Monday, May 3, 2010

Moving in.......

 .....Friday afternoon the phone call finally came thru to let me know that the sale of the old house and purchase of the new house was complete......I could finally say it was done.......and start to move on..........I collected the keys from the agent and after work met a few friends at the house for a celebratory drink.......I had packed the champagne glasses but didn't put them on the truck with the rest of the "stuff"....and the champagne was in a friend's fridge just waiting for that phone call!......

I don't usually drink alcohol...but thought after the last three months I needed a drink.....and I have to say I really enjoyed that glass of champagne !!  I had also put the toaster and kettle in a separate box so I could stay at the house on Friday night.....a friend made up a "care package" for me with muffins, tea bags, jam and vegemite, milk and choccies of course....so the next morning while I was waiting for the truck to arrive I enjoyed breakfast in the garden.......in the sunshine ..........


Danny and Patrick arrived at lunch time....just after Linda (one of my stitching buddies) who bought home made soup......rolls and pies and pasties for lunch......then it was down to the business of unpacking........while Linda made a start on the kitchen Danny started assembling a couple of pieces I bought at Ikea a few weeks ago......he was pleased with his efforts..I took one look at the instructions and went to water....so it was just as well he was here!!


 While Danny was assembling furniture Patrick retuned the TV and set up the computer.......I was pleased when it started up.........after packing it last week I decided to take in the car with me and not put it on the furniture truck........I had packed it pretty well with pillows in the top and bottom of the box and plenty of padding around it........but wasn't sure if that would be enough to protect it when it was accidentally dropped at the top of the stairs and tumbled to the bottom......but obviously the packing was good enough.....as it fired up last night....! Phew!!

I have been unpacking all day today and should finish tomorrow......this little guy was soon joined by his friend.........



.........and they made a break for it after being boxed up for a week.....


 ..........hung around checking out some of the other boxes.....


 ...........then did some unpacking of their own.......


 'Til next time...................Lorraine

35 comments:

Kris said...

It looks wonderful Loz! So glad you had help (I don't mean the teddy bears) looks like it will be ship shape real soon!

AnnieO said...

Satisfaction! What a great feeling you must be having now, despite all the work of packing, moving, and unpacking. Love your red kitchen appliances and congrats on getting so much help with your task! The bears were too cute. I had to forward a link to my dad (he has a bear companion too)

Suzanne said...

What great family and friends you have to support and help you. I hate moving....Love the bears!

Stina said...

Hooray and Congratulations.. Hope you will find this new place of yours to be a happy home..:o) Big hug!!! Relax and enjoy life..:o)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Loz....how exciting is this....and to have all that help from your fury friends...LOL.....and it sounds like you have lots of special people in your life.

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Yay! You're all moved. Congratulations!

I love putting everything away when I move into a new home. It's so exciting.

Have a great week full of new possibilities and welcome to the start of this wonderful new adventure.

Amanda said...

Looks like you will be settled in in now time. Good luck with the rest of the unpacking and setting up. And make sure you set up the most important room soon... you know the one I mean the sewing room.

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Lorraine! Moving is usually both daunting and exciting and it looks like you'll be settled in in no time. Oh and you have GREAT taste in kettles ... we have the same one! :0) Love the photos of your little furry helpers - our bears always 'help' us unpack when we move - Scott says that's how he knows we're 'home' ... the bears come out to play! Hope you settle into your new home quickly. Bear Hugs! KRIS

Linda said...

Hope all goes well with the rest of the unpacking. I hope the sewing machine survived the move!

Jo in TAS said...

What lovely, thoughtful friends and family you have Loz! Great support!!

Nancy said...

I'm raising my glass of diet 7-up to you....can't wait to see a tour of the new home...

So glad it's coming together for you...

Dawn said...

Those bears looked like they worked real hard...he he... so glad you had a glass of champas on hand... make smoving easier...
Big Hugs
Dawn x x

Chookyblue...... said...

party party.........I wished I had known you were drinking champs on Friday night would have been a good excuse for me to crack a bottle.........lol.......enjoy your settling in time.......

Lynda said...

So pleased to read your news about the move. We have the same kettle/jug!

Daisy Jayne said...

WOw love the kitchen appliances, all the work of packing, moving, and unpacking.....it is so nice to have family, friends and bears to help (chuckle) all the best

Anonymous said...

Hi Lorraine, what a blessing those friends of your are! love your red kitchen gear,all the best in your new home,will be nice to see you again at Red Club this this month
... Heather

Sylvia F said...

Loz I would like to wish you good luck in the new house.
Sylvia F :)

Maree: said...

Congratulations you are now in your New Home...Lovely that you had Very Thoughtful Friends & Family which sounds like they have made your Transition much Smoother for You...
Here's to a New Start.!!
cheers

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

It's always a relief to know that the settlement has gone ahead with no problems. I do love your red kettle and toaster, nice and cheery first thing in the morning. Good luck with your new life.

Leanne said...

Glad to hear it all when to plan. Onwards an upwards.

Anita said...

So glad the settlements went well. How nice of your friends to help you settle in!
Have fun unpacking!!

Frogdancer said...

New beginnings.... I love new beginnings and new houses!
(The teddy photos were great!)

Sharon said...

I could "bearly" contain my excitement reading your post! I'm so glad the move went well - onwards and upwards.

quiltygal said...

So glad to see all went well with your move hope you are all unpacked now..was the sewing room next after the kitchen??....glad to see you back blogging xx

Sue said...

Woo Hoo!!! Congrats on moving into you new home. Good luck with all the unpacking. Love the red kettle and toaster .... very nice!!! Sounds like you also had some great helpers and those bears are just too cute!! Have a good week. Cheers S x

Jeni said...

What a relief to know that the settlement has gone ahead with no problems.Now put your feet up each night and look at what you have done through the day.....before you know it.1 year has pass by
enjoy

joolzmac said...

Hi Lorraine,
Good luck in your new home and I hope things go well for you.

Cheers - Joolz

Helen Stubbings said...

new beginnings Lorraine, bigger and better to come for you. Hope all is well, hugs, helen

Shontelle said...

A fresh start should always begin with a cuppa and a vegemite muffin...everything should seem do-able after that!

Grethe said...

Congrats,Hope you soon settle in!
We have a saying that you must pass one Christmas to be sorted out. Guess that runs everywhere??
Good luck to you, Happy Quilting will come after a while :-)

julieQ said...

What a tumultuous time for you...good for you for finding your own place. You will be settled in before you know it!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

YEAHHHH your in your new home. I'm sorry I havent made it over here sooner. I'm glad the old is old and your moving on to new. so far your new place looks awesome. And your little helpers are adorable.
Love you Loz!!

deb said...

omg I love this post....the teddies are working soooo hard!!!!!!!
I tried vegemite when I visited Sydney.....they even had it at McDonalds!!!!!!

Katie said...

Looking good!!! :-)

Linda said...

All the best in your new home, Loz. You're doing a fabulous job of making a difficult move look like fun. Wish I could be there to help you settle-in. Thanks for sharing with us!