He’s Lost Control

Image: Adapted from Canva Pro

A state of mild panic has descended on the Davy D household. I say mild, major would be a more accurate description. Mrs. D and I have made a monumental decision to move home. Our property went on the housing market this week and all plans to sit and have a couple of calm, quiet moments to write this weeks Friday Thoughts have blown out of the Writing Den window.

Control has been handed over to an estate agent. In six hours, instead of time spent mulling and musing, in a writerly fashion, we have people coming to view our house. Cue, carnage, chaos, and any other C words describing this moment.

It is 5.30am and I am sat at my writing desk wishing I had taken heed of all those excellent blog posts I read about planning ahead. Planning and writing posts, for an emergency, was on my To-Do list. A thousand ideas of what I was going to write have merged into mush. Against all of my better judgement, I thought I would give the WordPress Artificial Intelligence (AI) generator a try. I’ve been meaning to have a look and see what all the fuss was about.

She was happening, he was losing control. Growing distant when all he wanted to do was stay close. Her words were like a howling wind, blowing away his hopes and dreams, his chance at redemption.

He had been a fool, a dreamer, a romantic. The kind of person who firmly believed in happy endings and that no matter what, love would always win out.

But with each passing day, it seemed like their relationship was moving farther and farther away. He felt powerless and lost control, unable to choose the outcome for the love of his life. He could only cross his fingers and hope for the best.

Despair was beginning to take over, and he had to do something quickly to keep it from consuming him. He decided to take a step back, distance himself from the situation, and go within to find his true inner peace. He set aside his worries and focused on being thankful for the time he had spent with her.

He realized that no matter how lost his love made him feel, it was still worth it. That in the end, it was the love he was seeking all along. So,

Artificial Intelligence

SO!!!, Talk about misreading a situation. This state of emergency is no love story, although there is some truth about despair beginning to take over. All I can do is revert to my usual Plan B, which is to leave you with a piece of poetry on my predicament. Mrs. D is standing at the door of the den with a hoover and cleaning cloth in her hands, giving me one of her, ‘move now, or your day will be getting a little more difficult,’ looks.

Hailstones always leave a moment of transcendence
A strange sense of having no keys, no home
Sometimes he just wanted to sit and pontificate
Realise he didn’t really need a crowd for a party

But being spontaneous pulled at his cortex
Left him feeling like a racing car with broken wheels
He wanted to move from the relentless to the sublime
Ditch those boxes filled with poison and heretics

The ice, the ice, stopped him crossing the line

I will be taking a short break from the blog from Monday, 13th March, as we will be travelling to the South Coast, property hunting. Normal service will be resumed on the 20th March. Hopefully, internet connection permitting, I will be able to continue to read your excellent posts in an attempt to keep me sane.

Stay safe, and I hope to return with some news.

36 thoughts on “He’s Lost Control

  1. Good luck with selling your home and moving. In the end, I am sure that it will be worth it. A change is only appreciated after it happens–seldom during the actual early stage of chaos.

    1. Thanks, Diana, that is most appreciated. It was good to read that you have just been through the process. Like yourself we are looking to move from the countryside back to somewhere which is more populous.

  2. Oh how exciting Davy. Sending positive thoughts for your sale, your search . . . and your sanity throughout this process. Ha, ha, I’m sure it will go great. Exciting times. Can’t wait to hear more. Best of luck.

  3. Oh, wow … exciting times ahead, Davy! I’m sending you many positive vibes for your upcoming move when it happens. Moving is always a big decision, but it sounds like you’re eager to move back into a busier area. I can’t imagine moving now, but given I’ve been in the same house for over forty years (showing my age here!), I’m reluctant to make a change now. Just as well I love where I am. I wish you and Mrs Davy loads of luck and a positive experience of selling your house and finding a happy new abode.

    I know very little about AI, and most of that has been on WordPress blogs. I can see the appeal, but it’s not for me. I do worry that if/once AI takes over, we will have far less use for our brains! (Perhaps, I should research it more before making vague accusations about it).

    Enjoy your break, Davy, and I hope you find the perfect new home for you and Mrs D very soon. See (read) you when you get back.

    1. Thank you, Ellie, for your kind words and thoughts which are deeply appreciated. The AI thing was a one off to quench my curiosity. The response it wrote did make me chuckle. I enjoy the writing process too much to start taking shortcuts. Have a good weekend.

