T Minus 162
Weeks Fly By
I cannot believe how fast time is going – when we started this blog it was T minus 190 – 28 more days have flown by since.
Last week went by fast – this week has flown by even faster. I think having a focus i.e. our leaving date is part of the reason. Once the house is put on the market – I am sure time will fly even faster. That still is a way off though as we are still house clearing.
This week Anita has been off work and her parents (Heather and Geoff) were up. Between them they have done so much:
Heather has helped us clear surfaces and the kitchen is looking suitably sparse.
Also the Bathrooms have new floors replacing the tired old ones – thanks to Heather.
Geoff has helped with various DIY tasks I just never got around to – the door frame in Bex room and the upstairs banisters have benefited from his hand. Additionally cupboard doors have been repaired and skirting boards painted along with aforementioned banisters and lots of doors. It’s funny how you live with things for so long and only get around to getting them fixed before you leave.
New Door Frame
Warning Wet Paint
Bruce (my brother-in-law) came over one day to help painting – so a big thanks to him too.
As for Anita – lots of paperwork scanned and shredded – lots of clothes, DVDs and games sorted and books boxed.Grouting and oven cleaned.
Games ready for sale
After all this tidying the loft left overs still clutter our lounge and conservatory. It seems never-ending.
Stuff to sort in the Conservatory
Even bears have to go!
Part of the lounge
Tonight and tomorrow, my job is to carry on sorting and dumping whilst Anita is out on Band business. We have an evening off attending a Birthday Bash / Charity Fundraiser of which more tomorrow evening.
Next week Anita is off work again so more of the same.
Geoff and Heather plan to come back for a couple of days next week too, to finish some uncompleted tasks and the following week my mum (Jane) will be down helping inside and (weather depending) out.
We could not do this without their help and it’s great they can be around. Our aim is to have everything sorted for next weekend.
Next weekend is a big weekend
On Saturday we are having an Open House / Garage Sale from 10:00am to 6:00pm – the plan is for people to come over get some good bargains and we can lose some of the enormous quantity of goods which fill every corner. Anita has sent out invitations via Facebook and hopefully folk will come.
On Sunday we will be heading to the Car Boot Sale at the Bowl – with an aim of getting rid of much of the rest. Anita and I will be assisted by Mum,Heather, Geoff, Stephen,Fiona, Mel and Bruce – so between us we hope to be successful.
If the next week is anything like the last two we’ll be at the Car Boot Sale in hardly any time at all.