Saturday, 26 January 2013

Surrounded By Boxes And Bubble Wrap

Day two: I have set up the broadband. I'm surrounded by unpacked boxes, bubble wrap and misplaced furniture too big for this little house. But I'm in. And I have the internet. What more does a girl need? (Yes, I know wine and chocolate... actually the list is endless.)

I have to pinch myself that I've actually moved, and I actually got this house.

I'm not sure when I'll get to see my poor old PC again but hopefully soon. At least I do have my trusty laptop - even if the keyboard takes a while to get used to.

The TV is set up too... but I can't find the remote control. I can't remember which box I threw it into as we gathered the last of our possessions. I just need to work out how to set up the PlayStation3 before the boys return Monday after school.

My new house is cosy. Not small. However I am worried about the amount of boxes that still read "Kitchen" in the garage, and all my cupboards are full. One good sort out required. I will have to be ruthless.

Last night - the first night in my new home - was bliss. No creaky floorboards. No rattling, bubbling, noisy hot water pipes. There was silence. This house is warm and cosy, and even the cat seems settled. She did sit on the windowsill today, looking at the outside world. But she will need to stay in for a while yet.

I'm taking a night off of unpacking tonight. I'm here at my PC eating pralines and cream Haagen-Dazs ice-cream. It's fatal when I see it on special. And don't panic, I also have a glass of wine poured. It's had to be red because the white I thought I put in the fridge turned out to be non-alcoholic. And therefore not actually wine. I should have realised as it was my dad who passed it on to me.

Right, off to chill before I start unpacking more boxes tomorrow... 

(And as she goes to add a picture to brighten up her blog, she realises she's not on her PC and doesn't have her 'pictures')


  1. Got your priorities straight there, making sure the broadband is set up! It would be the first thing I'd do too.

    Definitely take the opportunity to have a good clear out. Kitchen stuff really does accumulate!

    1. Absolutely. And I'm desperate to clear the boxes in the lounge to get my PC up and running lol! Though the laptop is handy. It just doesn't know all my passwords or bookmarks lol!

      Yeah, going to have a bit of a clear out. But I do like my kitchen stuff.

  2. It doesn't matter how ruthless you are when you pack up, you always have to go through everything again when you unpack. I think little fairies put all the stuff back that you're trying to throw out!

    It's great that you feel settled already!

    1. lol! This is true. Or I think I'm being forced to be ruthless about some of the stuff I've accumilated now I've realised how much smaller this house is. But it's cosy. I'm loving it. :D I will get there. I just need to find the time to make phonecalls and change my address. ARGH!

  3. Good luck in your new home....... :)

    1. Thank you. Sorry, I'm catching up and working from a laptop! I miss my PC lol!


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