Wednesday, February 04, 2009


Ok, so this is going to be a big bitch session. . .
First of all I'm going to explain our living situation and how it's been since we moved in. . .first of all after we had seen the place and told the landlord we wanted to move in he said he wanted to clear it with the people who lived here first as he wanted everyone to be happy - which we were cool with and completely understood, until they came back saying they were uncomfortable with it, why you may ask??? Because they've never lived with a same-sex couple before and "didn't know what to expect". . .I say diddims and if you knew any homosexual couples at all you'd know we're just like any other couple and there wouldn't be an issue, but anyway our landlord turned around and said "I'm black and I don't do discrimination in anyway at all so if that's all the 'issues' they have then you're free to move in". But we knew that it would be a bit uncomfortable. . .Little did we know how.
We move in, and pretty much from the MOMENT we move in, if we're here they hide in their room, we don't socialise at all. (not by our choice though, we'd be happy to socialise with them if they ever wanted to) So anyway, if we're ever in the lounge they're not here, not because we don't want them to be but because THEY don't want to be.
You may all be wondering where this is going. . .So, about two weeks ago they come to us and say "we're not comfortable about the way this room [the living room] is being shared, you always seem to be in here" (we were thinking, well duh, this is a living room, we LIVE in it) and so we asked what we could do and came to the "compromise" that, except for Tuesdays and Thursdays when we have TV shows we watch, we will leave the lounge to them after 9pm. We were under the impression that this meant from when I came home from work till 9 the living room was "ours", we weren't happy, cause we feel that if you want privacy, go to your own room, but we were willing to give it a try! Only, they kept being in this area and weren't giving us the same consideration as we were giving them, so we were about to talk to them about how it wasn't working for us. (And for those of you who understand what this means - they were playing chess and talking during "Once More, With Feeling"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Well, tonight they come to us again and say that the whole thing isn't working for them and they want us to spend the majority of time in our room and only be in the living room when we are watching tv and they will do the same!!! Have these people NEVER lived with anybody before?!?!?!?!?!? You SHARE the living room in the sense that you all occupy the room at the same time, you want privacy - go to your freaking room!!!!! (I'm a little peeved at the moment, hence the excessive use of the exclamation marks, I apologise for that fact) You don't have "seperate, private" time in the living room!!!
Anyway, we made suggestions as to how things could be fixed, they made suggestions, basically neither of the couples is going to back down and it comes down to one of us moving out, and we like this place WAY too much and we're not going anywhere baby! If anyone has any ideas/suggestions as to how to deal with this issue, please help!
Not too mention the fact that I'm the ONLY one who puts out the rubbish and their freaking CHRISTMAS tree is STILL UP!! It's FEBRUARY for BEEPS sake!!!

Anyway; in an attempt to lighten the mood, I'm going to put some photos up of the SNOW (little excited squeal) we've had! (the snow which has meant a day and a half of work for me!!)

So first up, this was the view out of our kitchen window on Monday morning. . .
and this:
was the view out our lounge window and across the road.
This is my school from the car as we were coming up the driveway:
Isn't it pretty? and such an old building too!!And last but not least we have the school grounds as they looked from the carpark (or at least, some of the school grounds, it's a BIG school!!)
When we went into school we discovered that we only had the 21 termly boarders (kids who don't go home for the weekend) and that none of the day kids or the weekly boarders (kids who do go home for the weekend) could make it in. Nor could half the staff. . .Our school is kinda in the middle of nowhere with loads of windy, dangerous, country roads and a very steep, long driveway. So, we figured out how to get the 21 kids home and the senior management said, come back Wednesday, enjoy the snow!!! So we did!!! And it was proper powdery, soft snow too!!! I had a mini snowfight with one of my boys and made a snow angel too!!! It was so awesome!!!!
Anyway, thank you for listening to my rant and staying all the way through till the happy stuff at the end!!
Please leave comments, we really enjoy them!!

1 comment:

Cavegirl Nat said...

hide a whole fish or a stinky french cheese in their wardrobe (or in the wall in their room if you can get in there) so that they will be too grossed out to live there anymore (and they can't blame you for it because the smell is coming from their room).