Continuing the journey in a small town in the Australian Outback that changed two lives:
Man wants lawnmower; woman wants dreamy four-poster bed. Could not have both.
It was a tussle then: the lawnmower or the bed. The clincher came when we discussed where the items would go.
"We live in different houses," protested boyfriend. "How could we buy this bed and"?¦er"?¦where would it go. How would we, um, share it, so to speak?"
Such hurdles are meant to be jumped. So I jump in, while boyfriend´s eyes took on a gleam. "Okay, okay," I concede, "we will just have to move in together." Bigger gleam and sly smile. "I guess so," he pretends to consider it.
He got a life with me, I got the bed. Four years later we are married, have a mortgage and two kids. Damn bed!
However, the bed is still lovely and dominates the bedroom, a legacy of a surprising and productive trip to Broken Hill"?¦with no regrets.