While I’d love to report that it was all smooth sailing with our 23rd house move, this pretty much sums up how things went down…
The first of many causalities (thankfully not my phone but a tragedy all the same), in a week that saw more than a few tears and the odd tantrum, as we played a huge game of your life on the lawn… or in this case on the back of a massive truck.
We may have lost the cat (that isn’t really our cat) on the first night in our new home. The sunroom security door wasn’t latched and after searching the entire house top to bottom there was no sign of him. We even had our new neighbours out looking for him. We may have given up hope after 12 hours, appreciating that the cat isn’t even in our name as we are still trying to track his old owner down.
He (Pepsi the cat) may have surprised us by doing his best flat cat impersonation. Scrambling, as flat as a pancake, out of the tiniest of gaps between the floor and our formal lounge, where he had crawled inside and hidden for almost 16 hours. The longest and saddest 16 hours of my life*.
I must confess, I may have shed tears of joy when he reappeared and I may just be a cat person after all.
As I near the end of the unpacking, while attempting to somehow settle in for the next 12 months before our next and hopefully final move, I’m trying to focus on the positives. The main being our super friendly and helpful new neighbours.
I’m pretty sure it took over six months (if not more) to meet just one of our five neighbours in the old place. This move, we’ve met the majority of our neighbours on the first day and this was before the cat went missing in action. They are a wonderful bunch of people that really look out for each other and nothing seems to be too much trouble.
I’m now rather determined to get a moving house how to guide and support group up and running because how stressful is moving? Even if you’ve done it 23 times… but all in good time.
Right now, I’m hoping the internet is connected and our lives can return to some sort of routine. Which is why I will be hitting publish on Worth Casing Wednesday early, as I hop skip and jump WIFI cafes in 42 degree heat here in Perth in between unpacking.
This week, I’m also waving to Kirsty from My Home Truths for I Must Confess (Monday), Jess from Essentially Jess for I Blog on Tuesdays (#IBOT) and Trish from My Little Drummer Boys (Wordless Wednesday). Three fab link parties you should definitely be casing!
Virtual house warming party here next week for Worth Casing Wednesday… you are all invited!
WORTH CASING WEDNESDAY
If you have a blog post (or two) worth casing this week, this is the place to link up. I hope to be back on blogging track over the weekend and will head over and case all your posts then.
NO REAL RULES but the more you put in, the more you will get out of linking up each week. Don’t link and run. Leave a comment and let me know what you’ve been up to this week, then head over and case some of the fantastic blogs and bloggers also linking up.
What have you been up to this week?
*I’m not entirely sure how accurate that statement is. I blame the blogger/drama queen in me that comes out during house moves or when we have extended family staying with us.