Last post by rovingjack - November 23, 2023, 11:58:03 PM
Someone from my abortive trip to NYC offered to send me a goody bag from the event on october 15th. It was really nice of them to do that...
A friend asked me to meet up with them for arty activities, and it's really nice to have friends invite me to do activities.
Another couple of friends said they we should get together at a game store for some games on nov 1st. It's nice to have friends to play games with.
I'd gotten no package by holloween. the person said they were visiting family and would send it out on the 6th. Oh, okay, hope the family visit was fun, no worries, just let me know when to look for it. I appreciate the effort.
Arty friend is sick that week, art postponed. Hope you feel better, let me know if you need anything, here's a fun arty prompt generator to play with in the mean time.
Gaming friends have to bow out, they have to rebudget so they aren't spending money going out to places. That's okay, moneys tight all around, so I get it. I've got a collection of games to rival a convention game library, so if you ever want a game night either at your or my place just let me know.
it's now 3 weeks later. No package, no indication it was ever sent. No Arty get together. No game night.
Am I just not getting the hint, or am I supposed to know when it's appropriate to nag about the package so I don't go to the post office every few days and find no package delivery slip, and then ask if any packages have come, but no slip was put in my box yet... or know when to write off gamer friends and just find other people to play games with... or other arty friends.
what's the etiquette for this stuff. and more importantly, why do I keep getting my hopes up on empty promises to just end up sitting alone. I don't mind being by myself. I just think it's needlessly cruel to make plans or offer something and not only back out but essentially not withdraw the intent but also never get another try at it either. and people wonder why I don't accept invites or offers from friends.
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Last post by Sir Henry - November 21, 2023, 09:07:50 AM
Slow progress. Last winter was a disaster without heating; depression and a total lack of drive to do anything along with the inability to do anything for more than an hour at a time because the small stove needed constant feeding. Not fun. But then spring arrived and everything in the garden started shooting up - ivy, brambles, sycamore saplings, a load of weird, leafless invasive things and so on. Back to spending the first two hours every day killing things. But on the plus side, the useable garden is now about 500 sq. ft. bigger than it was last year, I discovered a swing hanging in the brambles that is still strong enough to use and the dwarf apple tree seems to fruit half each year. Last year the left side had cooking apples and this year the right side had eating apples. Weird and wonderful.
Early summer saw the arrival of a new roof with lining, solar panels and about two dozen fewer holes open to the sky. So mid summer to the end of this month has been putting down a floor in the attic and putting up 150mm/6 in. of insulation in and on the eaves. All by myself, with no-one but these two for company.
It will all be plasterboarded out, but not until we've put in a Juliet balcony in one side window so we can winch up the boards rather than try to get them up two flights of narrow, spiralling stairs. Having a winch will also mean I can use the space as a workshop.
Then, once the solar was sorted (it only took 3 months from completing installation to commissioning it ) we could get the air source heat pump installed. Did I mention that it should have been done last year but the company vanished? Well this year wasn't looking too good either as the guy in charge kept having to delay it. He had only just got out of hospital after a Rotweiller attack when he fell and broke 3 ribs. But last week, almost a year to the day since the original installation was due to take place, they turned up. It has been chaos here and a very steep learning curve (retrofitting into a double-sized house wasn't something they'd done before). But we now have two air source heat pumps and the most spectacular boiler setup (I asked, but apparently none of the taps dispenses gin). So as of today, we have heating in the house! (I'm really hoping that this means we won't have to go through another year of pushing through the inertia of depression.) And by golly gosh is it shiny?: