Relocating – its a packing-zone
so just got time for a brief catchup before relocating my workdesk and home. I still have no official work-desk – its still a packing area!
For those of you in the dark – after eight long years on a social housing waiting list – we finally got an offer for a larger property. We were supposed to be taking up the new tenancy on the 23rd of September. That seems so long ago now! There were delays with rehousing the other tenants, and then they didn’t return the keys for weeks.
We finally got to view the property on the 2nd of November. We decided that this property was the one – finally we are relocating, packing up, moving on!. Its still not quite what i would want in an ideal world. But it has potential for future developement, if permissions and monies are available. Still more delays as the previous tenant left a hotch-potch of ramshackle sheds and some very suspect wiring which has to be tieded up before we move in. Oh and they are also removing the houses two best features – the greenhouse and the double gated front garden/ driveway. Because apparently these are ‘unsafe’ and wrapped in ‘bureaucratic- crappy tape”! ?
Needless to say these are the first two improvements we are going to have to put back in, costing us even more.
Just give me the keys already!
We are looking to sign tenancy agreements and more importantly – get hold of the keys at the end of the week. We then hope to lay carpet upstairs and laminate downstairs (very quickly) before we move everything else in at the beginning of December. Our current tenancy ends on the 5th of December – so its a tight squeeze. Ive spent the last ten weeks trying to pack everything – and boy did I need them. But i’m almost ready.
Loft is almost empty. Shed is emptied and demolished. Most of the house is filled with boxes all packed up and ready to go. My kids have actually got on and packed up all their gear as well! Just the everyday stuff left to go. Which needless to say can’t get packed till were about to walk out the door. Im not entirely sure how or where to fit it all in at the other end?
I still have my sketchbook!
As you can see I’m still no closer to producing any proper art or even finding a desk to work on. My desk is still very much the packing zone! I have however managed to do a few little sketches – they need a lot more work but just wanted to capture something of the old place before i move.
The leave is from a tree outside the front of my house, which always fills my driveway with leaves at this time of year. The shell is one i found in the garden whilst uprooting all my plants to come with us. Not sure how that got there? And the third sketch is of the hops in my garden. Which i lovingly pampered for several years to finally have it produce hops – and then rip its roots from the ground to pack it for the move. I am currently using a seawhites square sketchbook, which i love. A 0.5 mechanical pencil and 2mm mechanical pencil . I’m keeping it simple as most of my art supplies are packed and waiting to go.
well thats it for now, as i still have to do all the official stuff, like changing utilities, tv and redirecting mail. And i must pay the first months rent – they won’t give me the keys without that one crossed off the list!
Ta Ta for now,
I hope to be in a new home next time we meet!
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