Thursday, December 05, 2019


NO MORE DAYS to wait ... we move in today.

The moving company are due to arrive around 9 am, so that means an early start for us.

Up and out of this motel and over to the house first thing... get all the doors and windows open... and then get ready to direct the movers so everything gets put in the right place.

It's going to be a super busy day, so I really don't expect to be blogging much!

I took a walk through video last night:

ABOVE: Its a bit higgily piggly... I hope you can get the gist of the layout.

Please dont expect much more for ages today... I will try to do an update in between truck loads!


So I got a phone call from Allied Pickfords at 9 am. Their forklift has broken down and they are waiting for a mechanic to arrive and fix it BEFORE they can bring over the first container.

Yep. Just our luck eh.

There is virtually nothing we can do here till they arrive.

It's now 11.15 am and still no trucks.

So I did some gardening. 

ABOVE: Shrub overhanging what lawn we  have...

ABOVE: Gone now.

Stew and Brylee have gone to Mitre 10 for lightbulbs. Hope they make it brighter tonight.

1 pm... and they finally have the forklift fixed, so they should be here soon.

Then the real work begins.

2 pm... still not here. This is friggin ridiculous now.

4 pm: They arrived at 2.30 and have now finished unloading the 1st container.  Now waiting for the 2nd container then the final, smaller truck load.

ABOVE: Stew found a switch in the lounge that said "Pump" we switched it on and yaaaa! The pond pump works.

One less thing to fix.

So... I probably won't have my computer up and running till saturday some time... so no pretty colours most of the time ok. Lol

I'm taking a break until the last truck load arrives.

I whipped up to the Weight Watchers meeting.. I lost 100 grams! Ha ha ha.
Amazing considering how much crap we have eaten in the last week.

I'm going to sigh off for the day now. 

Catch you tomorrow. 


  1. How exciting!!! I know you will spend weeks and months (well forever really) on making this home everything you want. Since I've known you this is your forth home and I have a feeling it might be your home for a very long time. I'm looking forward to all the improvements you make. I'm really happy for you.

    1. Thank you Lynda. I hope we are here for a very long time too.

    2. Anonymous11:51 AM

      All bets on for another move soon!

  2. So happy for you! It looks lovely.

  3. Anonymous8:19 AM

    Enjoy! Such an exciting but exhausting day. Michelle from Oz.

  4. yaaayyyy!!! So excited the day has come! You have done so much hard work (and worrying) to get to this point. You will love your new place!!! It looks so lovely and did I spy a fish pond?????..... I've give anything for some fishies! xxxxxxxxxxx

  5. Good luck for today.It all will be done eventually,we are all being impatient,but never mind you will be done.Smoke every where today and hot THE OLD MOO.

  6. Really....on all days for the fork lift to be not working !! Thats sux!!

    But anyways, happy moving in happy for you.

  7. Love the video walk through. Can't wait to come and visit 😁

  8. Looks like it will be a very nice home! Sorry you had to wait for the fork lift. I also wanted to say that I have been following you for years, and am just amazed at how faithful you have been to blogging, and just what a nice job you do on it also~ Always so interesting and even pretty~!

  9. Maybe you should ask for your $300 back due to their inability to deliver your goods on time! (Maybe you don't want to start fights, it's just kind of ironic)

    1. Anonymous3:27 PM

      That's what I was thinking, sounds like they are being arseholes now

  10. IT'S SO BIG!! My little rental cottage is so tiny. Love this house!

  11. Anonymous1:21 PM

    Love your new home, I can’t wait to see what you do to it, Jo

  12. I'm sorry - this is the same moving company that stiffed you for more money because they "miscalculated". Tell them the forklift is their problem and if they have to pay to hire one (at their expense) then that is their problem, you had a contract with them, so far their behaviour is appalling!!!

  13. Anonymous1:33 PM

    I can’t believe a big company like that has only one forklift?! At least now you have a bargaining chip about the extra charge!
    Hope it doesn’t throw your day out too much, enjoy the day as best you can!

    1. Anonymous11:49 AM

      The OTHER forklifts would have been out on OTHER jobs! DOH.

    2. Shows what you know ... they only have ONE FORKLIFT smart mouth.

  14. Anonymous2:19 PM

    Bummer about the forklift & delivery day BUT CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!

  15. Anonymous2:30 PM

    I think I'd be threatening them with a solicitor. Surely they can hire one.

  16. What a nightmare for you, but it's out of your control so you've just gotta take it in your stride really! No point letting it stress you (although that is easier said than done, right?!)

  17. Ask them for your $200 back for the inconvenience and wasted time this has caused you.

  18. Anonymous5:36 PM

    Wow so pleased the pump works. The pond will be awesome when you've finished with it.

  19. I really enjoyed the video your. Thanks for sharing. I’m excited for you all

  20. Looks great! I’m watched the 6 minute video and the whole time I had a big smile on my face, because I’m so happy for you all. Congratulations!!

  21. LOL you crack me up already taking out a bush.

  22. Oh just watched the video, it's nice how everything is connected. LMAO on the bonking.


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