Friday, May 10, 2013

I hate moving (warning - text heavy post)

Oh Yeah - that's right moving is truly awful, and this time we couldn't just up and leave and have all our mess smushed into a bazillion pieces - so that meant some intense cleaning - and more cleaning and then more cleaning - sigh...

We got the  keys on Friday, had the movers Saturday and picked up most of the rest on Sunday. Inspection was Tuesday morning and I spent much of the intervening time and my hands and knees, scrubbing. It wasn't even that dirty but I didn't want to miss anything. Tuesday night I came home after 9:30pm and collapsed in a blubbering heap in bed...

Our manger was only young but any dusting, cleaning I may have missed, he either pointed it out for me to run a cloth over or he did it himself. Last inspection (granted it was 20 years ago), we had a cow who pulled out the white gloves as soon as she walked in, didn't bother checking the pre rental condition report and tries to charge us because a couple of light fittings were dusty - which was an improvement on the greasy state we found them in).  

We are still waiting to see if we get our bond back, there was a big water leak a couple of months ago and the carpet in Meaghan's room was pretty much ruined - not our fault and we rang our property managers many times, so Geoff will hit the roof if they try to pin that on us.

The new rental is about half the size of our last one and we were feeling quite depressed about squeezing in here at the start of the weekend (and the fact that one light was permanently on, several lights were blown, the garage with 70% of our belongings were stored didn't lock as promised and the laundry door didn't have a key). But now that some of the boxes are unpacked, I put my own lock on the garage - go me -  I am more than happy at it's smaller size - less cleaning at the end and easier to heat over the next few months.

And Meaghan is walking to school and it only takes me less than 5mins to drive Henry, I am enjoying it.

So now, we are having a procession of tradesmen through this house to fix the problems and I am slowly unpacking, and getting rid of more stuff. And the Internet speed is faster, so am a happy camper for the most part - although I still need to spend half my day resting, still getting over the weekend...

Ok, onto the good stuff - two challenges began last week.

first Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge is another good one - tripping down memory lane -
What did you want to be when you grew up? 
 A doctor? A fireman? A nurse? An astronaut? A mummy??

I of course wanted to work with animals. I didn't know girls could be farmers then, otherwise that's what I would have wanted, although in hindsight, I would not have made a good farmer - I hate mornings..

And Child's Play has a skipping rope as inspiration this week. None of my children skipped (the thought of Matt attempting anything as coordinated as skipping would have been amusing to watch - does that make me a sadistic mother??) so I just used a skipping girl image.

Now I just have to work out how to get our digital photos etc photos from our off computer storage, it's not letting me at the moment. My plan to spend the day  digi scrapping could be somewhat hindered by that...

have a good one, back to normal blogging soon. xx


Lizzy Hill said...

OM GOsh....what a busy, busy, hectic, intense time you've been having...good this re: the internet & carting kids around ,though...& you're right, smaller means easier & cheaper to heat from now on! Your LOs always inspire....especially love that photo & the banner on the AFSC one:):)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What a hectic time for you!

LOVING your pages! They are gorgeous!!

Luna Landing said...

Is it all over now? Hope you are taking it easy?Missing you these day!
Bad news, I have bronchitis. Do'h! And spending way to much time on the internet. Have realised we are actually in a blogging bubble. Check this out:
It's actually kind of bizarre - it's put any feelings I have about my own blogging being self indulgent into perspective. I had no idea..........
Hope to see you soon. xxx.

Mitra Pratt said...

DUDE! You needed moving fairies and cleaning fairies!

Hope things are good now! Totally enjoyed your latest page out at AFSC! The golf ball photo with ring ROCKS! And since it's of a rock in a ring..oh my cleverness...Sigh!

Love these two pages, they are oober cool. Farming is hard btw. I can tell when I see my farmer friends driving around in their big tractors using their iphones....

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