Monday, December 02, 2019



The day is finally here.

We expect the moving men to arrive at 9.30 this morning.

Thank god it's not too early, it gives us time to box up all our bedding, and pack our cars with all the stuff that's coming with us.

I've been awake since 4 am!  Just too wired up to stay asleep.  So I got up around 6.30 and packed my car. 

I'm not sure how much I will be able to blog this week, but I will do my best to keep you up to date with how it's going.

I hope to keep my computer set up here in the house till Wednesday morning ... so I SHOULD be able to do some updating as the days unfold.

Now though, I really need to get moving... not that there's much to do!  EDIT:  there is really... all the last minute cleaning!

Stew is going down to McD's to get us all some breakfast.  Just a McMuffin I think, that should do.

Then we brush our teeth, wash our faces and pack up our toiletries and put our bags in our cars.

Then park our cars out on the grass verge so the movers can bring in their truck(s).

OMG it's really happening.  


So I'm now starving... and waiting for breakfast.
Expecting movers in half an hour.

This is the before they arrive video.  I will do another one (if I can) once the house is totally empty.

So, the bloody pool is STILL GREEN!
So I took a sample of the water into Para Rubber in Hamilton, and they tested it for me.
All the chemical balances were bang on, so the green is caused by algae.

So we bought some algae stuff to get rid of it.

Home now and OMG the movers are going great guns!

I'm now sitting on a camping chair in my lounge.  lol

1.43 pm:  The movers took the first container load away just after lunchtime.  We fed them sausage rolls and filled rolls for lunch, they were very surprised and appreciative.  *smiles*

Because I'd packed up EVERYTHING, they only took half the time expected to load the first container, so now they are coming back to do the 2nd one!

Which means we get all day tomorrow to do the final clean.  And no rush to get it done.  So thrilled about that.

And the POOL... is starting to clear.  THANK GOD.  That pool was doing my bloody head in I tell ya!

ABOVE:  They are back... and working on the outside stuff.  Poor buggers, there's some really heavy stuff out there!  Rocks even!

Well.. the guys didn't fit everything in the 2nd container, so they have to come back tomorrow morning. 

We got 4 bedrooms completely cleaned today. So good going.

We are now in our motel unit for the night.

Tomorrow is another full on day.

Catch ya then.


  1. How exciting and busy but enjoy your day Chris xox

  2. Good luck Chris. Hope everything goes smoothly. Up up and away!!!

  3. Wishing you all the best with your exciting move!!! Kristin 😊

  4. Anonymous9:59 AM ya first night in a motel tonight yea....where abouts Cambridge or Hamilton, so motel leftovers 🤣😂

    1. Two nights here in Cambridge while the packers are packing, and we have to do the final clean on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. Then in a motel in Hamilton Wednesday night.

    2. Anonymous11:57 AM

      kewl I'll see ya tomorrow arvo to help with final clean 😊

  5. Is the moving Co.charging you any less ,see I g you have packed everything.THE OLD MOO.

    1. NO.... I told them I would pack as much as I could, so I did.

  6. Anonymous11:08 AM

    Just something completely off topic. Awapuni Nurseries (they have a website) have these for sale Echinops Ritro - Globe Thistle so your's are obviously OK to grow. Hope your move goes smoothly after everything you have done to make it happen that way. Try not to stress. Audrey

    1. Thanks Audrey.... I will certainly be getting some more.

  7. Wow, you are so ready to move! Good luck x

  8. Anonymous12:49 PM

    Oh my goodness how fast did the time go, at least for me sitting here watching. Good luck for the move, Jo

  9. Anonymous2:40 PM

    Sounds like things moving along nicely for you

  10. Anonymous3:41 PM

    Bois 😂🤣😎 lol dam 😂
    #Lacy 💙

  11. So exciting!! I hope you get a discount for 1) providing lunch & 2) doing half their job for them :-).

  12. Glad day one went down well

  13. Woooo woooo can't wait til you get to move it all into the new place


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