Tuesday, 16 March 2010
FIL was due here last month on a specific day..and he didn't show.
He phoned Mr Ayak last week to say he would be here yesterday...and he didn't show. Didn't even ring Mr Ayak, and his phone was switched off when Mr Ayak tried to ring him.
I aired the spare room as best I could. The damp walls have virtually dried out but it still smells, but nowhere near as bad as it was. I made up the bed, and did a thorough clean of the house. You probably wonder why I would even bother, but it's more to do with a sense of pride on my part, and I don't want to give him any more reasons to criticise. Mr Ayak spent the day continuing to dig over the garden. Although he won't admit it, his reasons for trying to make the garden look as good as possible, are the same as mine. Although he's had a lifetime of criticism from his father, so he ought to be used to it by now.
He's playing games. Of that I'm sure. Just keeping us on our toes and waiting to make a grand entrance whenever it suits him. Mr Ayak is very edgy...snapping at me over the slightest thing. It's stress, pure and simple. Not only because of his father, but he has an awful lot on his mind concerning his business venture and there's still so much to sort out.
So I've removed the clean bedding from the spare room and packed it away. It's just too bad if FIL turns up today...he can make up his own bed. He won't be fed unless he brings his own provisions, because we barely have enough food for two of us. OK I have a knack of being able to stretch food to accommodate unexpected visitors, but I have no intention of even trying. I'm sure he won't be happy but what's the worst he can do? Remind us yet again that this is his house that he kindly gave us to live in? Tell us to move out? Well that's fine...we've moved enough times in 12 years, so one more upheaval won't hurt us. If he decides to do that, he'll have to pay us for all the repairs and improvements we've made since last May before we even consider packing our bags.
Mr Ayak says there is no way FIL will ask us to leave because he will completely lose face. His family will disown him, and he has already lost a lot of credibility because of the situation with MIL.
Enough about him. There are more pleasant things to talk about. Yesterday was sunny and warm but the temperature dropped quite suddenly mid-afternoon, but I've woken up this morning to sunshine and even though it's not quite 8 am, it's warm enough to sit out on the terrace with my coffee.
One of the goats belonging to the woman next door gave birth last week. Just one beautiful tiny baby goat, and I spent an hour cuddling it yesterday. What a gorgeous little creature. If only my camera was working. I really must get it sorted because these wonderful moments pass so quickly and I need to capture them. The only way I can attempt to take photos at the moment is with the integrated camera on my laptop, which I used for my profile pic, but I can hardly chase goats around the garden with a laptop!
Right...off outside now to enjoy the sunshine. Have a good day!