Thursday, October 18, 2007

Moving House

If anyone out there is wondering why I've been quiet of late then here's the answer: we moved house. Not willingly mind you, our hand was forced because the owner wanted the place to fix up and the land agents decided to go back on their word to allow us to remain at the property, but at the end of the day we've found a place far better than what we had, as I hadn't realised how old and tired the other place had become until we cleared it out. So it goes.

As always nothing ran as smoothly as it should have, but this time things went better than any other move I've done. We pre-planned everything and got things going as we went, this was despite a car company taking our booking for a three-tonne truck only to tell us that they couldn't fulfil the booking until well into the day (bringing into mind the Seinfeld syndrome: You can take the booking but you can't hold the booking). Luckily for us we found another truck a short notice and a day later we'd moved about 75% of our stuff in, with me doing the bulk of the work. Next day the removalists arrived and took the large stuff, so that worked perfectly. The only other speedhump was the phone - typical. We were told it'd be connected on Friday with the internet connected on Monday. The phone was finally connected at the last minute on Monday and internet should be up and running sometime today. Which is why I've been quiet - I'm operating on the lap-top with limited time remaining on the wireless account, plus all my emails are on the main machine. Still, all's good.

Now if the cable people can only stop making excuses and start connecting things then life would be perfect! Now to start planning the housewarming...

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