…well, at least until we have to leave Newcastle, if/when that ever happens.
The last week has been completely insane, with everything that could get complicated getting complicated. The snow just hasn’t let up all week, meaning that various workmen have had trouble getting to us and we’ve had to reorganise things. A particularly dopey delivery driver tried to deliver my new Pandora charm (a treat to myself for getting the move done) to the wrong address, meaning I had to go trekking out in the snow to try and find the tiny corner shop two miles away where UPS leave undelivered parcels.
Meanwhile, our phone, TV and internet, which was scheduled to be reconnected today, now can’t be, because the previous residents never bothered to inform their phone company that they were leaving the property, and so BT are having to do complicated legal stuff before they can get us connected (and didn’t bother to inform us of this prior to Geth calling them up today). As a result, we’re now having to buy a temporary internet hub for the house to last us for the 10 days it apparently could take for this to get sorted out.
In more positive news, the carpet cleaning guy was at least able to show up on Wednesday, so our upstairs carpets are now clean, and we’ll hopefully be able to get the walls painted next week with help from my dad and his knowledge of house paint. After that, I can get the furniture finalised in the upstairs bedrooms and finally start getting stuff unpacked. It will all be okay – I just need to stick to the steps of my plan.
Also, I really hope this snow disappears soon, preferably until next winter.