Ours, all ours

G'day all!

Well settlement went through without a hitch today.


So why do we feel a bit flat and unexcited? Maybe because we now see how much work we have to do lifting and carrying and plonking and then lifting and carrying and plonking after driving for 15 minutes. Two of our helpers have pulled out and that is going to make a big difference to our work load. I haven't finished packing yet. Nathan hasn't even started. Plus we have to clean the new (old) house end to end - it hasn't even had a decent vacuuming. When we leave this rental property we are expected to clean it thoroughly. The place we are moving to will be in the same state this one was. Yucky.

Oh well. It will be good. We will be happy there I am pretty sure, we just have to get there yet! And the power has to be put on too. It didn't seem to be working but we only tried one light.

Nathan wants to move the computers there ASAP, despite not having cable and stuff. This means I will probably be offline by noon on Saturday our time (about midnight Friday night UK time and Friday evening in the US) until Wednesday if the cable guy comes. It isn't as if we won't be up here a lot. Maybe we can plug the laptop into the cable modem. Yeah.

I'll leave you with a tempting pic - the back gate of Tarndwarncoort

Wish me luck and I'll talk to you



  1. Wow! It's finally yours! I know it doesn't seem all the exciting right now because of all the work, but eventually you'll settle right in!


  2. Congratulations! It looks so cute -- and it'll be so worth all the schlepping.

  3. Congratulations! And good luck with the moving part of stuff. That's definitely the yucky part but it will be worth it in the end!

  4. congratulations! all of the effort of moving will be worth it when you are settled in at your new home :) also, could i have your addy? i want to send you some christmas cheer, but i don't think "Lynne S. of Oz, Melbourne" would get to you. i hope you get this before your comp is packed!

  5. Good luck with the move Lynne! I'm sure everything will continue to go smoothly including the cleaning! That's the bit I hate most about moving. :-)

  6. It will be worth it, but this bit is always the worst - you're over the high of actually getting the place, and you still have all the hard work to go before you can settle down. We moved into this house almost exactly six years ago and I found moving at Christmas with small kids was the pits, but get it over and done with and you will be delighted at being home owners finally. Good luck and take care!!!

  7. Congratulations. I know exactly how you feel right now. I felt the same. It doesnt seem real or excitting til moving day or the day after.
    We brought our first home and moved on the 12th Sept 05. And it was the best thing I've done. We love it here. But we moved 120kms from our old house.
    Good luck and have fun.

  8. Congratulations! The last time we moved we swore we would never do it again. 11 years and counting but we've forgotten how annoying it all is.

    I can't wait to see more pictures. How old is your new old house?

  9. Hoorah! Congrats! We've never moved in to a place yet that didn't need a good "stoving", no such thing as a clean house left by others! It'll soon be looking lovely though, and yours, all yours :-)


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