We did it
Ask me what we’ve been doing over the past few weeks, well, we sold our house and have moved.
It was a very fast process to be honest now I look back on it. But at the time it felt like it dragged for much longer.
Our house was advertised on Kijiji, our local paper also on Facebook and in three months it was sold.
Then came the dreaded packing. It started alright. but as the time went on I found myself throwing out a lot of stuff or giving it away or donating it. As you declutter you start to realise that you really don’t need that collection of ornaments or quite that many throw pillows or indeed that many saucepans and boom, you made a big difference in what you have to pack.
We packed for nearly two weeks and gradually got it under control. The big day of the moving truck arrived.
It was late, two hours late, I called them, they said could them come tomorrow? I said it was not possible and everything would be ruined if they did not come, eventually they did and backed up the driveway.
The driver opened the doors and we started to move things toward the container. It was then we realised that the container would not drop off the bed of the trailer which meant that everything had to be lifted at least five feet into the air, which is if you have not seen me before is above my head height. Interesting to say the least.
My husband and some of our older children had to lift our brand new wood stove that was still in the crate onto the back of this beast (we brought her with us to Canada, thinking we would put it in a house here, but ended up buying a house with one in already). after that one of our daughters, was inside the container and she made a terrific job of fitting everything in, Tetris style, packing like a cross between a puzzle and stone wall puzzle.
It took two and three quarter hours to pack the container, we were exhausted. We waved it all off and went inside the house to have a sweep round in readiness for coming back the following day to clean down.
That night we stayed in a hotel in town and slept like the dead.
Next day, up with the lark and off to clean the house. That took a couple of hours too. But that’s what you do. Saying goodbye to the house was a little sad. It no longer felt like a home, it felt like just a house now, not ours anymore.
It was really strange. We drove down the drive for the last time and off to a new start.
That’s what we’ve been doing over the last few weeks, moving. Now all we have to do is find somewhere to live.
I shall keep you posted.......