Friday, January 30, 2009

On the move again....



** Update at 5pm**


We have been told that the electricity will be restored this evening or first thing tomorrow. Sadley, the HO had to pay his tenants debt to get this fixed. We can only open an account with the municipality on Monday.

The sun is shining and the curtains are back on the line catching the last few rays of sunshine and blowing in the breeze. {{grin}}

After some investigating it looks like the pool pump/motor can be fixed this weekend. Looks like I'll be shopping for pool chemicals this weekend. Fun!! I love the pool section.

I'm still exhausted but I'm sticking to my diet and not letting my emotions get the better of me!! How long will I last?? I can do this...right!!

Oh and the cherry on top!! I've been bitten by a tick. I've marked my calendar as a reminder in case I start feeling out of sorts in the next 10 days or so.

We will be positive and say WE'RE HAVING FUN!!! Right!!!

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It's wet and thankfully not cold. I have been at it since early this morning. Got most of the curtains washed and ready. But could not get them entirely dry before this soft constant rain hit us again.

I've wiped and conditioned the leather couch, cleaned the wingbacks as much as I can and tackled the lounge area.

I'm discovering muscles in my body which I completely forgot existed. LOL

What is 'right' right now is the fact that we are moving. What can go wrong?? Well practically everything that can.

1. The weather.....it had to do this, this week apparently.

2. The previous tenants left an electricity and water bill of R7000.00 ($1000) They had not paid since they moved in. The owner and hubby have just discovered that the electricity has been cut as well and will take 72 hours to reconnect. I need that like I need a hole in my head. This happened after we viewed the property it would seem. What else is broken - I don't know. I only pray the geyser and all that will still be functioning.

3. The garden here is only half sorted. Can't cut grass in rain. Bummer!!!

4. The other garden is a disaster and the house needs a clean from top to bottom. Going to be fun without being able to use the vacuum cleaner.

5. The pump for the pool at the house we're moving too is broken as well.

Somewhere I need to remind myself that I said I could COPE with all of this.

I'm sure there will be a trillion things to add to the list. These we will only discover tomorrow when we get access to the property.

A big one will be making sure we change ALL the locks giving access to the house.

Back to work I go.......sorry peeps - no glass at all in the equation right now.

6 comments:

Maggie said...

Wishing you all the best with this move. Seems like you are a bit overwhelmed, but you have a plan and you'll get through this and be able to relax soon. Hugs!

angelinabeadalina said...

I'm so happy you found another place and are getting ready to move. Hope the work moves along quickly and you guys get moved without too many hitches.

Sara said...

House with a pool? You'll be skinny in no time!

good luck

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Summertime... and you've got a pool to swim in... lucky girl... Keep a positive attitude... it's all fodder for a book some day :)

Deb said...

You go GIRL!! You can do it, you can do it. I know you can - deep breaths & think of that pool! Cool, calm waters - just floating & relaxing.

Yep - it will all be worth it in the long run ;o)
Hugs Mich & hoping it gets easier as the move evolves!! xxx

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the move. Hopefully all the difficult stuff will be out of the way at the begining and you can settle in. Kare