We’ve finally had the news we’ve been waiting for, for what seems like months: the completion date for our new house. It’s a week on Tuesday! So, this weekend, we’ve started packing the house. As a couple of friends of ours are going to be renting our old house, we need to get ourselves out fairly sharpish after the completion date in order to let them move in. Unfortunately, needing to pack and wanting to do it are two completely different things…
Aidan’s face was pretty much like that for the whole time! I’m really not sure what was up with us – laziness combined with apathy and feeling a little overwhelmed by the task, perhaps?
Pecker Pecker is in the bedroom, so she was safe. Still seemed to find the time to do impressions of Aidan though.
At the moment, the things we’re packing are our familiar objects and old friends. It does seem strange to be wrapping and putting away objects that have sat around us for months, if not years.
The Anglia pottery deer and yet another retro calendar have sat on our computer desk for at least three years. Hopefully, they’ll find a little spot in the new house.
We were trying to sort things out into three piles: Ebay, car boot sale and to keep. We may have come to some fisticuffs over the labelling of boxes: I was going for a simple and time-saving ‘E’ ‘CB’ and ‘K’ system while Aidan insisted on writing the whole word out.
Tomorrow, the plan is… well, who knows? We’ve both avoided talking about it! I’ve got a driving lesson and a date with the gym lined up anyway, so that’ll be my excuse for not wanting to do anything. I wonder how much it would be to pay someone to pack for us? It would need to be someone with steady hands and lots of patience to wrap up all of our West German Pottery! If anyone has any packing tips to make it less painful, please do let me know.
Just because it makes me smile, here’s another picture of Aidan’s ‘packing faces’: