I’m Very Sorry..

July 27, 2006 at 8:41 am 11 comments

… that I missed the great Jamaican blog meet-up last night! According to Dr D, no excuse is good enough, but I’ll tell you mine anyway.

The apartment I thought I was buying fell through yesterday. For the second time, the seller liked someone else more than me so sold it to her. (Note to self – maybe I should start taking flowers and a bottle of wine for the house sellers to make them like me?)

So I wasn’t in an overly good mood yesterday evening. But then, a ray of sunshine emerged from around the back of the cloud – someone knew someone who had a place in the same complex which they wanted to sell. So last minute plans were made – I went to see it last night. The idea was that once I’d been there, I’d head to the link up.

Well, the lady who is selling it did mention that the place ‘needed some work’ so I wasn’t expecting a super pretty place. However, I also wasn’t expecting to be met at the door by 3 dogs – it’s a one-bed apartment!!! Well, some work would firstly include a heck of a lot of bleach and fresh air – I haven’t been in somewhere so dusty and dirty for a while. It would then involve tearing out and burning the carpet in the bedroom, which currently looks like it is made of dog hair. Then a new bathroom would need to be installed – I don’t think that the current one is supposed to look black… and the same with the kitchen… There’s no a/c or water heater… However, if she makes it cheap enough, then I would buy it… and spend the difference making it nice.

So the end of the story was that by the time I left there, I felt so dirty and smelt of dogs so much that I decided I couldn’t come and be sociable – you’d all be wondering who the miserable smelly person was which isn’t the first impression I wanted to make with the blogging community in real life!!

However, I promise promise promise that next time, I’ll be there… and if I get this apartment, La Kabana would be a great place to meet as I’d be living less than 5 minutes away!


Entry filed under: On socialising and partying, On trying to become a propertied young lady.

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. fwade  |  July 27, 2006 at 9:12 am

    You were missed! I had to leave early, but the time I was there was wonderful. The conversation was warm and interesting, and I told my wife it was little like being at Calabash.

    And yes, we did call your name wodnering what had happened!

  • 2. Mad Bull  |  July 27, 2006 at 9:46 am

    Sorry you ddn’t make it. Don’t worry though, you’re forgiven… at least, I’ve forgiven you…

  • 3. Leon  |  July 27, 2006 at 11:14 am

    It’s ok. It would have been nice to meet you though.

  • 4. Gela's Words  |  July 27, 2006 at 12:43 pm

    yes man, we dida chat yu! But is awright, next time.

  • 5. Dr. D.  |  July 27, 2006 at 2:05 pm

    I hear you….

    Sounds like the apartment needs a professional cleaning!

  • 6. Guyana-Gyal  |  July 27, 2006 at 4:36 pm

    Aww, I hope you do get to go on the next meet. Hey, maybe one day you will all come to Guyana 🙂

    Just a teeny little advise on buying your own home…get someone who knows about carpentry to look over the place for you and give you an estimate of how much it would cost to do over.

  • 7. Kingston Girl  |  July 27, 2006 at 4:42 pm

    Thanks everyone for missing me – i’ll be there next time!

    GG – yes, I’m getting someone to look at it for me and do a costing for what I want

  • 8. Gela's Words  |  July 28, 2006 at 4:14 am

    Don’t give up. Nothing happens before the time.

  • 9. cream  |  July 28, 2006 at 11:47 am

    I wouldn’t worry if the flat falls through again! You WILL get the one that is right for you!
    But flowers and chocolates may help!

  • 10. Scratchie  |  July 28, 2006 at 9:50 pm

    no problem…you were missed. I know first hand the house hunting thing. I’m still looking after 2 years almost. Nothing before its time though. Hope you get what you really want.

  • 11. Stunner  |  July 29, 2006 at 10:24 pm

    Well, the other bloggers forgave you, so I will too.

    Sounds like you would be putting a lot of work and money into fixing up that apt. I guess she will be selling it reasonably cheap. All the best with your decision.


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