Biscuit at the vets waiting for her blood test.
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
It was a shame to leave the new kitchen in the old house but this will do for the time being. The red thing is a Rayburn. It's effectively the boiler for the house and is on all the time. Don't think it's tremendously efficient so we may end up having to get a new boiler.
Friday, 20 June 2014
Thursday, 19 June 2014
Very busy at work this week. Did 12 hours at work yesterday. And in early today. Yawn! Hopefully I won't have to stay late tonight as it would be nice to get home in time to watch the football.
Busy with the house too, changing addresses, ripping up carpet, planning for what needs to be done etc.
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Monday, 16 June 2014
After the house move I was straight off to north Devon for a rugby mate's stag do. The car was fill of petrol and the roads were clear so we eventually got there at 9. Only 4 hours late. This of course meant we were on catch up...
We basically stayed in the pub all night before getting kicked out at 1.
We were up early the next day for breakfast and to watch the England get narrowly beaten by New Zealand at the rugby, then we were straight off to Total Wipeout. Great fun. If you weren't hungover that is! By this time my hangover was in full swing and was very nearly sick. My friend Lamby was less lucky though (pictured).
After this we headed to the beach for sone beach rugby and a quick dip in the sea. Then back to the luxury caravan for drinks and a bbq.
One of the chaos on the stag was a high value wine broker so he brought along loads of very nice wines. Some English sparkling, some German Riesling and a 4 bottle Jeroboam of reoja. Awesome! He's coming to the wedding too so looking forward to that.
After all this we headed over to the next town over to watch the football. Great game, shame about the result. Then on to a night club, then off home.
I felt surprising okay the next day and headed back. Again it only took 4 hours 20.
I now have today off to recover. Phew!
Well, where to start? We did it!
After a final day of packing on Thursday we had an early night as we were both shattered. This was followed by an early start as the removal guys were due round at 9 and we still had plenty to do.
It took them 3 hours to do a full load and nearly managed to squeeze all our stuff into the one 7.5 ton lorry. By the time they were all packed we'd had the call from our solicitors so were ready to go. Yeah!
With a little help from friends we were all in the new place by 4pm. That was lucky as I was late to drive a friend down to Devon for another rugby friends stag do, leaving poor April to do ask the unpacking.
We're finally in though and everything is looking good. We've also managed to get the virgin man round to set up the tv's. Only things left to do now are...
Get the front windows refurbished
Replace carpets / sand down the wooden floors
Redo the damp proof course
Fix a leak
Re-hang a ceiling
Acclimatise the cats
Friday, 13 June 2014
We move to our big new house today. Can't wait. We had yesterday off to do the final packing and think we're about there.
We had another minor scare along the way though. The solicitors got on touch saying there was a final balance of £5,500 left to pay before we could complete! Yikes. Luckily we worked out what this was for and managed to get them to redo their figures not to include the early mortgage redemption fee. Now they will owe us about £500. Suckers!
We've been here for a little over six years now and it's been a great house. In that time we've had done amazing times. We've traveled, both had new jobs, got two lovely cats and even got married.
We'll miss it, but not that bloody hill walk!