Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Moving Day Approaches

So, tomorrow the packers arrive to start putting our stuff in boxes. Moving day is most definitely upon us. For those unaccustomed to moving house and home, it's not a thing to which I look forward with any great relish. I may have mentioned before that this is our eighth move in 29 years, which doesn't sound to bad to me, but my in-laws have lived in the same house for 42 years. They've moved maybe three times in over 50 years!

Moving is made easier by having all the packing done for us. We've packed for ourselves previously, but last time we moved we decided to have the removal company do the packing and it was well worth the extra cost. In one day one person packed our whole house.

So tomorrow we don't know how many packers will arrive and how much they will pack in a single day, but it will be practically everything. Our job is simply to make sure they don't pack anything we need in the next few days, or anything we want to take with us, or indeed anything we don't want to take. Beyond that we just need to stay out of their way.

I wish that I'd got rid of more stuff I really don't need, but what I've done will have to do.

By Thursday we will be on our way and by Friday all our belongings will have been delivered to our new home.

Then it's sorting out the boxes and of course getting broadband up and running! So, if all goes according to plan, I'll be reconnected fairly quickly. In the meantime I have a mobile modem that I can use if I get withdrawal symptoms!

1 comment:

Han said...

I lived in the same house for 21 years, then got married and since I've moved 3 times and will be moving a 4th time probably this side of Christmas - at least time we're moving to what will be our first house rather than renting!!1 Wahhooo!!! I wish I had someone to pack for me - I get all annoyed and frustrated about how much I have to still go.