Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Phew!

Well, I've moved house.  Last week was an epic week of shifting furniture and stuff, running backwards and forwards, packing, unpacking and, unbelievably, painting.

My new house is in a town 25 miles away from where I've always lived so everything is all different and interesting.  One small thing that is weird different (to me) is that there are no wheelie bins.  All rubbish is put out in bags - "kerbside collection" it's called.  Also weird is that so far I have seen no rats despite this.  

My lounge, hall, kitchen is by turns neat (when I have found homes for all our junk) and ridiculously untidy to the extent that there is NOWHERE to put your feet.  Yesterday, the lounge was so organised I was able to vac the whole floor, then I went back to the lock up and look at it now. Ha, ha!

The kids' dad and I are selling our old house too so we went there last night to check all's well.  In the veg plot Ruby was able to fill a shoe box with strawberries and raspberries.  She said there are loads more coming too.  I knew I planted them for a reason.  "There are some other things too", she said, "They are horrible."  "Are they sour" I asked. "Yes", she replied.  "Blackcurrants?"  "Yes, yuk, why d'you plant them".  Can't please all the people, all the time.  There are six strawberries and three raspberries left in the box 16 hours later.

We also painted the house I rented last year in order to get our bond back.  The landlord was going in with the letting agent on Saturday.  I haven't heard so far how much he will give me so it doesn't seem too good.  I feel a bit aggrieved.  I rented the house because it was at a cheap rent for the amount of space offered, this was for a reason.  Nothing had been done to it for years. The landing, bathroom, kitchen and one of the bedroom lights did not work and no amount of bulb changing affected that and it was FILTHY.  Now that is where I made my big mistake.  I thought I can clean this, I can make this lovely.  The landlord had lived there  and it had been his family home but hadn't lived in it for a long time.  There are many sagas about this but all endeavours have not been appreciated by him.  I painted an orange room cream, he originally said I could but then said he had not said it.  Had a go at me for not painting his pink and match pot painted kitchen in the first three months I lived there.  Apparently, as I had been given permission to do so he expected it done and I wanted to get on with it.  God, I better shut up, I could write pages on this horrible house.  Suffice to say I should have rented the new one I looked at.  Still, it's over now.  And breathe.

I feel much happier now.  Even living on five hours sleep for a month and sorting out chaos, I feel better.  Much more myself and at home in my skin.  Phew 

8 comments:

  1. Good luck in your new home. we have no wheelie bins either, and as far as I know we have no rat problem, but have discovered foxes can be a est - better to get up early to put the rubbish out rather than put it out the night before, is my advice! :-)

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  2. Thanks Pennie. Yeah, that's my plan. Moving is quite cathartic with its clearing out of old stuff and becoming re-aquainted with stuff that's been put away for a while, so all in all I'm quite enjoying it.

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  3. glad the move went ok and hope it all turns out well with the previous rented house

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    1. It's great to be getting organised now and making the place feel like home.

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  4. be happy in the new place!!!

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    1. Thanks John. Now the place is organised it's feeling like home so the next move is the garden.

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  5. Hiya. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I love your kids - even though I haven't met them. In spite of their challenges they know what's right (even if their hormones/brain chemistry/whatever doesn't always let them follow through). Well done to you all!

    Good luck with sorting after the move. I was born near Chelmsford but haven't lived in that part of the world since I was two. I think there are some lovely places round there though.

    And plant more blackcurrants - they're easy to grow, full of vitamin C, and you can do all sorts of things with them. Just don't try eating them straight off the bush! :)

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  6. Enjoy your new home. Bet you can't wait until that last box is unpacked. Saying that, we moved her 6 years ago and we still have four boxes in the loft we have not bothered to unpack lol x

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