  4. Whoa – that’s major indeed! I’m still chuckling about the AI text and loving the poem. Best wishes in your search and sale and we’ll see you back soon, I hope! πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Wynne, that is most appreciated. The AI response made me chuckle as well. There may be scope to have some fun with it at a later date. Although, as I said to Ellie, I love the traditional way of writing and creating posts too much to start being unfaithful now. Enjoy your weekend.

  5. Congratulations and best of luck! Relocating IS a whirlwind…and it sounds as those you are in full motion already. Thank you for the chuckle from Mrs. D: “…move now, or your day will be getting a little more difficult”. I believe I can picture that moment quite vividly. Take care! πŸ˜˜πŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜

    1. Thank you so much for those kind words and thoughts, Victoria. Mrs. D has many other classical sayings. Can’t say too much as I know she reads the blogπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Take care.

  6. Good luck, Davy. This is definitely a major change in life. I hope the sale and the new acquiring go well – something always manages to disrupt the writing. And I suppose love is synonymous to chaos. Haha! Take care and hope to have you back soon. Have a busy yet good weekend. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Terveen. I have a feeling that in amongst the chaos there may be some material for writing, so I will try to keep the pen flowing. I appreciate your kind words and have a good weekend.

      1. I am certainly hoping there will be, Brenda. I am having to learn a complete new language so I can communicate with estate agents (there’s the first chapter) πŸ˜‚.

      2. I can imagine. in a different life I worked for solicitors, so did my share of conveyancing and dealing with estate agents – not sure how much the terminology has changed.
        You can always message me if you get stuck or need to let off steam πŸ™‚

  7. I heard that changes only come at good times. Having moved house at least 20 times (it feels like that) in my life, it’ll be worth it. And having lived on the south coast for many of those years, it’s a lovely part of the world to go and explore and consider for a future home.

    I’d leave the AI at home, though.
    Good luck with it all, Davy.

    1. I hope that is true, Hugh, and thank you for sharing that and for your valued thoughts. The AI will definitely being going back in the cupboard. Seeing how often you have moved I might be coming to you for some tips and advice. Enjoy your weekend.

  8. Good luck! It’s all going to work out fine. Change can be exciting and will definitely add some arrows to the old writing quiver.
    P.S. Moving doesn’t scare me, but AI does!

    1. I’m the other way around, Alicia. The thought of moving is scary. I am treating it as a research project for a possible book. I love the thought of adding some arrows to the old writing quiver. Thanks for your words and support.

  9. Good luck Davy. Enjoy your week house-hunting. I hope it’s not too stressful and gives you some ideas/inspiration for the home that will be the right choice for you.

    I hope your sale goes well too … that you don’t have too many viewings before you get the right offer. I’d be tempted to leave the keys with the estate agent for the viewings and head to a coffee shop

    1. That is good advice, Brenda. If there is any suggestion that I might be part of the fixtures and fittings will be enough to put off any potential buyer. Thank you for your kind and supportive words.

      1. Watch you don’t make any throw away comments about what’s not included in the fixtures and fittings – when my aunt and uncle sold a house, he said the holly bush was going with them as a joke. My aunt wasn’t happy at the hassle of having to dig it up and take it with them to their new house

  10. Wow! This sounds like a life decision made very quickly! But it’s probably something you’ve been musing over for some time. Too much to hope it goes smoothly…but I hope it goes well. Good luck!

    1. Thanks, Paul. You are right, it is something we have been thinking about for a while and decided to bite the bullet. Probably not the best time with the state of the housing market, but am always up for a challenge. Is there a right time to move house? Thanks for your kind and supportive words, they are appreciated.

    1. Hi, Priscilla. Thank you. Moving twice in a year would send me into a spin. Apologies in the delayed response but we have been away and the internet connection was non existent.

  11. Seems like you did return post 20 March after all. But what are the updates? Moments of big changes like this will always be stressful, so I’m interested to know how you’re doing. Keep on keeping on!

    1. Cheers, Stuart. We are just on the initial steps of the move and there is still a long way to go. The housing market here in England is slow moving at the moment. Hopefully I will be able to squeeze out a few blog posts as the move progresses. Thank you for your supportive words.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.