Well, I was obviously a bit premature with one of my previous posts about resuming normal service! From the relative calm of getting everything into some kind of order after the big move, we then descended into absolute chaos. First it was five days of the painter, and that wasn't even every single room (but most of them), then he was followed the next week by the carpet fitter - again not every room as some are laminated, thankfully. But it did involve shifting furniture and clothes twice more.
To say we were exhausted and floundering between rooms is an understatement but husband kept assuring me it would be worth getting it all done at once. I seem to remember that happening many years ago in our previous house when we had an extension built, new kitchen and bathroom and new windows all happening at the same time. I didn't like it then and still can't stand all the disruption. I was going to say the only room not disrupted was my lovely study but it became one of the dumping rooms and I could hardly get near the computer.
Anyway, husband was right and we're on the final stretch (I hope) with the new bed coming this week. Can't believe all the little things we need though, plus some other small jobs to be done, then it will be the garden... It's partly because we had held off renewing things long before we moved so now have to renew lots of it all at once. Then there was my new desktop computer (after years of husband's old laptop) - thought that would be straightforward but ran into one problem after another, most of which are now sorted, hopefully.
As if that wasn't enough, our d-in-law had some very bad family news in the midst of it all. So glad we've moved nearer now, which was the whole idea, as it's been an absolute pleasure seeing more of our lovely wee granddaughter and being of help when needed. Yesterday, we managed to have a great family morning out together when they introduced us to pretty Cramond. We'll definitely be back there as there's a good beach, and a causeway to walk across to the small island at low tide. Saw a few other places on the way home that we'll start exploring.
My only regret is that I didn't manage to meet up with blogging friend Patsy this time as it was right in the middle of our worst week, but I'm sure there will be a next time!