14 July 2013

Home Sweet Home

Moving house is always a big day... and thank goodness we had the sense to hook up with our favourite removalist - big shout out to Pinder Tower for smooth moves.  Another blesssing is it happens to coincide with the school holidays, plus with MOTH and I on leave, it was great to have the week to unpack our 60+ boxes of goodies that have been stored for up to 4 years.  It was just like Christmas, re-discovering some old favourites and taking the opportunity to do a big toss out at the same time.

A week later, our end of the house (and probably AC's too) still looks like a bomb just hit.  Slowly but surely we're making our way through the mess.

Anyone in need of tea chest packing boxes, please let me know, plus we have enough bubble wrap to start a business!  Between us we also have sufficient gear to open an Opportunity Shop... I reckon a garage sale is in order.  

This is the spare bedroom... where we toss everything we can't find a home for yet and/or don't want anymore. The door way is now blocked!

L-l-l-love our aubergine carpet!!!

I have been busy purchasing items on eBay and jaunting around the countryside to collect everything.  K1 and I disassembled and reassembled 2 Ikea bookcases within 24 hours, both are now being used in wardrobes. Lucky K2 has acquired a massive desk and leather chair so he's set now.

The doorbells I ordered from the US arrived the other day so MOTH's next task is to create a plate for all 3 to sit on.  In the meantime, knock hard and/or text before arrival.  I can tell you for sure the thick walls and double glazed windows are doing a fine job. We can't hear a damn thing that's going on outside!!!

Today the final piece of house was put in place  -  the front door!  Jeez MOTH and Fuzzy work well together.

Our internet connection is finally available (phew... some of us were breaking out in a sweat... not mentioning any names) but we're struggling with the crap Optus service on our mobile phones.  Voice calls are impossible. Not happy Jan!

The early days of living in a new home take some patience.  It's a whole new environment, like getting used to different showers... the Methven rose feels like rain and there's no cold spots so it's quite nice, but will require some getting used to.  The house needs to warm up too, and mid winter is not the easiest to deal with at the best of times, so we're having to use oil column heaters to keep the chills away. Everyone is having fun with the Insinkerator too.  Anything that's edible can be sent to the worm farm (waste water treatment system) so all our food scraps, tea bags, egg shells all get munched up. yum yum

Well, some of us are returning to the real world of paid jobs tomorrow so I'll bid you adieu, guten nacht, farewell... for now.

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