They came, they packed, they removed.
Yep today was removal day, tomorrow is ‘putting in’ day, Took them about 6.5 hours from 8.30am, including them packing the house contents, though I’d done the garage, shed etc. Having them pack all the contents was very worthwile, though you do need to sort/clear out stuff first as they just pack what they find.
So while Beans and Mummy have decamped to Mudpud Central I’m left rattling around in an empty house with 2 cats (eventually). The cats were very loathe to come into the house once the removal men had been, Whiskey kept running in and out Eventually, she came in and managed to get her shut away from the cat flap/door. Guiness was more circumspect, kept meowing, but wouldn’t come in, then disappeared altogether. I started to think he might not come back at all tonight.
I did some emergency mods to the catflap, removing one and fitting it to the exisiting flap hole. The repleacement has a one way lock so they can come in but not go out. Evenetually Guiness appeared at about 1.30am, the flap worked he tried to make a run for it but couldn’t and now is moping around mewing loadly. The fun of trying to get them both single handedly into the cat carriers awaits in the morning.
Another day for goodbyes (and a few tears), Helen took Stringbean to Wacky Wharehouse this morning, when they eturned we had lunch out of the way in Mollies. Time eventually of course for everyone one else to go, cue tearful farewells to Molly, she has been such good neighbour, and has been so lovely to SB (a surrogate ‘Aunty’ really), what brought a tear to my eye was SB running madly around the lawn, whenever we go over to Mollies she loves to have good run up their lawn. Ah well, Terry has computer now he is learning to use, he will soon be online I think and they will be able to keep up.
It’s hard to know what a 4 year old makes of such happenings exactly, but of all the people she knows here, M&T are probably the ones she will miss most of all. she loves being able to ‘pop round’. I remember how excited she was when she got to ‘visit’ by herself (we have adjoing drives) while I watched her.
I said my ‘slighty tearful/lump in throat’ farewells this evening.
After the removal men had gone I did a final tip run, and the went to the gym for final visit. Not for anythign enrgetic, I just wanted to have nice rest in the Spa. Sauna etc. I found myself dropping off a few times, probably not the best thing to do in water…. after that I spent the time worrying about cats, doing bit of cleaning, ‘putering, TV etc. Trying for an early start tomorrow.
Have some thoughts wobbling about, but I need to go to sleep, planning an early depature nd to catch up with the Beans before heading into huntigdon to hang around wating for the keys, hope we don’t have to wait for long.
Looking forward to being in our new house tomorrow and to ahve stopped saying goodbye for bit.