VAMPIRES, ANYONE...BY b. Malin
LIFE IN THE CONDO...
"So here I am FIVE weeks since my last Hub, still working on the Condo w/the View. Of course I miss writing and visiting all my Hub Friends. But our Goal has been to get FINISHED, and we're getting there, SLOWLY, but surely... So now, I'm taking "time out", for a small Hub.
I looked at Lover Man the other day and said, "I think we've turned into VAMPIRES, for we only go out after DARK"! Which is kinda of easy, since it gets dark around 5:30 now. He nods in agreement, as we both share a laugh. And why do we go out after dark? BECAUSE we are RETURNING things, it has become the story of our lives. We buy, and then the "thing" is WRONG, or DAMAGED. When it's not, we put it together and get on to the next project, and so goes the Day, which quickly turns into night.
We've learned to make phone calls, like we did with a "Medicine Cabinet" that we'd brought home, which turned out to be DAMAGED when we took it out of the box. And, I will add, it was the LAST ONE they had. Isn't it ALWAYS that way? I said, "We're NOT going back to that store...NOT TONIGHT, I just can't do it! No, we will call the 1-800 number on the box". Of course that meant using precious CELL PHONE MINUTES, our only form of communication here. We don't want to put in a house phone until we've moved officially. Let me add, that this is just before New Year's Eve...So I'm thinking, NO One is going to answer. BUT Low and behold, someone, a LIVE VOICE, is at the other end. Wow, we are impressed. "Good evening, John speaking, how may I help you"? (And a Cheerful voice at that). I tell "John" that the Mirror part of the Medicine Cabinet is damaged. He say's "l'll have to get one from stock, but I can't do that till tomorrow, the warehouse is closed now. But I will call you tomorrow". "Really"? I say. "REALLY" He replies firmly. YES, John does call us back. He has one PERFECT MIRROR, which HE has personally checked. It will be send out, and we should receive it in 5-7 business days. At that moment, I'm in Love with John! He is my HERO! We wish each other a "Happy New Year" and I tell him, I think he's a real GOOD Guy. He's Happy, we're Happy...Happy, Happy, Happy!
The next nightfall, we are going out, just the two of us, NO RETURNS. We step into the Elevator, we live on the 4th floor of a 5 story building and I stand there. Lover Man looks at me, I look at him. "What"? I say. He says, "In order to go down to the first floor, you have to select a number, like ONE perhaps"? "Oh I say, I wondered why we weren't moving"? "Tired Sweetheart"? he asks, as we both start laughing. "Hey, I reply, VAMPIRES live for the Nightlife...Come fly with me" I say as the elevator reaches the first floor. He takes my hand and we race out into the night, as we breathe in the cool salty air.