Moving forward

News on the home-to-be front…………..
We are a step closer in that the list of fixtures and fittings have been received and forwarded to us.
Yeeee-ha!  The vendors have decided to leave the washing machine, so that will save us a couple of hundred pounds for the time being. Every penny counts!
Contracts have been received and will be checked by our solicitor over the next couple of days. No news on the local searches though.

Everyone here is being so kind, and we have been offered furniture and bits and pieces for our new home. We have nowhere to store larger things, but the fact that our friends are being so generous is quite overwhelming.

We went down to the lock up today and had a little sort out. We purchased two more storage boxes and tidied up all the loose stuff as we have been given two pairs of fully lined curtains, a lovely picture, and of course the jigsaw which we have put in a frame now.

When we have a definite date, we shall purchase two more boxes for what we have here, which isn’t very much now as we took a lot of our surplus clothes down a couple of weeks ago.  The bulk is bedding (duvet and pillows) which we hope can be vacuum packed into biscuits for transportation.
By our calculations, we will need a small van with a capacity of about 4 cubic metres.
It’s at times like this I wish we had a Star Trek transporter and could energize our belongings at the slide of a lever!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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18 Responses to Moving forward

  1. colinandray says:

    Exciting stuff! May it all continue smoothly for you all (3)! 🙂

  2. foguth says:

    New beginnings are as exciting as they are unsettling. I wish you lived on our side of ‘the pond’ so I could help you out. For one thing, we’ve got a pickup, which would probably be useful moving things – as long as it wasn’t raining.

  3. scifihammy says:

    That’s exciting thing are moving forward 🙂
    Beam me up Scotty! 😀

  4. I love that you can move in that size car – Paul and I are tailgating this weekend and our car of a similar size is so full, we have to put a carrier on top for all the extra stuff!

    • We have had a rethink, and due to the size of van we’d need which has no bench seat, we have nowhere for Maggie. So the plan now is to use our own car and move the immediate stuff in one trip, stay a few days, then Hubby will come down on his own and fill up with as much as he can and come home, then both of us will come back a few days later to say our final goodbyes and pick up anything we’ve missed. In short, it will save us over £100 in money, we can work to our own timeframe, and Maggie won’t feel left out or be left behind.

  5. Oh, to have had that Star Trek transporter…I hear you ! Good luck moving forward !!

  6. nanny15 says:

    Have been AWOL for a while getting ready to move also, so pleased to hear your great news on my catch up. God speed to the three of you on your new adventure.

  7. arsenios says:

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