What a day. Awake at 3, up at 6. After loading up, we even had showers!
Actually, we did pretty well, all loaded up by 10am, down to the lock up and then our promised bacon roll and cup of much needed tea.
We dropped off the keys and the estate agents had the cheek to say that we got there in the end. I was tired and totally p…ed off with their service (not to mention all the hassle, pressure and stress of the past 2 weeks) , and told them straight that we hadn’t got there at all yet as I wouldn’t put it past our buyers to present their solicitor with a cheque today rather than cleared funds. I am at the stage where I don’t trust these so called experts and until the money is in our bank, I won’t believe it.
Still, one phone call confirmed the money was in the system, and shortly thereafter our solicitor said they had received it, so they had contacted the estate agents to authorise the release of the keys.
Keys. We should have taken out shares in key cutters. There must have been about 70 in total, several duplications, so we only dropped off the two for the front door leaving the rest hanging up with little labels attached.
We walked the dog by the river, then made our way south.
To be honest, it was a straightforward run. We stopped three times to change drivers and potty break the dog (she was absolutely brilliant) , and arrived at our friends just before 7pm, 228 miles in 6 hours. Not bad at all.
Cup of tea, and then down to the chinese for a three way takeaway.
Now we are looking forward to our first good night’s sleep for weeks.
Tomorrow is another rest day, then we shall make our plans for the next attack.
We are trying to keep optimistic.
Our friend bless him, has allocated us various duties during our stay here. I am chief cook, housecleaner and poo picker-upper (he too has a dog) and Hubby is handyman, gardener, security and computer maintenance.
Our friend has given himself the role of Supervisor and food taster. Things are going to work out just fine!