The removal company has given a quote - we're going to use Pickfords and their packing service.
What didn't dawn on me, packing and moving doesn't all happen in one day. One and a half days to pack up. One to travel, one and a half to unpack. Complicated by the fact that at the Devon end we will have to use a smaller van to transfer everything from the bigger lorry on account of our new home is up a narrow lane. Pickfords seem to know what they are doing though.
I was surprised that the (very nice) man who came to assess what we had that needed moving said "You have rather a lot of stuff for such a small house". I didn't think we had much, but on reflection, hmm, yes, perhaps we do have a lot of toot!
Anyway, removal is organised.
I have spent today sorting out all the change of addresses. The over the phone or simple on line changes are easy-peasy, for the rest, I've written letters. So I think that is all done.
According to BT it should be a simple switch-over for the telephone number & broadband as we've elected to keep the phone number already registered to the house.... but this is BT we are talking about.... (for overseas: BT = British |Telecom)
I've also been enjoying myself ordering a few things from e-bay. We'll need new cooking equipment seeing as we'll now have an oil-fired range to cook on (a Redfyre - like an Aga, but different)
|Our new kitchen - that's the Redfyre Range on the right|
So all of you who want to pop by for a coffee once we're settled - you're OK! We've got a kettle!