library back.

    It will be equally and differently glorious to be home alone with my Jaybird in a few hours :).

    I’m sure I’ll miss having our guest around – both as a coworker and as a friend / adopted younger cousin (? something like that) but half his friends still live in my neighborhood, so it’s not like I’ll never see him. And we’ll stay in touch.

    I…. don’t think we planned anything else for the weekend except gaming on Saturday night. And I think Jay still has some present shopping left to do (I finished all mine). House chores. That’s about it.

    And I’m on vacation until January 7th! Woohoo.Report

  2. dragonfrog says:

    We had a house guest for a couple weeks just now (she’s staying with family over Christmas time). It’s not entirely clear if she’ll stay with us for a bit after Christmas as well, but she hasn’t moved her stuff out since her next move is uncertain at present.

    Thing is, she is SO quiet it’s like we have a house gnome, not a house guest. Her boots occasionally appear and disappear from boot rack by the door, without anyone seeing her come or go. Occasionally the shower turns on WITHOUT ANY AUDIBLE FOOTSTEPS ON THE STAIRS before or after. Not even the cats can go up and down those stairs silently. If I text her “Mr T made a mini cheesecake for you, it’s in the fridge for when you get home” it will be gone the next day. So, there is strong circumstantial evidence we had a house guest.

    This evening we’re heading to Saskatoon for the visit to Fledermaus’s and my families. Return home on Boxing Day, then a visit with Mr T’s mom and siblings next weekend.Report

    • Jaybird in reply to dragonfrog says:

      Yes. Our houseguest was similarly invisible. To me, anyway. I heard doors open and showers be taken but, mostly, I didn’t see him.

      Sometimes, at night, I would be lying in bed and I’d hear him talk to Maribou downstairs and I could tell whether it was a “dealing with him being worried” conversation or a “celebrating him being happy” conversation based on nothing but tone…

      But I always knew that I needed to wear pants. Because you never know.Report

  3. Aaron David says:

    Tonight was supposed to be the second weekend of Death March With Cocktails! But! the wife is feeling under the weather, so we might get a reprieve. (I was the one who thought going was the right idea, as she is not a people person outside of work. But we really do need to mix in the neighborhood and get to know more people.)

    So, just finishing up Xmas shopping and then wrapping and then stare at the pretty lights! Our neighborhood is one that people come to visit during the holidays to look at the old houses and see the decorations and such. So that is nice also. Weird, but nice.Report

  4. Jaybird says:

    He’s gone! He’s gone! He’s gone!Report

  5. LeeEsq says:

    I’m moving into my new place in Oakland.Report