As regular readers of Splodz Blogz will know, I have moved house this week after a long and sometimes painful few months. We had lived in our last house for eight and a half years and felt it was the right time to move up the property ladder as it were… so now I’m sat on my bed in my new bedroom in my new house, taking stock and wondering what the next eight and a half years might bring.
While I have lived in many houses (12 I think), I have never sold one house and bought the next (with my own money!) before. We were sat in the middle of a chain of six families, which meant the whole thing was very slow and drawn out. We were ready for completion day to be slow too – we’d booked a removals firm to take the lifting out of the equation, and got everything ready in plenty of time to go out for a curry on our last night.
I needn’t have worried! The removals men started loading the van just before 9am – and what a whopper of a van! The three guys worked really fast and loaded up within a couple of hours. At 11.10am we had a call from the solicitor to say we had completed on the sale of our old house, so we cleaned up the last bits and locked up. There was then a gap of about an hour while we travelled to our new village and had some lunch until we had the call to say we had completed on our purchase – the seller’s were still in but it wasn’t many minutes before we had the keys – how exciting!
And that was it – the removal men were off doing their thing again and by 3pm they had left and we were stood in our new kitchen wondering what to do first. Making the bed and finding somewhere for the bunnies to live were at the top of my list, so we did that. At the end of our second day in we have unpacked the kitchen, assembled the bed, desk and wardrobes (they were taken apart to move), set up the television and associated paraphernalia (just about), emptied the storage unit and brought that lot to our new house, replaced a metal gate with a fence post, moved the hutch several times, and made a start on loads of other things. It’s gonna take some time but we have made a really good start.
This evening I am completely shattered but really looking forward to whatever is to come next. Obviously more unpacking and sorting in the immediate term, but this new home in a new location should open doors to a whole new set of opportunities. Life is all about the journey after all! Bring it on!
Here are a selection of snaps I took during the day yesterday…