Hi everyone! I am standing in the empty kitchen at our old place, about to embark on a massive floor mopping session. I left the phone connected so I could check my emails and still attempt to run my business! Our phone lines get connected next week but internet possibilies might be a bit tricky.. still working that one out.
Our move was exhausting ...7am start, truck left at 9pm. 2 truckloads and 2 very sick removalists that I kept watered and fed during the day. Hubby and I worked full on, loading with them...great exercise... made up for all the disgusting takeaway we have been eating over the last week. Hubby ended up completely taking over for the sickest removalist at about 8pm, when it started RAINING and we were down to moving the mattresses from the truck!!!!
I haven't really slept much in the past 48 hours. We heard from our bank at 4pm Friday that they had approved our loan transfer. Hence our builders said, yep, you can camp at 'The House'. I am so grateful that we were able to move in before handover. A double move would have killed me. The first night, I just couldn't believe where I was. I kept waking and listening to the different sounds in a different neighbourhood. Last night, once I'd had about 5 hours sleep, I was up, unpacking books for the Great Room. It's going to take a while to unpack..... loving every minute of it... especially discovering stuff that has been in storage for over 2 years.
Hubby and I have shed tears many times over the weekend. We are so emotional about our journey and as soon as my Mum started playing 'Blue Moon', on our piano, under the chandelier in the Great Room, well I was gone. I can honestly say I am living in my most favourite house in the whole world..... mud and all.
Well work continues on the house. Painting is still not finished, driveway is being done this Thursday. Pool is being started on again this week. There is mud everywhere so my floors are disgusting. They'll come up a treat when we have a driveway and less dirt is being tracked into the house.
I don't know when I'll be able to update bloggy blog again so I'll say farewell for now and I promise some photos next time I'm online. You are going to love it! I promise!
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