Forgive the Latin, but I do feel the need to say sorry for not having posted for over a week. In my defence, it was one of the busiest and most stressful weeks I have had for a while, but now the dust is settling, I want to get back into the habit of posting at least three times in a week. It is a good habit to have, and keeps the old writing muscles in trim.
So what was happening last week? Well, it started with a marathon drive from Nottinghamshire to Wiltshire in order to pick up my Mum. Then I drove her back up here and we were ready to unpack all of the boxes which were very efficiently moved by the removers. Then Wednesday and Thursday and Friday we unpacked boxes and relocated furniture and that kind of thing. Saturday we had a rest from the flat and then yesterday my husband and I took Mum to Ikea to get some much needed items of storage and spent the afternoon putting the flat packs together. I learnt some stuff about myself. I am rather short when putting cupboards together, I am adept at reading the “instructions” which come with Ikea flat pack furniture and I really rather enjoy doing that kind of work.
If that was it for the week, then it would have been busy but manageable. We also completed the sale of our old house and the purchase of the one we have been living in for 3 months or so. Everyone knows that selling houses is one of the most stressful things you can do, and so we were on tenterhooks all day on Thursday just waiting to hear if the completion had gone through successfully. I am pleased to tell you, yes… it did! So we are now officially owners of our detatched 1920s 4 bedroomed house with a garage and a HUGE garden. I can really start to get the house the way I want it to be now. I am so excited about it. I have plans almost as big as the house itself, and it all needs to be done on a budget. Watch this space people, watch this space!
And yet still… that wasn’t it for the week. Oh no. It was also the week we attended our Adoption Panel. Long time readers of this blog will know that this has been something we have been working towards for some time, and the day finally came. Needless to say, I was nervous as a kitten and had spent a good few days beforehand more or less convincing myself that the answer was going to be no… as part of my sort of coping mechanism if indeed the answer was in the negative. I am pleased to say… it was resoundingly positive.
Huge sighs of relief all around, I can tell you. So, at sometime in the future, my husband and I are going to be parents. Goodness only knows when that will be… but we have just cleared one of the biggest obstacles in our way.
And now… I need a lie down and to try and come off the adrenalin high that sustained me through the whole of last week. Oh… and I also need to go into battle with Utility companies on behalf of my Mum. But that is another post entirely.