We had a family barbeque at Ex Sis in Law's abode today to celebrate. Most of the family was there, including the pregnant with a boy oldest niece, and her Little M and Little Em who love their twin cousins dearly. Mother was there of course and Ex Sis in Law's husband was a little flirtatious with her, which went down well.
I have fallen in love with Es Sis in Law's husband's daughter's partner. He is twenty one, lean, with a nice bubble butt as they say in the US and sadly balding at such a young age. He is not too bad looking, but wow, what a personality. All the little nieces adore him and the adults really like him.
Unbelievably R could not unscrew the top off a soft drink. I asked Tradie Brother but realised he was in the middle of eating and his hands were greasy. For the first time I spoke directly to the above mentioned, and his strong hand immediately unscrewed the bottle top. Thanks N, I simpered.
Last year we gave our old car to Ex Sis in Law. While it was doing fine for us for occasional short trips here, it soon failed on longer very outer suburban drives. Water pump, valve sleeves etc. Ex Sis in Law's husband will get rid of it, but we needed the number plates to hand in the the car registration place and cancel its registration. Ex Sis in Law's husband called forth his apprentice to remove them, his son in law to be.
N put his ten mm socket to work as I stood by admiring his work and making inane conversation to a 21 year old. He is just so nice and he responded kindly and told me his big diesel four wheel drive had travelled 400,000 km. Ok, maybe he is a bit of a car bragger. I am sure they are not all his travel, 400,000 in the three years since he gained his driving license.
Well, it is a bit sad. This was the first brand new car we bought, back in 2000. We visited my father in our older car before he died, and went to his funeral in our brand new car which is about to go to the wreckers yard as scrap.
R says I am stupid for getting so attached to things and I certainly do. She served us well and had better air con than our newer Mazda car.