Thursday, 17 March 2016

Checking In, Moving Out & Moving In

Does the title give away why I have been so quiet lately? :-)

Yup, we finally moved on Friday 11th March.  It seemed to take forever to finalise our move.  The Sunday before we moved, I read an email from the solicitor who took over when mine went on holiday who asked if we wanted to move on 11th.  We jumped at it.  Of course, we then had to confirm a removal firm, exchange and pack up most of the house in 4 days - such fun.

I AM NEVER MOVING AGAIN - unless I am rich and someone else is packing the house up for me!!!!!

The removal men came at 8am and left the new house at 5.45pm.  It went on forever.

The new house remains as Grotville.  It was dirty and uckky when we moved in - the ex owner even left all her dog poo in the back garden - still to be cleaned up as she also filled up ALL the wheelie bins (there are 3) so I have no where to put it.  We FINALLY get a bin emptied tomorrow so then I shall be in the garden as soon as possible trying to put it right.

Both Mums and my Dad helped massively with packing up the old house.  Indeed I couldn't have done it with out them.  Then more importantly my parents have REALLY helped with settling us into the new house -I think we wore H's Mum out!!!

On the Sat morning friends came up from down South and spent 2/3 days cleaning and decorating.  We managed to clean the kitchen - the house fridge stopped working on the Sun morning, and I found out tonight that both ovens don't work.  My fridge is locked in the garage (Dad has the key!) and I am feeling very frustrated.

Anyway onto nicer things, what will be our new bedroom has had the built in wardrobes removed, the carpet ripped up and the wallpaper stripped.  Then My Dad and D have started putting up lining paper and the paint should be painted tomorrow.  So exciting.

More importantly (to me) is that D redecorated what will be my craft room.  I love it.

I still can't understand why H didn't want it in the new bedroom....................

Now once I have painted the ceiling with the glitter paint I can start unpacking all my bits.


  1. Dear Sally
    Really exciting news - congratulations and I hope you'll be very happy (once it is all sorted!) It wasn't very nice (major understatement) of the previous owner to leave you with all the problems to deal with though. I am sure it will be wonderful when it's all done.
    Best wishes

    1. Hi Ellie,

      You know it doesn't faze me. I wish it had been a little nicer so I could have moved in quicker but if it takes months to unpack and sort then so be it. Hopefully the bedroom will get painted and a new carpet chosen so we can move rooms. Then need to buy wardrobes and a whole room will be finished. While we get ready, we have a warm bed so am quite content. :-)

  2. Congratulations on being in!!! I am glad that it was all finally resolved. I am sure that you will soon get things fixed up and how you want them to be. Enjoy it! xx

    1. Thanks Amy. Slowly slowly catchy Monkey (no idea what that actually means though). We are not rushing and we will get there. x

  3. How dreadful that the bungalow was left in such an untidy state and to leave the dog mess is horrendously bad behaviour!
    It sounds like you have had a great team of helpers to get you to this point. I like the bird paper, very nice indeed.
    Wishing you lots of happiness in your new home.
    Lisa x

    1. I still don't know why H refused it in the bedroom - I think it'd have look great behind the bed......... Thank you I feel we'll be happy here. I don't love the house (I loved the previous one, fell in love the second i walked through the door), but I know we'll be happy.x