And the move goes on.
In the last stages of the move to the new home.
I made a decision last week that I chose to stay calm and unstressed through the whole process … and I have!
I think Maggie is wondering what wonder drugs I’m using [none Dad!] and Brendan was saying how stressful it usually is to move house.
Well folks … I decided to buck the trend.
And my calmness has been greatly helped by William and Brendan helping me move things over different nights … and Brendan having me over for meals most nights … and Mags driving me to Enniskillen last night to buy new bedding.
Friends … I do love them.
I have no internet access or phone so am using my friend Brendans when I get the chance.
Phone will be the same and new address is 20 Pairc Fea. Ballinamore. Co Leitrim.
I have been sorting, throwing, packing and moving things every day since the weekend.
I see all the throwing and sorting in the cottage as a great exercise in decluttering [I can hear the amused guffaws from my friends … I’m untidy]. As I take time to tidy I have also enjoyed remembering the great 3 years I have spent in the cottage.
It’s been 3 years since I moved to Ballinamore and renting the cottage was the best thing I did. It put me smack in the centre of town and I got to know my neighbours and all the people that run the shops in the street.
I got to know the Hamills and their children and we had great fun with the Sunny Funny Garden … and I am enjoying watching Maeve, James and Eoin grow into really delightful people.
And I got to know Maggie … a treat for anyone lucky enough to meet her. Many good times [and more to come]. Mags thinks I’m either pretending or really am having a stress free move … either way … she’s probably sure I’m missing a cog!
And yesterday I rewarded my efforts by spending 3 hours in the new house unpacking and rearranging things. Took Coco to see her new home and she loves it! She ran around sniffing everything then pretty much either looked out the kitchen or my bedroom window at the fields outside.
The lounge now looks amazing and I decorated the mantle piece … photos will be posted when I get broadband in a week or so. The kitchen/dining area is big enough for a couch and it already looks very homey.
My paintings and sculptures are happily spread through the house.
Today will hopefully be the last load of things to move … fridge, couch, table, cabinet and LOTS of books and files.
I thank Mags, Brendan and William in advance for their help this evening … there will be bubbles at the end.
And tomorrow my good friend Linda comes over the help me clean the cottage from top to bottom. Thank all the deities for Linda … she actually likes cleaning. So, in a way I am providing her with a great experience. I live to serve!
My access to broadband and a phone are very intermittent and full service should resume by the end of next week. My Skype is banjaxed as I think Diva has a microphone problem. Will sort soon.
And tomorrow evening Linda and I will be sitting by the fire sipping bubbles and eating whatever she has brought over from her home.
I know I say it a lot … but friends really are your wealth … and I’m a billionaire.
Must go now and work my way through the list of things still to do … it’s long but I know it will get done … with the help of my friends.
p.s Pa, if you have been trying to ring me … the phone in the cottage is disconnected and the new one won’t be connected until tomorrowish. Give me a ring on Sunday if you are free as I’d love to have a chat … same phone number. xxxxxx