Three weeks ago, we moved into our house. Loaner furniture was delivered ( table, 4 chairs, sofa, chair, 2 tables, lamp, and bed). For two weeks we camped out with things we had sent ahead, wineglasses (of course), one pot, one pan, and various utensils. We also sent sheets and towels. Camping was fun at first, but soon got old. And we were anxious for our household shipment to be delivered. We took turns calling the base to inquire about the expected delivery date to no avail, it was still on target for July 6. Would we make it? Did we have a choice? Just when we least expected it we got the call, (or email rather) that the shipment was here and ready to be delivered. Would we be available to except delivery on Friday? Would we ever!
delivered on Friday 29 June, and the movers took only 3 1/2 hours to
unload 11 crates and put together furniture. I know you are all
anxiously awaiting to hear how the motorcycle did in the voyage, and I
am happy to report that it made it just fine!
2 July: So, here it
is exactly one week later, and while pictures haven't been hung, all
boxes have been unpacked. No real damage other than two broken martini
glasses (probably shouldn't be drinking those anyway) and three other
wine glasses. There was also a dent in the ole' brass bed. Our dresser
and chest of drawers didn't make it up the stairs, (due to a funny turn
at the bottom of the stairway) and must be put in storage, very
unfortunate. Good news though, our bedroom is fitted with some built in
Our neighbors, Paul and Debbie, had us for dinner the
night of the move, we were so grateful for their kindness. We had a
very relaxing evening. They have two children in their twenties so we
have something in common!
The house is new construction, as
apposed to Edwardian or Regency we expected, but it is very comfortable
and nicely appointed so we are lucky and thankful to be living here. The
neighbors are very helpful and friendly, local pubs are great, shops are nice, and the library is terrific, what
more could I ask for?
I can walk or bike to any shop I need or Cheltenham Town Center which is a short drive. I have been driving regularly
with no wrinkles! I visited a local nursery and put some flowers out
front and herbs in the back. It is starting to feel like home.