BAD is in Cobh, Ireland.
A couple of things have made me a little sad this week, personally sad. Lee wrote a nice post about lifelong friendships. We have a few people who we would call friends but I have never had a personal friend, a confident, like someone who you can speak truthfully to about what bothers you in life. It is probably a character defect of mine, along also with R and myself being a couple and not reliant on anyone. We are pretty well content with our own company and I have my 'friends on the internet' to quote R. The contentment with each other's company will change one day, when one of us is not around. I s'pose I am a pretty contained person and I don't wear my heart on my sleeve. Writing this is perhaps as much as I do.
I had a week off work, worked a week, then had another week off work. I am using up leave before I retire. For both of my two weeks off, there was never a cross word between us, as we battled bathroom renovations. United against a common enemy? Renovations and having tradespeople around is stressful.
I carefully worked the money out and fortunately kept a file. What I paid, what he paid and who was to pay what. I know from experience it is so easy to forget.
Forget I did as the installation of the shower and bath screen were delayed from my second week off, and I forgot who was to pay what. So today when the tradies finally finished by putting in the bath screen, it was time to pay. R looked at me. I thought you were paying, I replied to his look. Ok, no matter, I will pay. I have absolutely no memory of anything related to me paying for the screens. R escorted the tradies from the building and once back exploded. How dare I humiliate him in front of the tradies. It took me a while to understand why I should have paid and not him. As it was I was home for lunch. Had it have been earlier, he would have had to have paid. I had to refer to my file to understand why I paid.
Ok, R paid the plumbing bill and I gave him half, less his share of the screen payment, of which I had paid half. As I said, just as well I write these things down.
So things will be tense for a couple of days, but I guess after 39 years, we won't separate. Relationships are never easy and I am feeling a little maudlin this Friday evening. I was also very saddened this week to read of the separation betwen John Gray of Wales and his husband. I am sure we all hope John well for his future, wherever it may be.
Nothing prepared for posting this Saturday, so there you go.
Thank you for your indulgence.
So that is the bathrooms finished but R's is not usable until Sunday, so I will take photos then when the tapes are removed. I am delighted with my new shower screen.