Another interesting Albanian wedding tradition involves "kidnapping" the bride and driving her all over town, followed by another car in which someone with a huge video camera captures the whole event, while the drivers lean nonstop on their horns. This usually happens on Sunday- which is why I am expecting the music to stop sometime tomorrow. (Fingers crossed!)
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Oh the Joys of moving house and settling into a new neighbourhood!
Our new home has been waiting for about two years for someone to move in and to pay it some attention, so now that we're here it has started stamping its feet and having a few little tantrums. This morning my patience grew thin and I knew it was time to make a list of things that were driving me crazy.
1. One leaky toilet
2. One leaky sink drain
3. A tub with no silicone around it's rim
4. A non-working lawnmower and grass a foot high
5. A modem that needs to be rebooted every hour
And the two BIGGIES:
6. No hot water when we needed to shower this morning
AND worst of all:
7. New neighbours who started blasting whingy Albanian music 5 days ago from 8 in the morning til midnight
So I wrote my list and left it on Peter's desk, went back to bed and pulled a blanket over my head hoping to block out the music that has been making me nauseous all week.
It's now 6 pm, most of the problems have been dealt with (my hubby is my hero), I'm still in my nightie as I wait for the water to get hot, and the music has been adjusted to a much more tolerable level. Apparently a week of LOUD Balkan music is part of the northern wedding tradition and we have been told it will end tomorrow evening. For that I am extremely grateful. I honestly thought of throwing rocks through the neighbours brand new windows last night at 11:30. Then I remembered just how horrible my rock throwing skills are and went to bed.
Posted by Miss Kim at 5:56 PM
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