As I said, I have had to harden my heart and be RUTHLESS with my books. Tam has helped by saying that other people would be able to enjoy them now, and a charity is benefitting. It was not my first choice of charity, but hey ho, needs must. Keith has shed a good boxful too, so we have made good progress.
View across to Black Mountain from a recent walk.
Of course, we had the news on the expected Welsh Lockdown, which now starts on Friday evening. I managed to quickly get another Tip run booked, and we will sort out the stuff for that tomorrow. We also need to phone the charity shop we donated to last week, and confirm it is still OK to bring more stuff this week. We need to Get Rid!
Yesterday we picked as many pears as we could reach, and the bird-pecked ones will have to be cooked up. I shall share a few (more!) with our friend up the lane. I am trying not to look at the ever increasing pile of windfall apples . . .
So much to organize. We will have to ask the Removal Company to let us have boxes early as we are packing now and lost 15 good boxes for books today when we dropped them off. There will have to be some juggling of boxes with Tam's stuff going into bigger boxes and we having the suitable-for-books boxes to utilise.
I don't know the impact of the Welsh Lockdown on the housing market, eg. searches and the like, but I am sure that viewings won't be allowed and that Estate Agents will close because they are considered non-essential. We have paid for searches to be done, but hope there is no delay on those due to Council offices being shut - I think many Council employees are still working from home anyway. Let's hope the Lockdown is sufficient to stop the spread of the virus but Christmas will be looking very iffy. We have already said it won't really be happening for us as a family - D and G will celebrate together if poss, and us 3 together - hopefully in our new home.
Keep safe everyone.
Moving house is complicated enough without throwing lockdown in the mix too. I do hope that it will not stop the process.ReplyDelete
We are hoping that it won't mean hold ups too SM.Delete
I do hope you are in your new home for Christmas .ReplyDelete
Wish I could have a fish through your book boxes!!
So do we, though it won't be Christmas as we normally celebrate it.Delete
Just as well you don't live closer or you might end up with half my books!
I think you are doing brilliantly on the 'ruthless' stakes! Not easy to organise this in a pandemic and lockdown - but you are crushing it!ReplyDelete
I am trying not too look too closely at the books I am putting in boxes. Doing my best JP.Delete