Tomorrow is moving day, so I decided to take a moment this morning to quickly post a few pictures of this month’s activities leading up to the big move!
This was part of the second load that went across to our new house. The white building is the chicken coop that Simon and Mr. Diligence remodeled into a sleepout; the other shed is one that was given to Simon when it blew down at a shop in town. He rebuilt it, much sturdier, and it makes a good garden shed.
We pulled these shelves out of the kitchen, and Little Miss set to work cleaning them for me. She loves to clean!
Our garage sale.
When we loaded the container with everything we could stuff in, we packed our beds, only saving out a few foam mattresses for sleeping on for the last week. There wasn’t a bed available in Little Miss’s room at naptime, so I put her down on the foam in our room. It was a very hot day, as you can see by the posture of the kitten who joined her! The other kitten is barely visible between the bed and the curtain, on the slightly cooler floor.
The container was picked up two days ago, and 24 hours later it arrived at our new house. Here, the truck has just pulled up beside it.
Now, the crane at each end is chained on.
The container, probably weighing 8-9 tons, is lifted up and set down on the truck.
Each corner is locked in place, and off it goes!
One of the last jobs to be done was to turn the last bit of vegetable garden back into lawn. Mr. Diligence spent a day this week working the soil, leveling it, and sowing grass seed. We’re hoping for a decent rain today; if not, we’ll water it this afternoon.
Apparently they sent the correct size truck for this move! (as opposed to the last one) It does seem like it would be handy to be able to pack a container little-by-little instead of having one day to shove everything into a moving van.
NZ Filbruns says
Yes, we emphasized over and over this time, how heavy the container would be. Actually, we packed the entire container in one day, but the advantage is that we can pack it ahead and then have time to clean the house and tidy up loose ends with the bulk of our stuff out of the way. We’re camping out in the house for the last bit right now.
Margaret hamilton says
Interesting to see…well done…Its now 3-30 pm & you will be well on your way… Thinking of you all….God Bless