Friday, 11 July 2014

Moving House Next Week And A Stick Insect

What a crazy few weeks we have just had....never again! We found a house, we were buying a house,  and it all fell through on Monday, yes this Monday just gone.

So I had a mad day finding somewhere to rent, luckily a great house came up where the landlord was happy to accept four cats and we move in next Thursday.

Did I say never again?.....well I'll say it once more, never never again am I moving house once we find our next home.

I'm not normally given to bursting into tears (unless it's an injured animal) during the normal pressures that life brings, but Monday was without a doubt an exceptional day and I cried twice. 

I've had to say sorry to Karen at Whites Removals when I cried over the phone as she told me next Fridays previously free moving us in date was gone...I sobbed so hard on the phone I could hardly say my telephone number back to her. The next time was on the phone to my poor husband who was at work and having a bad day himself.

Never mind all sorted now, our rental is lovely and Whites Removals sorted it out by bringing our schedule forward one day, so they arrive on Tuesday to start packing and move us in on Thursday.

I have had absolutely no time to do anything nice, however for the first time ever in the midst of all my chaos, a stick insect decided to make an appearance on the front wall of my house. So everything stopped to find my camera, take a few snaps and download it.....so here it is!


I hope you are all well. I'm sorry I've had no time to reply to your last kind comments or catch up on your lovely blog posts. We are both looking forward to moving in to our rental next week, picking up the cats from the cattery the following week and having a well earned rest.

I'm not sure how co-ordinated our phone and broadband supplier will be and if it'll all go according to plan (we are supposed to be up and running on Friday 18th July with super fast fibre), so there may be a delay before I can start blogging again. 

Hopefully in about two weeks time I'll have found the camera, the laptop, all the wires and plugs and be back to normal.

Bye for now
SeagullSuzie

23 comments:

  1. Well many congratulations in finding a new abode in such a short space of time and hope that the move goes well.

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    1. Thank you Mel. Having a little rest now, the calm before the storm as the removal company arrive tomorrow!

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  2. Hope the move goes well and everything is OK. Sticky the stick insect looks happy!
    Where will you be moving to?
    Julie xxxxxxxxx

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    1. Hi Julie, many thanks, we are moving to Ogwell which is at Newton Abbot. It's close to hubbys work but we would've liked to stay in Brixham but there were no pet friendly rentals. The stick insect was a very exciting find for me.

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  3. Thank goodness you've found somewhere, for the short term at least and you can take a breather for a bit. Superfast broadband eh. Better than the tin cans and string we have to use here.
    Good luck with the move x

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    1. We have been so lucky really, I must have somehow known because I went to look at rentals the previous week....just in case. I was so relieved when I phoned and it was still available.
      I didn't want to pay the extra for fibre but had no choice as I work from home...I'm sure it'll be fun.

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  4. Good luck Suzie - they say that moving house is one of the most stressful things we do in life, so don't feel bad about a few tears which help to relieve the tension a bit for you.
    Next time we hear from you, hopefully you will be settled into your new rental home.

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    1. Many thanks. I hope to get out and about with the camera in the new area. It's inland and more woods and countryside and very near my favourite town Totnes.

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  5. Sometimes a good cry is just what the doctor ordered. It's a great release of pent up emotion and you certainly deserved to let go after what you've been having to deal with. I've shed quite a few tears when moving, it can be all so very stressful. I hope there is nothing but smooth sailing from here on in and if you should shed a few more tears, let them roll as this too will pass :)

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, I am really such a steady person but the stress of Monday just got to me. I even managed to put the cats into the cattery today without crying, so hopefully with a few good nights sleep I'll be feeling much better.

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  6. I am so sorry that the house you were hoping to buy fell through at the last minute. No wonder you cried I would have done the same. I'm pleased though that you have found somewhere to move to for the short term. Moving house sounds the most stressful thing imaginable :( Good Luck with the move and I hope you get settled very quickly and have a bit more time for blogging eventually. Love the Stick Insect by the way - we keep some Pink Winged ones as "pets"!

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    1. Oh your stick insects sound lovely. I know nothing about them and was amazed to see it on the wall. There must be lots here, but I'm sure they are well hidden. Looking forward to moving in and having a rest.

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  7. So relieved you sorted out the house and I really hope everything starts to calm down for you now. Love the little stick insect too xx

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    1. Many thanks CT. Hope to catch up with your posts soon, we are supposed to be back up and online on Friday. I'm hoping to get some sleep now, but have pulled a muscle in my shoulder and it's agony at night especially. Never mind it'll soon be over, we'll pick up the cats and settle down for at least 6 months.

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  8. I am so sorry to read this. I am glad that you and the cats have found somewhere to rent in the meantime, and at least the sale is going through. Sorry, not sure what else to say, I am devastated for you though and am sending you a massive hug and lots and lots of love. Sometimes things are not meant to be I know, but I wish that this has been meant to be for you as I know just how very much you want to find your new home and to be settled. Lots and lots of love and hugs. xxxxxxxx (((((((((((((((((((((((((HUG HUG HUG HUG HUG)))))))))))))))))))))))))))

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    1. Oh thank you for the big hug Amy. Just one of those things that happen and we were so lucky to have the rental lined up and still available. Renting is very stressful too. You have to apply, be chosen by the landlord, meet the criteria, have huge sums of money for deposits etc, I was so anxious thinking someone might beat me to it.
      We'll be off line for a few days, then a bit of unpacking, preparing for the cats return and then we can have a rest!

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  9. Thank goodness you've found somewhere nice and cat friendly. What a relief. I'm a great believer in crying and do so a lot. Probably did you a lot of good and, I know it's a cliche, but the house you do get in the end will be better than the one you lost; it just wasn't meant to be. X

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    1. Thank you Em. Looking forward to being closer to Totnes, but I'm sure we'll miss the sea and the seagulls. I feel very sorry for all those people looking for rentals with pets, they don't come up that often and are not always in the right place, then lots of people apply.
      I'm sure we will find a lovely place to buy eventually!

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  10. M has looked up your stick insect and says it is an Unarmed Stick Insect which has aperently become naturalised in the SW. You can report it at phasmid-study-group.org .

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    1. Oh thank you. I'll report it-very exciting.

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  11. Good luck with your move, will look forward to your next report when you are hopefully a little less stressed!! I wonder if that is Whites from Plymouth? They were excellent when we moved my Step-mother up here, the ladies in the office and the removal men were all amazing and had patience of Saints!!!!

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    1. Many thanks. Yes its Whites from Plymouth. We have moved with Whites twice before and they have always been great. I'll be out and about with my camera in Totnes and hopefully Dartmoor too so will keep posting.
      I'm going to miss my herring gulls though, they are in mid chick minding at the moment and we have the usual wing flapping and first flights going on all around us. I have a huge bruise and a cut from a black backed gull chick that me and my neighbour rescued off the road on Sunday. What a feisty beast it was, the herring gulls have never injured me, but this one was so big, strong and snappy...ouch!

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  12. Very much good luck with your move and I do hope things get settled for you very soon. You'll need a holiday after all of this. Good luck again and I look forward to seeing your blog and hearing your tales when you are a little more sorted! Hugs Suzy xx

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