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PostSubject: Now it Begins...   11/07/17, 01:12 am

Today I collected the keys to the flat and was told they are now mine to keep even though there is another 20 days before I officially take the flat over.

Unbelievably I have been given the keys but the paperwork wasn't ready for me to sign so have to go back next week to do that.  I find it really trusting they have given the keys out with absolutely no signature from me.

She was more interested in how I am now after my health problems this last year or so.

I now want to get over there and do measuring up for curtains and places to fit the furniture in.  I also want to get all the kichen and bathroom set up so I wont have to do anything in those one the actual moving day.

I finally decided to pay a removal company to move nothing but my furniture with no boxes to keep the price down, as I was finding it hard to find a second man to help with the heavy lifting.

The boxes will be taken over by the girls in their cars, which is why to make it easier I'm getting the kichen and bathroom stuff over a.s.a.p. so that's all done and dusted.

This week I also want to buy a curtain rail and put up so that I can instantly put the curtains up on the day.  Being on the ground floor with no curtains if the light is on all and sundry will be able to see inside.
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PostSubject: Re: Now it Begins...   18/07/17, 12:27 pm

Update:

Almost everything is now in place for my move on the 29th.

I've signed for the flat and it's now all mine.

All my kitchen and bathroom boxes have been taken over ready for me to unpack while I am over the flat waiting for various workmen and deliveries.  This week I have the Sky aerial being set up, delivery of cooker and fridge freezer, and someone coming in to wire the cooker in.

The carpet is being laid on the 27th and I will order groceries to be delivered on the same day.

All as that will leave is for the moving men to get my furniture over on the Saturday and my girls to bring the few boxes over that I have left on the same day.

Sometime between now and then I have to go and buy a curtain rail, get someone to put it up for me so that I can put curtains up the moment I am moved in.

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PostSubject: Re: Now it Begins...   18/07/17, 02:24 pm

Wow this has all suddenly gone so quick Sandy! Yayyyy I am so happy for you Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Now it Begins...   18/07/17, 02:34 pm

I know, it really seems to have speeded up now.

I discovered though that the idea of having a book case at the head of the bed for lamp, book, etc isn't going to work. There isn't enough room. I will have to figure out something else for that. But at least there is room for a bookcase on that wall beside the kichen door that we talked about.

I will use the white one I have at the moment but once in I will probably swap it for an imitation oak coloured one so it goes with my oak furniture.

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PostSubject: Re: Now it Begins...   18/07/17, 02:58 pm


Just use a small stool or something like that for the time being so you can measure it and see what we can come up with Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Now it Begins...   19/07/17, 03:02 am


You must be so excited now that
everything is coming together and
you will be in your new home soon!
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PostSubject: Re: Now it Begins...   22/07/17, 11:07 pm


Congratulations, Sandy. I really hope you enjoy your new surroundings. dance
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PostSubject: Re: Now it Begins...   23/07/17, 09:18 am

Thanks Daz.  

I only have 7 days to go now.  I can't believe it's finally so close Keri.  I''m feeling like a kid at Christmas.

I will Martha.  

Everything is unpacked and sorted in the Kitchen and Bathroom now.  It's going to be so easy to move next Saturday.  I will have hardly any unpacking to do once the moving chaps have dumped my furniture.  Although if I don't feel like doing anything until the Sunday all I have to do on Saturday is hang the curtains, for privacy and make up my bed.  The unpacking I can do at my leisure.

I love moving but the one thing I loath is the seeing the furniture in.

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PostSubject: Re: Now it Begins...   23/07/17, 10:48 pm


Woohoo we are on count down now! So exciting Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Now it Begins...   26/07/17, 11:54 am


Can't wait
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PostSubject: Re: Now it Begins...   26/07/17, 08:50 pm


Any day now , wow ... exiting times for you Sandra  good luck with moving in day . dance

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PostSubject: Re: Now it Begins...   27/07/17, 02:00 pm

All my planning has now gone by the board.

What was meant to happen is as follows:

1)  Carpet laid today.
2)  Removal men turn up Saturday and move just my furniture.
3)  Sarah and Aimee to bring my remaining boxes over once removal men have gone.

I am then left to my own devices and will have officially moved.

4)  Sunday Sarah and Martyn clean the carpet in what was my room.
5)  Tuesday Martyn takes planned and organised day off - Hires a van and bring his odd bits of furniture over.
6)  Martyn moves in and they have my old room.

What has fouled it all up.

1)  Carpet layer turned up this morning and the idiot at the shop had ordered the wrong width carpet.

