Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Trying hard to be cool about it all

Waiting.... grumbling....

Will this house ever have its survey carried out? Only then - well, actually, only after the survey report has been received and accepted by doctor-in-a-hurry-with-the-slowest-mortgage-provider-in-the-world, will I feel confident about the entire house-moving carry on.


We are living in cardboard box land; removers' boxes with some other family's labelling: towels, clipper set. We don't have a clipper set, but we do have an awful lot of linen. And china. And fabric. And books. And cat beds. And attitude from the cats.



Millie sits above the front door a lot.


Lottie follows me everywhere.


As do the boxes.

It's not pleasant, living like this, half-packed, preparing to go, yet without a time frame for any of it. The house looks terrible; messy, chaotic, disorganised, like my thoughts. I veer from my usual mantra: "All will be well" to stabbing anxiety: "What if it doesn't work out?"

A small scream sounds in my head from time to time, and is fed with chocolate; it won't do to put weight on now - my roomier clothes are in those boxes.


Must try harder.

12 comments:

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

oh...i have been here so many times....so very many times....
so good to see you at farmhouse today

i did a post a while ago about the dilly bread but will have to do another one...it's a BIG HIT around here...

my kittys whiskey sour and dande and pixiegirl all say HI too :-)

kary , teddy and her kittys

the veg artist said...

You'd think the suveryors would be glad to have something to do, wouldn't you?
Stressful times justify the best possible chocolate - it's the law!

jabblog said...

It is very unsettling, particularly for the animals.
Chin up, keep smiling - at least you're not moving into army quarters ;-)

Dan said...

Well, we have been told 4 - 6 weeks to completion for a remortgage (without the need for a survey). Maybe try to think of what lies ahead...?
Dan
-x-

Poshyarns said...

Oh I do sympathise, I know very well how this part goes. Keep taking plenty of deep breaths and learn to love minimalist living.

Annie (Lady M) x said...

Hey, do you know what? Why don't you stop packing, and give yourself an official holiday until the contracts are exchanged? It's not going to slow things down and you will feel a lot happier!

BumbleVee said...

learn? ...forget that .......that's me too...I want it NOW... whatever the IT of the moment is.

It all reminds me of a Seinfeld episode... where George's dad is supposed to say "serenity now" and do some breathing, etc..... whenever he gets angry or upset.... to try to calm him and help his blood pressure or something. But...then some little thing goes wrong at a store checkout and he yells at the top of his lungs... "SERENITY NOW!!" ... not what he was supposed to be doing, but exactly what I feel like some days..... especially at the grocery checkout....

mountainear said...

Slow down - eat that chocolate. Nervous energy and frantic packing will wear off the calories. To say nothing of carrying boxes up and down stairs. Trust me.

I hope you label your boxes as interestingly.

Rattling On said...

I've never heard of being given pre-used boxes, I knew they're always recycled but didn't know it was like this. MrH wouldn't be happy with the idea, he likes to know where everything has been.
We've moved a lot and the old dog hates the sight of a suitcase!

frayedattheedge said...

Just get someone else to buy the chocolate - then the calories belong to them not you!!

annie hoff said...

Oh,this post brings back so many memories! You live in a house that is no longer a home - and wait. Every phone call, every letter. Anxiety and doubt and a feeling of not being in control. But it does get better and your move will happen. And however you label your boxes, you will still be surprised when you open them again!

judy in ky said...

Poor Lottie looks a bit unnerved by the whole thing...

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