Well, thought I’d better do a quick post so you all know we are still alive – just – and we haven’t decided to call the trip off just yet! We have however, spent the last week arguing over whose dumb idea it was to head off around Australia in a camper van for 8 months – especially heading off in the middle of winter! We have decided that we never, ever, ever want to do this moving gig again – the next move will be it!
Having said all that – we are getting there – the container is just about full, the house is mostly empty and we are probably a third of the way through the cleaning. It hasn’t been all bad – I am finished up at work – yippppeeee (I will miss you though BMR crew!!) and my mum is here visiting (ok – not so much visiting as slave labour, but nice to have her here all the same!) and it does feel good to have done a bit of a sort of our life possessions (probably not ruthless enough)! We have been feeling very grateful for the kind friends we have around us! Big thanks to Michelle for dropping over a yummy batch of freshly baked muffins on the weekend, it was a big lift when I was feeling pretty over it all and wondering how on earth we would get it all done! Also thanks to Luke for giving Matt a hand to lift the really heavy stuff after I went on strike, cried, and said ‘I wasn’t a man and I couldn’t lift any more’! And thanks to Luke and Duncan for the loan of the trailers again – we should have bought shares in those trailers!! We really appreciate all your kindness neighbours and friends!
With hopefully only a few more days of stressful cleaning and packing to go to make our ‘handover keys’ deadline on Saturday – a little bit of excitement is starting to creep in! I can’t wait for next week when we will just get to focus on finalising all the packing into the camper! Less than 2 weeks to go!
The muscles are very sore from all the lifting and carrying and mum and I have to get back to work – tackling the walls in the lounge room tonight so must drag ourselves away from the fire and get back to it! Hopefully the next post will see us all moved out!! Anybody got any good cleaning tips for us????