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House Update

So its now 3 weeks since we got the keys, and two and a bit since we moved in. Total boxes unpacked…..14. Still to do…..around 60! Everything takes much longer to do than expected – this weekend will involve some painting, drilling, and…..some box unpacking – woo-hoo!

But it’s starting to come together now and I’ve only headed back to the old house once by mistake. Doh!

I’ve Moved

At last, around 6 months after first looking for a new house we’ve finally moved. Even better, by the time I set-up the PC (a whole 4 days after moving!) broadband had been installed. I only needed 3 minutes of dial-up to get my new ADSL username etc and I was away. Kudos to Plusnet.

As for the house – superb – wish I’d done it years ago, but then I wouldn’t have had enough money to do it years ago. What I can’t believe is just how much there is to do in the house. Small jobs take forever. And I’m shit at DIY, although I’ve just subscribed to the uk.diy newsgroup…..as if that will help.

Even after a week I’m still surrounded by brown boxes – it’s going to take quite a while before we’re fully unpacked – months even! But I’m pleased with the chaos and the new house especially compared to the old place!

Less than 2 weeks to go

Well….things are moving apace. Two weeks from now I’ll be in my new house. Two weeks from now I’ll have no broadband! Bugger. I can only order BB once my new phone line is enabled, then it will be up to 10 days before BB is setup. Ouch. Back to dial-up.

But the mortgage is sorted, new insurance dealt with, removal firm booked, sixty (yep 60) fucking boxes arrived from Pickfords yesterday – I’ve only got a two bedroomed flat – I’m not that bad a hoarder. Still got utilities to fix and tons to pack (not 60 boxes worth though).

But I can’t wait to move.

Missives Concluded

Woo-Hoo. Missives finally concluded on the old and new homes. Hopefully there’s no going back now. Just got two weeks of packing to get through and then the removal. Only downside is that I’ll be without broadband for a couple of weeks. Bummer.

Moving Costs

Can’t believe how much it costs to move house. Estate agent fees, solicitors fee’s, tax to govt, removal firm, mortgage arrangement fee’s……the list is endless. But still the cost that sticks in the throat most is the wasted surveys I had to pay for while trying to find a house. £200-£300 pounds for a 2 page report. Dogs.

Other costs – gas and electricity re-connections, BT reconnection, broadband connection blah blah blah.

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