A1 is officially moved in. He brought his TV and X-Box home tonight. He also brought the pet I forgot about.
I am truly relieved and happy that he’s moved back – honest I am. But that doesn’t mean I’m not feeling out of sorts and a bit edgy now. In other words, I’ve been a bear all weekend. Short-tempered and impatient, I’ve yelled at the dogs all day to go lay down. There is nothing I hate worse than being in one of these moods. Every noise, no matter how small is like fingernails on a chalkboard, so of course two x 4 sets of toenails clicky clacking across the floors are not small potatoes at the moment.
I’ve ranted about the stupid leaves that are the size of dinner plates – so frigging big my leaf blower can’t blow them – and let me tell you that leaf blower can send dog turds three yards over. I’ve ranted about the long gone neighbor who wouldn’t trim the suckers that came up from a tree stump and years later are now the tree with the dinner plate leaves. Honestly when it comes time to do leaves I wish I could take a chain saw to every tree in the neighborhood – starting with the eight or so growing through chain link fencing in back of my house. The ones I wanted my ex to cut down – but like the long gone neighbors – he couldn’t bear to cut down a living tree. Never mind they were only as big around as twigs then.
But ranting about the long gone neighbors reminded me of how damn ridiculous they were. They used to call each other “lover”, he always wore bicycle shorts, which should never be worn by a fifty year old man who doesn’t ride a bike. I never knew where to look when I was talking to him there was just so much awful to see. She was a lot younger than him, and I swear she took every word that dropped from his lips as gospel. He had her out in the yard for an entire week working on the brakes of their car. All the wheels were off and it was held up off the ground by a miscellaneous assortment of lumber. It’s a wonder the car never fell on her.
They had a patio door across the front of the house with a wide open view of the lake. Since everyone likes a view when they exercise, that was where she located her ski-machine. All of the kids at the bus stop one morning got a view too – because she liked to exercise naked. Then they got a dog, and positioned the chain so it ended at least three feet from the step. My ex spent a lot of time in his car while it warmed up in the morning that winter, since it was right around the time she would bring the dog out, tie him up and come back out for him ten minutes later – buck naked the entire time.
I never worried much about it – she didn’t believe in shaving her legs or armpits so I’m pretty sure the bush was epic.