Monday, 23 July 2012

And so the clock ticks...

Time is a strange thing…right now we're waiting to move house and each day it feels like the moving day is never really going to actually arrive….but it will arrive, of course.
Last year on the run-up to our wedding, the experience was similar.
And then there was three years ago and the journey I'd rather not think about but which sits in my mind unchanging and torments me so often....

 .…tick tock….
We've agreed to rent the house we're moving to from 1st August (not quite signed on the dotted line yet tho) and will actually move in on 2nd Aug with our house sale completing on 3rd Aug, and all Ellie's stuff from storage being delivered on 3rd Aug too hopefully.

It will be a weird experience - I know that selling our house is only "bricks and mortar" but there are 11 years of memories wrapped up in the house move, many happy ones, some sad ones and some utterly hideous ones.

I've no idea what emotional state I will be in on the day we actually move out and can't really hope to predict it.  At the moment, I think I'll feel more relieved than anything but who knows ?!  We both feel fairly relaxed about the build-up to it (so far!).
We've booked the removal men to come and do a "full pack" so they will wrap, pack and move everything - so we just need to sit back and watch (Theory A). In fact on the 1st Aug when they come to pack I'm planning on going to work like normal for a half-day just to try and maintain my sanity :-)
Right now though we're busy either throwing things away or giving them away on freecycle. Anyone for a set of drain rods or a selection of old mobile phone chargers ?!?!

Time keeps marching on…

Ecclesiastes 3:1-7...
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
     a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot, 
     a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
     a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
     a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
     a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away, :-)
     a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak.....

Roll on 1st August !...

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