Thursday, 9 December 2010

All Moved In!

It's said that moving house is one of the most stressful experiences in life, right up there with birth, marriage and death, and it's true.
The actual move went very smoothly, with the moving truck and a posse of beefy men arriving on time, the loading and unloading was a breeze with only two trips from the old house to the new.
But from the next day on, I was incommunicado!
The phone company installed the phone, but no internet.
So I had a phone for a couple of days.
But then I was accidently disconnected while they tried to connect the internet.
Which affected the security system, so every time I opened the front door, the alarm went off.
WAH WAH WAH WAH WAH for 5 minutes.
I don't think my new neighbours appreciated this very much. Especially at 6:00am when I went off to my babysitting duties.
And to top it off, the doorknob between the house and the garage broke, so I was forced to use the front door if I wanted to go outside.

I was in seclusion.

But all is repaired now.... new doorknob mechanism, phone and internet are working, but now my monitor screen has died, so I am working with a borrowed screen, which will have to be returned very soon, so I'll be a non-blogger again for a while! So if you don't see me commenting on your blogs, you know why. sigh....

Meanwhile, I'm 90% unpacked, and I'll have to start preparing for Christmas. It snowed last week so we are going to have a White Christmas for sure.

25 comments:

Beverly said...

Congratulations on your move. I'm sure there must always be a few rough spots. Have a merry Christmas.

Suldog said...

Glad to hear you're all (mostly) moved and things are now (mostly) working. I'll echo Beverly, in that, if we don't see you before then around here, Merry Christmas!

Ginnie said...

And just when I was thinking and wondering about you! So glad you're moved in and most hiccups are fixed. Be kind to yourself these days. It's not just the stress of moving, you know!

CanadianSwiss said...

Happy to hear that the move went well and all the little "surprises" are now fixed.

I've been really busy and pretty much quit blogging. Just can't seem to find the energy and Facebook seems to better suit my lifestyle right now. Settling in, looking for work and running errand for my dad (who has not been too well since May) has been taking up most of my time. Things are looking up though :)

Wishing you a great Holiday Season xox :)

Spencer Park said...

Glad it all went well. You can relax now!

dogbait said...

Well done with the move. Are you sill in the same area?

I have a spare LCD monitor sitting here doing nothing. Want me to drop it around?

Gill - That British Woman said...

congrats on getting moved in, it will feel like home in no time flat. I still have boxes to unpack 18 months later!!!

Merry Christmas to you and your family,

Gill

sonia a. mascaro said...

Congratulations on your new house!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

photowannabe said...

Whew, what a start to your new home and "meeting" the neighbors. So glad you survived and are almost completely moved in.
May your days be merry and bright and may all your Christmases be white.

EG Wow said...

Moving is stressful...but a great way to declutter. :)

Looks like you have a big backyard! It looks so bright and cheerful.

Vagabonde said...

Moving before Christmas like this must be double hard. I hope when you have time you’ll take pictures to show us your new surroundings. Don't overdo it and have a wonderful Christmas time.

Xtreme English said...

Hooray and congratulations!! Now Santa can find you!!

Hilary said...

You had me at "a posse of beefy men." ;)

Glad to hear that you're mostly settled. Get that new monitor and you'll be in full swing. Same town? Or did you move elsewhere?

Barbara said...

Hi,
Thank you for stopping by! ... that was one of those significant events in my much younger life. I tended flower pots ... sat and listened to the lake and just spent time ... I used to go there before the crash but then totally everything changed!
I am glad you are settling in ... I have to agree with you ~ it is absolutely so distressing to move ... I do not like it, at all!
And you guys have had so much snow ... I find it hard to believe that we still have bare ground and you guys are buried.
I wish you a great Christmas ... and a peaceful Christmas, not worrying about what is unpacked and what is not!
Very best wishes,
Barbara

Ming the Merciless said...

Congratulations on the move and unpacking. I moved in May and now, I can't find my heating pad for the sore shoulder.

Craver Vii said...

I hope the grandies bring you lots of cheer in your new home. Have a blessed Christmas.

Brian said...

Happy to see you are almost finished with the big move.
Have great Christmas and sure hope it is a white one.
Alas for us it is not looking good for a traditional Christmas. It has been raining and fog for three days and looks like three more days. most anomalous.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Just stopping by to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas!

Libby said...

So very pleased to hear your mve went ok-ish!!! Look forward to seeing pics of you all settled!

Suldog said...

Here's hoping all is well and your Christmas is wonderful in your new digs!

madretz said...

Merry Christmas Shammie! I hope all the pieces to this new puzzle will be filled in by the time new years rolls around.

Ash said...

Happy Christmas to you and your loved ones!

Gill - That British Woman said...

thanks for popping by, hope you had a lovely Christmas?

Gill

Leena said...

All is repaired now - that was good to read :)

Happy New Year to you, your new home and yours especially to Callum!

Charles Bjørnsen Ravndal said...

Congrats on your move and happy new year! I hope the new year will bring you more blessings and good health!