6 days to go as I write.
Trouble is I’ve picked up a bug of some sort and it has pole axed me, spent the day in bed feeling rubbish. My wife also had the same thing; luckily before me, so it’s slowed things down a bit. I think we’ve packed pretty well, but there still seems to be awful lot of stuff to square away, although the removal men will do the lion’s share. It’ll all come out in the wash, let’s face it anything in the house (and outside) has got to be moved, so we’ll see what happens next week. One of the things I didn’t realise is the removal companies don’t accept tins of paint, oils, greases, turps; well you get the picture. So I’ll have to take that over to the new house in the trailer and the trusty Bongo. I’ve also got a shed full of wood, I can’t stand throwing any out, although I have got rid of some cheap pine. I’m also taking my guitars (5) and my keyboards/amplifiers over in the Bongo, good job it’s got the capacity, fantastic vehicle. The actual removal process will take three days, from packing to delivery on the third day, so there’s a lot of stuff o shift.
To be honest it still doesn’t feel real that we are actually leaving Tongham after 33 years 10 months. It just feels like we’ve de-cluttered and packed a lot of stuff that hasn’t seen the light of day for many years, but I guess we’ll need it all at the other end. We’ve also got Easter and the clocks going forward on Sunday so time will be compressed, at least we’ll have more light evenings. I’ve ordered my BT package for the new house and that’s being delivered next week. There’s a whole lot of wiring and connecting to do at the other end, which I’m not looking forward to, until it all works: Sky, broadband, phone, normal TV it’s quite daunting but I’m sure I’ll cope. Then there’s the neighbours. We’ve been lucky and had fantastic neighbours for the last 30 odd years and we’ll have to start all over again. That’s not say we’ll keep in touch with our former neighbours, we’ve got to come back to the old area for various things.