July 20, 2010

Gone, Baby, Gone

Taking Ari and a handful of his friends to the cottage for a few days. There will be noise. A lot of food will disappear. There will be a slight swampy smell about the place as four 16-year-olds make themselves at home.

I took this pic while kicking madly in my flippers so I wouldn't drown. Dunno who the kid on the right is - though that's Ari (left) and Christer (middle) probably a couple of years ago.

You'll have to talk amongst yourselves for a few days. And no, I'm not giving any of you rotters directions.

Unless the boys run out of steak, or I get dangerously low on wine.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just air out the swampy smell, I'm up next.


why me, Lord, why me?

July 20, 2010 3:40 PM  
Anonymous jmd said...

Roz - just arm yourself with a big bottle of Febreeze and a bigger bottle of booze. It's all good.

July 20, 2010 4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who says "it's all good" knows it's not. Febreeze IS a good idea however. I'll put it on the list, right after the case of wine/anaesthetic .


July 21, 2010 9:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it possible to get that 'swampy' smell out? It lives in my house and we keep putting the 16 yr olds' shoes in the garage but it just won't go away.
The smell may be 'be all good' but being that cottage is always good so take it in stride and enjoy for those of us who don't have a cottage to go to!

July 21, 2010 9:58 AM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

Four 16 year old boys? It'll smell like damp goats before long. Good luck with that!

July 21, 2010 10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please stop. You're all scaring me.


the childless one

July 21, 2010 2:47 PM  
Blogger Nursedude said...

To get rid of the swampy smell you have to get rid of the source.

In a couple of years when they go to college or university the odour should disappear for long periods at a time and reappear each May-Sept for 4-5 years.

Then it will reappear full time until they find a mate and marry off.

The cheaper solution would be to just move and leave no forwarding address.

July 22, 2010 8:10 AM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

That as may be, Roz but you still can channel your inner child! I'm in the same boat -- but have 18 nieces and nephews. No, we're not Catholic, just rabbits, apparently.

July 22, 2010 9:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think I've ever been known to go with the 'cheaper solution'
They can be smelly but in the long run are well worth it.
Don't wait Roz, get up there while the chaos is going on, then when they leave you will really know what it is to relax in peace & quiet. (and you might even miss them and their swampy smell!)

July 22, 2010 10:19 AM  
Blogger DJW said...

Listen Roz, it's been 2 years since my last vacation, and might be 2 more years till the next...If you don't want the stinkin' cottage, I'll take the smelly thing.

Some people.



July 22, 2010 11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, ok. I'll deal with the swampy essence. And no, I'm not going to be making a special guest appearance. The place is as big as a shoe box at the best of times. Besides, if I arrive on schedule, maybe she'll have aired out the place and killed all the varmints. Did you happen to read her tweet(s)? Better her than moi.


July 22, 2010 11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can only imagine her tweets....still can't believe she is actually doing that....but the webgods here think we should be working and not accessing 'social networks' so I have to wait until I go home to do that, which also means I have to think of it, so I probably won't see them.
Four 16 yr olds means she has probably gone through most of a grocery stores' stock by now and has to take out a loan to refill the fridge and the cupboards.

July 22, 2010 12:04 PM  

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