New Week, New Home

It's early and I'm drinking my first cup of coffee, wearing my Pink Fluffy Dressing Gown for the first time in my new/old home.

My brain cells aren't all firing at the moment and it's only partly due to caffeine deprivation, so here's a bullet list of what's been going on...


  • When we wanted to move the bulk of my furniture on Saturday, it was the hottest day of the year. Sunday was less so, but more humid
  • My liking good, solid furniture is not an advantage when moving
  • I had to lower my expectations as far as the decorating goes. The only room that is finished is Boy's. Adequate is the only term that covers it
  • I'm glad I didn't decorate the hall now
  • Even giving away a third of my books, my book shelves are still double stacked
  • I daren't write my To Do List for the flat, there's so much to be done still
  • The house isn't even empty yet, there are still odds and ends to come over. I've assigned that task to Boy
  • OMG! I never realised I was such a slattern. I was full-on horrified when the sofas were take out and I saw the rubbish underneath them...and we won't even talk about the washing machine
  • Dave is still talking to me. As is Boy. I am grateful
  • I only had one total meltdown on Saturday and a part of a meltdown on Sunday
  • I can't get my head around new curtains and neither can the menfolk. We wondered around arguing about them until the shop shut Sunday afternoon. I will be taking an executive decision
  • Decorating is not my forte
  • Neither is being The Brawn in moving day. My friends did the heavy lifting with good humour and bad language. I stood around being fairly useless to them. I did organise like a demon. And clean too
  • In the future, I will only move under two circumstances: 1. I am carried out feet first or 2. Removal company. I will not be moving myself again unless I'm running away to join the French Foreign Legion, in which case, I'll just lock the door behind me
  • The Cat is far less traumatised than I am. She's figured out the new kitty litter arrangement and is curled up on my desk purring as I type
  • I have got an incredibly busy week ahead at work and I really wish I could have another week off. This incredibly busy week, will be followed by many, many more...for which my Bank Manager will be grateful as I've been getting dirty looks recently
  • I really must get going now....
Happy Monday darlings! Hope it's good whatever you're doing, wherever you are. xx

Comments

  1. Hey Rosemarie, I'm glad you got through it! I hope the new/old place is a happy home for you. Indigo x

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    1. Hey Indigo,

      Yes, I survived. Just.

      Oh by the way, I'm aka Roses in Blogland! More fun than IRL!

      xx

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  2. You can always dunk the cat in the paint and roll her over the wall, that's enough decorating I think. And curtains are really overrated. Good to learn that you are installed again (and that the Pink Fluffy Dressing Gown is still with us!).

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    1. You're not a cat person, are you?

      She'd leave home for sure.

      Never fear, the Pink Fluffy Dressing Gown is safe.

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    2. Au contraire, my love, I admire them and if I would life under appropriate circumstances I would happily have a cat. I just came across this article and had a look into the Katzenhasserbuch. I just do not like decorating too much - the book shelves do!

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  3. Last time I moved I paid removal men (after several moves with vans and cars and weeks of stress) - it was some of the best money I have ever spent. I just packed and labelled boxes - they moved everything and put it all in the right rooms - bliss!

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    1. I am never, ever doing this again without removal men.

      I've learnt my lesson.

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  4. Moving sucks big hairy dogs balls.
    We've moved 14 times in the 24 years we've been together. And it gets worse every time.

    you think I would learn by now and stop buying more shit!

    Glad you survived. x

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    1. OMG! I've been complaining about my moving. Yours sound like a complete nightmare.

      And yes, when will I stop buy stuff.

      Needless to say, I will be visiting various shops over the next few days to complete my home.

      Honestly, you'd think I'd have learnt.

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  5. Happy New Home! Yes, moving is daunting, and a pain in the ass, but has to be done and being the supervisor/clean up crew is a good thing too, you know. ;-)

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    1. Having seen the mess we left behind, I'm beginning to think moving was the easy bit.

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    1. Thank you darling!

      I certainly felt very content mooching about this morning.

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  7. Sounds like The Cat has got it right.

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    1. I tried that. Unfortunately, I don't have a slave to make everything good.

      I want to be a cat.

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  8. Happy New Week and Happy New Home!

    I employed removal men for my last 2 moves. I don't care how much it costs, it's worth every penny.

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    1. Thank you darling.

      It's okay, I don't need convincing. I'm not moving myself again.

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  9. Hanging curtains is a nightmare. I was very relieved when we moved into this house to find all the curtains had been left behind by the previous owners and we had no curtains to think about. And yes, moving is one big pain in the arse. I've moved about 13 times in my life and each time there's more to move....

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    1. I don't mind hanging curtains in truth. I just have to choose some and sort out what they're going to hang on.

      I'm going to be downsizing like crazy from now on.

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  10. Oh, thank gods for friends with nothing else to do, eh? I'm so glad you're in and (reasonably, for now) settled. Happy New Home! x

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  11. Truthfully, I don't know what I'd have done without them. They were amazing.

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  12. I hope that you are settled soon... Put that fluffy dressing gown to good use and just sit and relax a while... just to get your bearings in your new/old surrounds... And of course... do it with good coffee and chocolate...

    Big hugs darling...

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    1. Hello lovely!

      I've been doing an awful lot of sorting - nearly there. I can actually see my bedroom now. I want to sort out my books and get Boy in his bedroom today!
      xxx

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