Monday, March 23, 2009

It's a sad, sad day in That British Woman's house......

I packed away my books. It took all my self resolve not to sit there and read through some of them while I was packing them. I even put a couple aside to put in the garage sale. I haven't sealed the boxes up, so that if I do need a book, especially a recipe book, I can hunt through them to find it.

Dh was a busy bee and got a lot of things cleaned out and packed in the garage. There is still a bit to do but at least he has made a start. We got the bird boxes taken down outside, just in time I may add, as I had seen some birds flying around them. We also pulled off the top and sides of the composter. However the "stuff" inside is frozen solid, so we need to let it "defrost," before we can remove it and put it in the garden. I want to take the composter with us and the compost in it isn't that great.

I have yet to start in the shed, but that shouldn't take too long. We are hiring a U-Haul truck to move the shed, garage and basement. As that would add another three hours, minimum if the movers were to move all of that, so its cheaper for us to move all of that, and get the movers to move all the heavy furniture and other stuff we have.

I have yet to pack up my Christmas stuff. I need to pack that in as few boxes as possible, otherwise I will have dh whining about how much stuff I actually have!!

A bit of good news though.........we got our taxes filed today, YEAH!!!!! We have until April 30th to file in Canada, so we are ahead of the game, so that's good.

13 comments:

Rinkly Rimes said...

I don't envy you your task but it will all be for the best in the end.

Not Waving but Drowning said...

Crikey! 1.12am...up early or late to bed?

Make sure you look after yourself,

GG

Cathy said...

Hello Gill
Must say you really have done well and are knuckling down to the job. I suppose if you leave it too long the energy levels will be too low to get it all packed before time runs out.
Of course now will be the time when you will find all those things you thought were 'lost' for such a long time and have to make a decision about keeping them. Often you would have done without them for quite a while or even bought new ones lol
Take care
Cathy

Twisted Fencepost said...

Sound like you are getting things organized and done.
We have been here on the farm for 15 years, I would hate to have to sort through, pack up and move.

Lib said...

Hi Gill,
I don't envy you at all! Moving is NOT a favorite thing for me!
But it will be worth it once you get moved in:o)
Have a great day!
Blessins',Lib

scrappy quilter said...

Glad you got your taxes done. It didn't take long for us to get our refund back. Don't forget to look after yourself my friend.

Cyn:) said...

Hang in there, Gill, this moving business will soon be behind you and you'll be in your lovely new home! Meanwhile, perhaps you could just *sneak* one book under your pillow as a comfort-hug to tide you over.
My yellow orchid is in bloom and if I thought I could get a bloom to you in one piece, I'd send it to you to cheer you! I put an image of it up on my blog if you care to have a look-see.
All the best to you. . .
Hugs,

QuiltedSimple said...

That is a sad day! Have a great day!
Kris

mommanator said...

Moving YUCK, TAXES YUCK-did you have to remind me!

Evelyn said...

Gill you are doing great! I would find it hard to pack up my books too but at least books pack easily. Great idea about the u-haul.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Took us eight weeks to move, six months later we are still looking for things. You havent got my potted hosta by any chance?

Gill - That British Woman said...

thanks for all your comments, all are greatly appreciated.

Gill

Winifred said...

Best of British with the move Gill.

You are so organised. Everytime I clean out a cupbard or chest of drawers intent on getting rid of stuff I sit down and read things like cards, messages etc and guess what? I put them all back again. Just an inveterate hoarder. Maybe I should move, well one of these days I might.

In case you haven't had an email, the M&S sale starts tomorrow so......