THE DAY came and went, not as smoothly as we would have wanted, but we’re just too happy to entertain thoughts of blaming and whining. What went wrong? Well, we thought we did the packing thoroughly but it turned out that little things got overlooked. But all’s well that ends well. The old house is a mere 10-minute drive away anyway so retrieving what got left behind wasn’t such as headache.
The truck made two trips. Alex, one house helper and I went on the first trip. Speedy, Sam and the other house helper finished the rest of the packing and followed several hours later. Yet, we still managed to misplace the cats’ litter boxes and the sack of litter.
The wonderful news is that we never went offline. No, our existing telephone line and broadband connection haven’t been transferred yet BUT the subdivision clubhouse has free wifi internet. Since the clubhouse is just across the street, we’re well within the range of the wifi signal. Nice, eh? If not for the free wifi, I’d be in a state of panic and going through severe withdrawal right now. :wink:
So, because there was free wifi, amid the boxes and the frenzy of moving, there was Alex reading her daily dose of manga.
The renovations went on even as boxes were unloaded one after the other, one on top of the other, filling most of the living and dining room areas.
Above, the lock on the front door was installed.
Above and below, the painting wasn’t quite done yet. In fact, the painting of the exterior will take several more days. But as long as the kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms are okay, I don’t care if it takes two more weeks to finish the exterior.
We knew that work would go one for another week or so still but I didn’t want to postpone the moving day anymore. We could hardly function in the old house during our last two days there after having sold most of the furniture. Besides, it’s better to be living in the new house already while the painters, carpenters, plumbers and electricians are still working so that whatever little changes or touch-ups I want, I can request and they will still be available to do them.
Above, installing the ceiling exhaust fan in the kitchen.
Below, our new bed was delivered and assembled a little after lunch. The new mattresses arrived ahead of us.
The new fridge didn’t get here until around 7.30 p.m. I was getting worried over the state of the food that were moved from the fridge in the old house but nothing spoiled, thank goodness.
So, there. The event that we had been planning for, the sweet dreams that we had been having, everything has finally happened. We’ve moved, we’re living in our new house and it is just too wonderful for words. :)