D Day arrived yesterday, we collected the key to the door of our new home after a bit of a delay, and started moving in slowly. As we didn’t have a large furniture truck with all our worldly goods on board breathing down our necks, we were under no pressure to move in all in one day. Our plan is to do things more slowly, moving the furniture, boxes and crates over several days, giving us time to unpack things as we go.
“Ding Dong” went the doorbell, and there were our next door neighbours today with some freshly baked date scones for us. What a lovely surprise, and so very kind - I really didn't think people did that sort of thing these days. I had packed some bacon and avocado sandwiches for lunch, and the scones were a welcome addition to our picnic meal inside our mostly empty house. Found the kettle for a hot drink, but where was the electric cord?
While Robin was travelling to and fro collecting boxes and crates I stayed behind to unpack them, and put things away in cupboards and drawers. Oh good, here is the crate containing the bedding. But before I made up the bed, I hung the duvet and pillows outside in the sunshine for several hours to give them a good airing – they had been locked up in the plastic crate for the last few months.
Friends provided some extra muscle and helped Robin with moving the fridge and washing machine, and the bulky furniture. I spent a lot of time arranging the panty and kitchen cupboards today, and I’m sure to change positions of things tomorrow. There are still boxes galore in the lock-up to collect and unpack, but we can just take our time. We plan to sleep in the caravan for a wee while yet, while we are getting organised, especially as our new curtains are not made yet!