We are moving, but who knows where to?
We have lived in our house for over 33 years now! That’s a long time, yet it only seems like yesterday that we moved in. Moving should have happened many years ago, but for one reason or another, we never quite did it. This time, though, we are definitely moving.
I can’t believe we have raised two daughters here. Daughter number 1 arrived in 1985 followed by daughter number 2 in 1987. They do have proper names, they’re not really called daughters number 1 and 2. One second they’re babes in arms and before a blink of an eye they’re all grown up with families of their own. Where did all that time go?
Someone stole our milk!
Over the years we have had many neighbours, some ok, some a bit offish and some downright plebs! The area we live in does seem to have gone downhill. Only a few days ago I caught a guy stealing a bottle of milk from our doorstep! I know times are hard for a lot of people and believe me, I know what it’s like. I never stole a thing though. Anyway, that’s another story.
Having lived in the same house for 33 years, you can imagine the amount of junk we have accumulated. Perhaps you can’t imagine it. All I know is we have enough stuff that if we set fire to it, it could power a modern battleship for 6 months. Why oh why do we hoard such nonsense? Christmas cards from Harry and Olive at number 67 with the message, “Happy Christmas and all the best for 1987.”
I gave my book collection to Oxfam
I thought I’d donate my book collection to Oxfam. It’s nothing special, just books I’ve bought and read down the years. 32 bin bags later and the front room completed packed out, Oxfam had to make 2 journeys! How the house never collapsed under the weight is a miracle.
It looks like we’ll have a completely fresh start after moving. The furniture has been donated to charity except my bed, I love my bed. We’re moving in with family for a month or two before finding somewhere away from the madness of the city. We’re both excited by the prospect of moving on after such a long time in one place. I’m just hoping I don’t end up like Jack Nicholson in “The Shining.”