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mccardey
06-10-2013, 03:06 AM
We're in the middle of moving house (for the last time, I hope) and I've unearthed some shoeboxes of the culled highlights of my child-raising years. And apparently a large part of my discipline technique consisted of having the kids write an essay along the lines of "Why That Was Not A Really Good Idea". I'd forgotten how funny my kids were. :ROFL: And such writers!
*sigh* If I don't stop reading, I'll never get this house emptied.

God, I loved parenting, though.... Although I imagine the passage of time and the culling has helped ;)

Caitlin Black
06-10-2013, 04:43 AM
Essays?

*runs away* No want essays. *sulks*

When we moved house last time, the upside was the garage sale beforehand. I got rid of so much clutter, it was awesome. :)

I'm one of those weird people who likes sorting through things and getting rid of stuff, though...

(For reference, in my single bedroom, I got rid of 3 outside garbage bins' worth of junk, and sold about 2 bins' worth in the garage sale - and my room was STILL pretty full! I hadn't cleaned out my clutter in about 5 years at that point...)

SWest
06-10-2013, 05:01 AM
Organizing would be particularly difficult when upside down.

:D

Cheers to taking time to enjoy a box! I suspect most of them just drag along from place to place waiting for someone to dare to lift their covers.





*waits for new 'Cardy thread about blowing something up...*

:banana:

mccardey
06-10-2013, 06:32 AM
Organizing would be particularly difficult when upside down.

*waits for new 'Cardy thread about blowing something up...*

:banana:

;) Give me time. And some TNT.

The downside of moving today is that all the leaves are falling from the big old tree in the front garden, and there's a warm autumn breeze that's blowing them all around me while I try to pack the car, and it's just like little hands reaching out and small children's bedtime voices saying "Don't go... no don't go..." :cry: All those years of bath-times and stories - :cry:

*ahem* :poke:

none of which, to be fair, were in this house. They were mostly three houses ago. And there's still the shoeboxes full of punishments to be read, when you're settled in New House, and New House is lovely.

Caitlin Black
06-10-2013, 12:04 PM
Simple solution: Make your kids pack your car for you. Then you get to enjoy the breeze and see them at the same time.

Mmhmm.

mccardey
06-11-2013, 02:53 AM
Cliff, that would be an excellent idea if my kids were in the same country. Little buggers grew up and moved out of home. Can you believe that? tsk. Ingratitude, thy name is Kid.

We're going back down with another trailer-load of precious things today and then we'll hand over the (quite enormous) cheque and actually own the house tonight. :snoopy: But we can't live there yet - no beds, no fridge, no music. The big truck will do all the furniture shifting next Monday - and in the meantime, I'm going to plant up the vegie garden and source some chickens.

Caitlin Black
06-11-2013, 06:21 AM
LOL, it's good that you mentioned music right after beds and the fridge. Gotta have priorities! :D

:Guitar:

AlterEgox5
06-11-2013, 08:50 AM
Having moved 8 or 9 times (I have honestly lost track), by now my answer is pretty much just: ADVENTURE!

mccardey
06-17-2013, 12:36 AM
Adventure!!!

Moving Trucks come in one hour. Even the coffee is packed away. This isn't the move from France back to Sydney (that was in April) - this is the move from Old House in Sydney to New House in the Country.

Wish me luck!!! So excited!!!!! :)

Lavern08
06-17-2013, 12:38 AM
Good luck - Excited for ya! :)

Medievalist
06-17-2013, 12:38 AM
Adventure!!!

Moving Trucks come in one hour. Even the coffee is packed away. This isn't the move from France back to Sydney - this is the move from Old House in Sydney to New House in the Country.

Wish me luck!!! So excited!!!!! :)

Lots and lots of luck, and hoping for pictures.

HarryHoskins
06-17-2013, 01:04 AM
Hope it all goes well -- exciting times! :)

mccardey
06-17-2013, 01:05 AM
Thank you, darlings :Hug2: mccardey out. When you see me next, I'll be a country girl :) :snoopy:

Caitlin Black
06-17-2013, 02:24 AM
Oh noes! Watch out for wildlife, such as drop bears. ;)

(I don't like the country much. Say... Can I have your old place in Sydney? :D:D:D)

Good luck with the move.

mccardey
06-17-2013, 03:36 PM
Oh, God. The guy in charge of the move seemed a little bit old when he arrived, so we quickly bought in a couple of local lads to meet us at the other end, in case there was too much Heavy Lifting. The old guy is taking the opportunity to instruct them in how to be a Good Mover; which is lovely, but everything is taking hours and some of us are starting to get short-tempered. This might not end well.

Ambrosia
06-17-2013, 03:45 PM
I do hope the snags smooth out for you, dear. May everything go smoothly from this point on. :Hug2:

I look forward to pics. :D

Congrats on your new life as a country girl!

mirandashell
06-17-2013, 03:47 PM
Oh dear. There's always something goes belly up. Good luck.

mccardey
06-17-2013, 04:08 PM
Oh, for Christ's sake. Somebody get me a gun.

mirandashell
06-17-2013, 04:16 PM
Bloody hell. It must be bad if you're still awake at this hour.

mccardey
06-17-2013, 04:33 PM
Repeat after me: it's a beautiful house. It's the last time you'll move. It's the rest of your life.

mirandashell
06-17-2013, 04:45 PM
It's a beautiful house. Don't kill the movers. It's a beautiful house. Don't kill the movers. It's a beautiful house.......

mccardey
06-17-2013, 05:51 PM
*sigh*

And they are lovely movers. Especially the old guy. It's just so slooowwww....

On the upside, because of nothing being unpacked yet beyond the First Box, I've just made up our bed with hand-sewn, monogrammed sheets from 1850s France that I bought for 30 euros at vide grenier last European summer. Which I swore I'd never use, in order to keep them safe for the grandchildren.

They're soft as clouds, and they smell of thyme and woodsmoke. So, there's that.

:)

Lavern08
06-17-2013, 07:03 PM
...I've just made up our bed with hand-sewn, monogrammed sheets from 1850s France

They're soft as clouds, and they smell of thyme and woodsmoke.

Heck, life's too short - Enjoy those sheets. ;)

Caitlin Black
06-18-2013, 10:46 AM
Better to sleep in those sheets than to use them to strangle the moving guy!









Maybe.

mccardey
06-20-2013, 02:40 PM
Just found (and disposed of) my first ever dead baby mouse.

I was very brave.

Caitlin Black
06-21-2013, 02:19 AM
Dogs are good at dealing with wild mice. When we lived in the country, we had a big collie cross who loved catching them. (And rats.)

Of course, we also had a smaller dog who was useless at that sort of thing. So maybe get a dog the size of a horse, just to be safe. ;)

mccardey
07-23-2013, 02:34 PM
maybe get a dog the size of a horse, just to be safe. ;)

Ahem

<-

I don't think we can replace that, do you?

Caitlin Black
07-24-2013, 01:49 AM
Have the moving guys finished yet? :D