Monday, October 14, 2019


I slept in today.  It was wonderful.

Lacy is coming out this morning to give me a hand with the packing.
I plan on taking some stuff to the Storage Facility, there's still a little bit of room in there for more stuff.

What I can't fit in there, I will take to my girlfriend's in November. 

After I've finished with packing the china and pictures etc, I will move on to the walls. There is a good week or two's worth of work to get the walls (that I've not already painted), all good again.  I'm not looking forward to that, I'm so over painting! 

But oh well... it will be worth it at the end of the day right?  The house will be looking lovely for the new owners come December.

Sadly, our new home is going to need re-decorating too.  There's a hideous wallpaper in the living rooms/hallways and the master bedroom... all will have to be stripped and painted over time.

But, one thing at a time.  This house first.

We found out something awesome (sort of!) from the owner of our new home yesterday.  If our dogs bark in the back yard, we don't have to worry about the neighbour over the back fence!
Seems she's profoundly deaf and won't hear them.  *smiles*  And yes, our dogs do bark sometimes, mostly when they see someone on the driveway, or walking past on the footpath.  

In this new house, they won't be able to see anyone on the driveway or path from their area outside.  That's going to be awesome.

ANOTHER bit of good news... I got my refund from Vistaprint yesterday.  Very happy, I can now go and get my car's door fixed.  And I shall never, ever put a magnet on my car again.

And that's me for now... catch ya later.


I apologise if I offended any deaf person with my post!  I did not intend to.  It wasn't a 'joke' ... it was just me saying it was 'good' that our dogs would not annoy that neighbour by barking.

It is now 3.20 pm and Lacy has just left for the day.  Between us we took three full loads, in Stew's larger car, to the Storage unit at Tamahere.

I am thrilled with how much we got done today!
All but two of our paintings, and about 12 boxes of china, and various small items that we shoved in spaces.

There's probably room for another 12 boxes in the unit too.

ABOVE:  From memory this space was 3 m X 4 m X about 3 m high, and I've filled up 95% of it!
The X's show where I still have some space to put more boxes.  

I will probably fill them tomorrow.

But right now.. I'm going to have a nap!  I'm just a bit tired. 
We have pulled pork cooking in the crock pot... it is smelling divine! 

Dinner... was delicious!  And I'm still tired, so am going to bed super early tonight.


  1. Those ducks r getting lined up pleased for u getting the refund/ repair from vista print. Handy having a deaf neighbour pain in arse a deaf flat mate i can assure you. Enjoy your day with Lacy

  2. You will have so much fun planning & getting your new home set up & decorated how you want it :-)

  3. Glad you are able to get the car door fixed. Wish my neighbor was deaf!

  4. Anonymous3:05 PM

    As a deaf person be careful with the deaf jokes! Being deaf is a pain in the arse I can assure you.

    1. No one was joking about being deaf, it was merely a fact that the dogs will not bother the neighbour and the reason why.

    2. What Chris said was not in anyway disrespectful or meant to be humourless she was sincere in saying she is glad the dogs won’t disturb her neighbour,

  5. Anonymous3:36 PM

    Whoops! NOT offended by you Chris! More by the comment that living with a deaf person is a pain.
    You rock!!!!

  6. Anonymous3:41 PM

    Sooooo wish I hadn’t said anything!!😬

  7. Correction: Wish my crazy loud barking canine would not annoy my neighbors!

  8. Looking forward to watching you make your new house a home.

  9. Anonymous8:09 PM

    Hi I hope you don't have too much work to do on your new home, you worked so hard to get everything right for your own sale.

  10. Anonymous10:48 PM

    My husband is pretty deaf, wears two hearing aides. We joke about his ‘disability ‘ all the time. It’s very handy when I want to watch you tube at 3 am without waking him! * Sigh *. there’s always someone who’s offended! Glad you’re getting everything sorted Chris!
    Ally S Melbourne. ( can’t seem to post under my Google account any more...)

  11. Sadly I was glad when my old dog could no longer hear every little thing to bark at! Rusty barks at everything too.


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