Driftwood

Monday, February 29, 2016

Time for a little working out again...

This morning I was a bit taken aback when my partner said he wanted to move a couple of thing upstairs, out of his study. The pieces in question are a small Davenport, and a card table - both antiques, both nice things in themselves. He wants to put them in the small bedroom I use as a... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Have I earned my stripes yet?

The men have been out to see The Revenant, which I declined because I was sure it wasn't for me. Dearest, returning shortly after I got in and finished the vacuuming, said he was glad I hadn't gone. I was quite happy to have had an afternoon free, and went shopping... scored a bargain pair of smart... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Life with the Boy: New Year, New Dilemmas

This person's condition is causing me great difficulties, more so now that I never get a break from his presence. More correctly, I never get time to myself any more unless I leave the house, and I seem to be doing that less and less. Things have changed for us all in the past three years. Once upon... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Distant fondness.

As well as going off somewhere for Christmas and leaving the kids on their own, my ex was (apparently) absent again for New Year. He can do what he wants, but given that he has ended up being their encumbent parent -- not that they are children -- I find it sad that my son rings me at 3am... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Result - but not quite

This is over with now. The ex has played hardball (as expected). We have 'agreed' (just like before) that he will capitalise extended maintenance. Clever-dick that he is, he has beaten me down to a figure that HE finds acceptable, thus doing me out of six months' income. Sigh. My solicitor has been... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Watch this space

We have heard from the 'other side'... he is willing to extend the support for another 33 months (I asked for three years, he wants to start in January thus making me do without for three months....sigh). So far this looks encouraging. I just need not to shoot myself in the foot by letting him off... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

And 'phew!'

Reset; have just got off the phone with my solicitor. It seems the wires were crossed and I don't have to pay any more just at the moment. She has drafted some settlement terms, and with a bit of luck it can go off to the other side this evening. Is it safe to breathe out now?... smile. Sign in to see full entry.

Squeezed

We are nearing crunch time, with regard to my request to extend financial support. Today I have had the alarming news that my solicitor now needs yet more funds, on account, as security for the hearing scheduled on 22nd December, for which she has appointed a ('relatively junior' and... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Momentum a bit too momentous?

Dearest is getting restless again. Now that the dust has settled after his 94-year-old mother's death in August, he wants to start planning things to do next year. (I struggle to keep up). The latest 'thing to do' is to go to the races in July. He'd said before that he would take me one day, and I... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Life with the 'boy'

Various little interchanges this week have made me wonder if there will ever be any progress, but let's hope. Stepson, getting ready for tennis, or squash - it doesn't matter which - suddenly burst out loudly in his calling-out, sing-song way that reminds me of a three year old wanting attention,... Sign in to see full entry.

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