Good morning from the Twilight Zone. I finally slept, but did not yet fully awaken. Tension levels in my *brain*...
So let's cut to the SIL story, I know you're all waiting.
Her husband,t he milloinaire who was formerly known as her boyfriend, is installing a hot tub for her in their flower garden behind their house in urban Minnesota. This means she needs privacy curtains around it, b/c what is the use of a hot tub in the middle of one's back yard if you cannot loung in it birthday-suit naked, and be protected from the elements by the cute little pagoda roof thing in the sort-of-a-gazebo-ish surrounding aforementioned hot tub.
If you can't grasp all that, don't worry. I saw the photos and am still trying to not throw up in my own brain.
Anyway, our part in her "Christmas gift" (the French spa month now out of hte quesiton, she has a hot tub for winter in Minnesota, hey, who doesn't want to sit outside in winter in Minnesota in their birthday suit?!.... Kel, if I give you her address, will you drop in on her hot tub and say "howdy do!"?).... is one of the four extra-wide shower curtains (fabric) she wants to go around the tub. ONly available in the UK. Price in the UK, about 20 pounds. Shipping to the US? *keels over*
She could simply choose a fabric or, hey, how about bamboo blinds or something... and have it made in the US.... nope, English rose garden pattern on the 2.4-meter-wide curtain. For those who don't do metric, that's just over 7 3/4 feet.
Good news, you can buy them on e-Bay. Bad news, you still have to ship transAtlantic.
I want to drive to West Virginia, grab a lump of coal, and mail her *that*. Is that wrong of me? Yes, yes it is. DO I care right now? Not after *that* text-fest with the in-laws last night. Apparently, the shower curtains are hte easy option. Some of the cousins are chipping in for some kind of monthly maintenance service for a year. Yes, her spouse is a millionaire. Now you know how. He cons people into buying things for him, much like SIL. Match made in ... er... a bank?
In other news, I had a nightmare involving a homicide cop, Sasquatch, and a broken arm...
I'd chat more, but honestly, I slept on my bad elbow and that arm is a bit iffy. More later if I can, and if I cannot, hey, you got the SIL scoop to brighten your day! She's not *yours*!
Just a roll call. We have a repairman coming, it's been 3 hours of sleep, and my mom made her situation worse, so... KI'm just gonna go do wht I must. Peace and health to all! :-)
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