The Weekend Blog | We moved in!
23rd July 2017
We’re officially in the new house!
The last few weeks have been completely crazy. The day after we picked up the keys (i.e. the day after I shared my last blog post) we started decorating the new house, and we spent the next two weeks working our arses off.
I’ve never been so tired in my life. I was working 7 and a half hours a day at my job, and then going home just to work even harder, painting the new house and packing up the old one. My entire body ached, and as I didn’t have time to work out, my hip pain became unbearable. This resulted in a trip to the doctors to get some stronger painkillers.
We did have a break for one weekend when we travelled back to Shropshire for a wedding. Tyrone’s uncle got married and we did the photographers for them. That reminds me, I need to set up my desktop so I can edit them.
But after the break it was back to the grind and the stress of moving house.
In the post where I announced that we’d bought a house, I mentioned that we’d had some problems with the seller, who wanted to move out after the completion date. Well, I’m pretty sure we p*ssed them off over this, even though really, it was their fault.
Basically, they took the bins with them. In the UK the council provided large wheelie bins for you to put your waste and recycling in. Anyway, the sellers took the bins with them meaning I had to pay for new ones. It cost me almost £60! £60! For bins! Back in Shropshire you get replacement ones for free.
They’ve caused us lots of problems in many other ways since we bought the house, and it’s become obvious that they lied about a lot of things, but I won’t go on about it too much. I want to forget about it.
The move itself was, as you might expect, very stressful too. We started moving stuff into the new house a few days before the official moving day. God bless having a car!
Last Saturday was moving day, so we got up early to do a few more trips to the new house with my car loaded up. My parents and our friend Darren arrived around 11am, and then we waited for the van to arrive at 1pm.
1pm came and went. I called the company but they didn’t answer. I kept on calling them, but still no answer. Panic started to set in and we began looking into alternative options. Eventually I got through to the van company and found out that the previous job had massively overrun, so they had to find someone else to do the job for us.
Two hours later than expected, we finally moved.
We were exhausted. But we had to put out bed back together before we could go to sleep!
On Sunday, we had our first lie in in weeks. I felt amazing, and was very much needed.
We both took the following Monday off work so we could sort out all the boring admin work that comes with moving house. Fortunately our internet was transferred on this day, which made life easier, and we also got our Sky TV installed. I’ve never had Sky before, so it’s all very new and exciting to me. I’m sure the novelty of watching 6 episodes of Only Fools and Horses in a row will wear off soon.
Then on Tuesday it was back to work for us. We’ve continued to work hard this week cleaning the old house, getting it ready to hand the keys back to the landlord, and also doing more unpacking and organising at the new house. But this week I’ve also been prioritising my health again and dedicating time to working out. It’s just over 5 weeks until we go to New York and I’m determined to get my hip back to full strength again.
Yesterday was all about resting, and today we went to Ikea to get some bits and bobs that we need for the house. I have to say it was a struggle dragging myself out of bed.
I hope you had a great weekend!