Death by Moving
As I write this I am virtually flat on my back, high on a pain killing shot. Yep, my back finally caved in after 4 days of moving and cleaning. I can’t see the carpet in our bedroom, but thankfully the pain killer has also dulled any care factor!
NEVER, EVER try to move yourself!!! Beg, borrow or steal to get the professionals in!
Here are some shots of our adventure. Don’t ask about Mr O Jnr 2′s hair attachment – I don’t know – he found one of my combs and put it there for safe-keeping!
The boys discovered Mum can drive a truck. Mr O couldn’t do this as his licence is an automatic. So the truck driving was mine. I think this was a contributing factor to the back problem, as jumping in and out of the truck was difficult with my back problems. Mr O of course did the lion’s share of the lifting, so even if he did have a manual licence, asking him to do both might have been a bit much! I hope it was a practical example for the girls that women CAN do anything!
We had started in the morning – as you can see, the above shot was taken at night! It had been a long day!
The dice dangling from the mirror are a mystery, but so were the rubber skeleton and other toys in the dash. Not sure who normally drives the truck, but they must be fun!
Mr O and I nearly divorced over assembling the boys’ bunks. I have no idea why, I guess that is just moving! Don’t panic, we made up.
It was SO good Sunday morning to hang out washing on a typical Aussie Hills Hoist! Yes, that is the tail end of the truck – not nearly big enough – we have a lot of “stuff”!
While the boys were at soccer on Sunday morning, I ventured into the vegetable garden. Silverbeet already growing, which we use a lot of.
The garden is actually quite a reasonable size, but those stepping logs are very slippery, as I discovered! Maybe that didn’t help the back either.
I am not at all familiar with some of the plants growing, such as this one below. Any ideas, anyone?
One thing I must have missed when we looked at the house originally is the light fittings.
Chandeliers are NOT my kind of light fitting. Dust collectors is a better name for them I am sure. But this is an older home, so chandeliers it is. I would prefer downlights! I am a minimalist type of person: no nick-knacks in my house!
To be continued……