On the carpet layers paperwork was the correct width of carpet written,  So there had been no mistake in the measuring up of the room.

2)  Both carpet fitter and I speak to manager of shop on the phone.

I wont go into the conversation but needless to say if I hadn't been a lady the air would have been blue.  But I managed to keep my temper down to a minimum as I was steaming.

3)  Manager says he will try to get the correct size carpet on the van for delivery to shop on Monday.

4)  Carpet shop will ring me tomorrow to tell me when it can be laid.

5)  He will send two men to lay it so that I can still have my furniture delivered Saturday and they will move it all out into the communal area, lay the carpet and put furniture back again.

6)  He doesn't know when it will be laid because all the carpet fitters are on holiday next week.

7)  I left him understanding that getting carpet fitters was his problem and the carpet had better be laid either Tuesday or Wednesday.

8)  Carpet fitter left.  I waited for a shopping delivery, unpacked it, and then walked the 50 minutes home all the time wondering what the heck I was going to do.

So I get home and Sarah, Aimee and I discuss what is the best thing to do.

1)  I can't cancel removal men and re-book for the next week's Saturday (even if removals could fit me in, which I doubt) as all is planned for Sarah and Martyn to take over my room from Sunday.

2)  I can't take my boxes over to the flat on Saturday as there simply wont be room for all of them as well as my furniture in the communal area while they lay the carpet sometime next week.

3)  I can't store my boxes in Jessie's room, even though she has been living away for weeks, because her room is chocablock with Sarah's boxes that she has stored in there.

Final decision.....


1)  Sarah takes the bed apart that she has in her present bedroom (small box room) giving room to store my boxes in.

2)  For the following nights that I have to be here I sleep in Jessie's room.

3)  Sarah and Martyn can go ahead with their plans to clean carpet Sunday and him move in Tuesday.

Needless to say I am well peed off.

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PostSubject: Re: Now it Begins...   27/07/17, 02:37 pm


Oh gheez .... how so utterly devastating Sandy! Now I would have said to the manager to go and find other carpet layers; no matter where he would have to get them from and also to go and get the damn carpet himself and bring it over to your flat a pronto!!

I'm so sorry to hear your plans have been so thrown around now. Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Now it Begins...   28/07/17, 09:47 am

Well, as you know by our Skype conversation yesterday and chatting to you about it all, I am now going to sort of move in tomorrow as planned.

I say sort of because I'm only taking a few bits over that I will need between now and when they do come to lay the carpet.  The rest of my stuff can follow on once carpet is layed.

The few bits I do take can just be shoved in the bathroom, probably the shower, and as I say the furniture they will have to move out onto the communal area for the short time it takes them to lay the carpet..

As I write this at 9.45am I still haven't received a phone call from Carpetright to let me know what is going on.  But as they don't open until 9.30am I'm not going to ring them until I think they have had sufficient time to contact the warehouse and to organise carpet fitters again.

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PostSubject: Re: Now it Begins...   28/07/17, 09:57 am

Just had contact with Carpetright and they are laying the carpet Wednesday afternoon.

I'm still a little peed off about it but much calmer now I have sorted out what I am going to do.

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PostSubject: Re: Now it Begins...   28/07/17, 08:34 pm


OMG  ..... Yup how many men does it take to screw in a light bulb ??    3  , one to do the actual job, one to hold the ladder  , and one to stand around giving advise .... headbang   What a frustrating ordeal for you Sandra

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PostSubject: Re: Now it Begins...   28/07/17, 11:42 pm

Hahaha.  Exactly, lol.

But at least I will be in the flat tomorrow.  I might only have tiles to walk on until Wednesday and not be able to take all of my boxes until carpet is laid, but at least I wont have to keep going back and forth to let A) The Sky chaps in on Tuesday and B) The carpet chaps on Wednesday.

I'm hoping I will have enough strength to put up a curtain rail as I'm going to need a little privacy during the evening and nights.  I really don't want to have to wait until I can get a man in to do it for me on Monday or Tuesday.

I am so peed off with the fact that I have to depend on others for manual type jobs now.  Until a handful of years ago I would be doing all my own manual work.

Removal men coming at 9am tomorrow so by about 2pm, if they stop for a proper lunch, I should be as sorted as I can be until Wednesday.  It shouldn't take them long to load and unload my few bits of furniture.

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PostSubject: Re: Now it Begins...   29/07/17, 03:03 am

Sandy don't forget you can ask the handyman there for help! Last thing you need is falling of the ladder!

I hope you get some sort of refund from Carpetright for the inconvenience.

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