Well... as you can guess... today is going to be all about unpacking.
Stew, Griffin and Steve will be getting all our stuff out of the storage units in Hamilton today.
I have NO idea where we will put it all! This house is already bursting at the seams!
Right... I better go...
RANDOM FACT: This house is 54 steps long 😊😁😊😁😊 I just walked from one end to the other.... it's a LONG house! Who needs to go out for a walk? Not me... I can just walk the length of the house several times a day and...BOOM! Exercise done. Ha ha ha.
I DID IT!!!
I GOT THE INTERNET GOING!!!
I thought I'd give all those freakin' cables another switch around... and it worked.
We have COLOUR again.
AND I can put up some photos later on.
Because we didn't get the house keys till 3 pm, and the trucks arrived at the same time. So we didn't have to pay any 'time penalty fees' to the moving company. SCORE!
AND, we had TORRENTIAL RAIN for the two hours BEFORE the trucks arrived! How lucky can ya get?
ABOVE: See the girl squatting down there? She was one of the unpackers... and I was concerned for her because she looked pregnant. So I asked her if she was OK doing such heavy work? She said yes, cos NO, she wasn't pregnant... but...
She had given birth to her 2nd baby just TWO WEEKS AGO, and it was a surprise baby because they didn't think they could have any more babies after their first child 6 years ago.
So, while we were talking, I asked her if she had a pushchair for baby yet, and she said "NO"... so I gave her the pushchair I'd bought for Keera.
She was thrilled to bits, as was her husband. Most of the movers were related in some way... a true family business.
ABOVE: When I picked up the keys from the Estate Office, they gave us this huge gift basket! I've not had much of a chance to look in it yet, but it's chokka with all sorts of stuff. Even Gift Vouchers!
ABOVE: If you are wondering what my house looks like right now... imagine every room looking like this!
ABOVE: Here's the guys back with the first load from our Storage units in Hamilton. They didn't get my fabric yet... boo hoo!
This is so much fun... in a weird way. I do a bit, then I sit down for a bit. My back is aching, and funnily enough, so are the muscles of my abdomen! Shit, they ain't been used/sore in FOREVER!
RANDOM FACT #2: It feels like CHRISTMAS when you open a box and see shit you ain't seen in almost a year! I'm getting excited over TUPPERWARE! BOWLS! CUTLERY! SERVING DISHES! EVEN POTS.
Oh this is so much FUN FUN FUN. I'm so friggin happy right now... even though my back is killing me. I just took 2 Tramadol to make my back shut the hell up.
ABOVE: This is the food pantry. When we looked at the house we sure didn't notice the blocks of wood holding up the shelves. Steve is going to work on a solution so we can get rid of the blocks of wood.
Winding down for the day now. It doesn't look like we got much done today, but in reality we did. From now on we will take our time and slowly go through it all, putting stuff away and getting rid of other stuff.
The local Hospice shop is going to LOVE us! *smiles*