In the Truck
I was most fortunate as my son-in-law offered to get a truck and move my worldly goods from the shipping container, which has lived on his property for nearly 2 years. In fact one of this brother’s and a friend help load the truck. Another brother and my son were at Deception Bay to move things into the apartment.
All went quite well, though I think there are a few of us with sore backs!!
So Many Boxes
Of course, I knew I had too many things. Quite a few of my boxes are filled with books, and collections of magazines, my writings, interesting articles and more. I do find it hard to let go of things but will have no choice but to do so. Some of my furniture will have to go – a chest of drawers is damaged – it can be fixed but I have nowhere for it.
I have emptied quite a few – and washed most of the kitchen items. There are still some things I cannot find. I also found a bag of clothes that certainly were never mine. Where are my three chairs? I don’t know that I can track them down. The removalist I used to move out of my property did not do the right thing and I had to move it again. Somehow things went missing.
Clearly, I have less kitchen space for my things – but I will manage. The kitchen is quite user-friendly and I like the dishwasher. A couple of things don’t suit me – but nothing I can’t live with. There are always somethings that you don’t like – but I am renting so I don’t have a lot of choice with the way things are.
The Washing Machine
I was concerned that my Fisher and Paykel washing machine, a top loader would not fit in the small laundry space, because of the dryer. I cannot open the lid fully as I have always done before, but it opens enough to work. I love it that it is right in the midst of the lounge/kitchen, but behind doors. It quietly does the washing and I have the choice of putting things on the balcony or taking them to the line. I love my washing machine, and so glad I don’t have to replace it.
It will probably be a week or two before I have emptied all the boxes, but that’s fine. I look forward to spending 2019 at Deception Bay.