Thursday, August 2, 2007

no place like home

No more guests. I'm back in my very own house. It looks like they didn't use the closet that I spent so much time emptying and that they decided to sleep in the rooms without air conditioning. On the other hand, by accident or design, they left six half-eaten pints of ice cream in the freezer. Not my favorite flavors, but that didn't stop me from eating large spoonfuls of all but one.*



*I threw away the freezer-burnt chocolate that was missing its lid.

edited to add: While the freezer was full of tasty treats, the refrigerator, unfortunately, was not. The horror. The horror.

21 comments:

missedconceptions said...

Did they fix the couch or at least offer to have it repaired?

niobe said...

Uh, that would be no.

I talked to L (they're his friends anyway) and his take is that he thinks couch was probably already fraying, so we can't really blame them. I disagree, but I don't think it's worth fighting about.

slouching mom said...

Well, thank goodness for the ice cream. That'll take (some of) the sting out of a broken couch.

Julia said...

Yay, home! I hope they at least vacuumed after themselves...

Ice cream...yum.

Lori said...

Thank goodness Niobe! It must feel so good to be back in your own space.

And SIX half eaten pints of ice cream. What were they serving? An ice cream buffet?

BasilBean said...

Yay! You have your home back!

I'm curious, how many guests were there?

The Oneliner (Christina) said...

frayed couch=bad
ice cream=good.

The Oneliner (Christina) said...

i just want you to know that i am brazil. so apparently, "what country you are" has zero to do with how you would look in a brazilian swim suit.

Christine said...

well ice cream can fix a few things. hope the couch isn't a total loss.

thirtysomething said...

Since ice cream is not on my list of favorite foods I would still be upset about my furniture.
Thank goodness for home sweet home though, eh? Glad the ordeal is over (mostly, except for furniture shopping anyway, which might actually be fun and not as bad as car shopping)

Magpie said...

Yeah house with ice-cream.
Boo guests and couch damage.

But welcome home, again.

Eva said...

Any ice cream is better than no ice cream! I'm pretty impressed that there were SIX DIFFERENT FLAVORS. I don't think I've had six different flavors of ice cream in my entire life!

Furrow said...

Okay, that clinches it. House exchange, right? They must be European if they didn't want air conditioning or closet space.

And I just read East Timor again. That's a good thing. I was reading it as sad instead of triumphant. Bad skimmer.

niobe said...

Furrow: Well, it was supposed to be a house exchange. It kind of worked out, but not completely. Because I couldn't leave town, I ended up staying with my brother. So, the new plan is that we'll use their apartment over the next couple of weeks, while they visit the wife's family (she's American) somewhere in the Midwest.

As for East Timor, maybe sad and triumphant?

Anns said...

I just learnt an interesting little trick today : after you eat your share of icecream take some cling and place it lightly over the remaining icecream so it's touching ever so gently before you cover the container back up with it's regular lid.

It prevents freezer burn.
Perhaps I'm a little late in this knowledge but I thought that was a handy little tip!

Anns xo

niobe said...

Eva: The funny thing (or a funny thing) is that there weren't six different flavors. Two were vanilla, Two were some kind of peach, one was oreo cookie, and then, of course, there was the rejected chocolate.

Why couldn't they have waited until they finished the first vanilla to buy (and open) a second one? It's a mystery.

Monica said...

So glad you are home. I can't eat ice cream that's been in the freezer longer than a week. Wait.. that was funny since ice cream never lasts longer than two days in my fridge. But one time it did and I can't remember why. Perhaps my jaw was wired shut. Anyway, it had those awful crystals on it. I think I'll have to reread E. Timor too.

My Reality said...

Please tell me that they didn't leave ketchup in your fridge. That for me would be worse than the frayed couch!

LeRoy Dissing said...

I can tell you about the ice cream - they have kids and they all want their own flavor. Thus the reason for so many. I'm glad you are back home. Would you really do this again?

LeRoy Dissing said...

BTW: I might have missed it if you posted anything about your new (used?) car? Did you finally get one?

Aurelia said...

Mmmm ice cream. Agreeing with Leroy here. Multiple boxes for when they wanted to avoid fights.