This week was pretty much last week repeated! Here at home I have been using up things from the freezer and packing up.
We did a lot of moving. Andy hired a truck and we stacked that with the bulk of our things and headed off to the farm house. The best days are the ones at the farm!
Chloe and Luke helped us unload. Builders at the house also saw we had heavy things and they helped too! It was wonderful!
We had our bed, BBQ, generators and all sorts. The best thing was we slept our first night!
First we went through the house to see how things are looking! And they were looking good!
Andy has a large office with a wall of windows. He loves it.
Our bedroom has a wall of built in cupboards then an area like a large dressing table. My biggest mirror which was my Nan's fitted perfectly. So that was it's obvious home.
I chose a craft room. It has a similar unit with space for a chair to be my desk or my sewing table.
I want to make myself a huge inspiration board on that wall!
It was very exciting as we have two new air conditioners. Hot summers are already on my mind with spring coming. And a new combustion fire was installed in the lounge room. This will heat the house, burn our wood and I will have my dutch oven and kettle sitting on here through out winters!
My new fridge went in too. I picked it for rows of shelves to set up my containers to keep fruit and veggies fresh in. I wanted to take a photo but could only find a few of my containers!
But next week we will be doing our first shop and stock up as we will be moving! So I will show you how it looks then!
The bottom of the fridge is a freezer with drawers.
So this was all exciting!
I had packed a picnic type dinner. After a long day we sat on the deck and looked at the view and had our first meal. When we travel I generally have a kind of picnic tea.
This provided lunch the next day and snacks since. So easy but really nice.
We enjoyed the quiet, the birds.
We did a lot of unpacking, set up the bed, worked through a lot of lists. Next trip I need to clean that oven, do windows, set up the laundry... well the list has a couple of hundred things on it!
To my amazement we got the internet working! Next we need to figure out TV. But Chloe helped and with a booster we could get the internet. This is no small thing... it took Chloe months to get the internet!
We had some savings. I would say hiring a truck, packing ourselves, moving ourselves etc is a saving. We have made the most of many things at the house rather than replace them i.e. the kitchen cupboards and natural floors etc. One current one is the cupboard and drawer knobs.... I counted we need 94! 94 x anything is a lot and I found most knobs have been around $5. Even on Ebay I was surprised by their cost. I settled to buy new ones for the kitchen and recycle the rest. Some just needed a clean like these old ones with little flowers...
I have brought a heap home to paint. I just need to take them from creamy to white.
It was so nice sleeping at the farm! It was so quiet. So peaceful. It felt like home.
For the next few days we are back in the city, focusing on getting this house ready to sell and aim to hand over the keys by the end of next week. So now it is the last packing, last cleaning... it is a lot!
At the farm I felt so excited! But last night I felt so daunted! There is so much to do here! I think I was definitely over tired and headachy when I went to bed.
I am glad to write my Friday post. It helps me see how much we have achieved and how far we have come... also how close we are to moving!! It also helps me let everyone know what we have been doing so that you do not think I am a bad friend who never writes!
I got a letter from Laine. She said the most beautiful thing. She said "I read about your Dad in Proverbs today. A wise man leaves an inheritance for his children's children. I thought of your Dad and your move to the farm, so happy for your family." I thought this was just the nicest thing to say.
It is so true that we are working to provide for our families and to help those still to come. The work we do now affects the generations. There is a bigger picture!
I need to grocery shop, get to Kmart and IKEA for some shelving and odds and ends that we need. I want to go see the girls! Then I just need to get bits and pieces that are left packed up, tidied and clean. I hope over the weekend I get all that done!
How was your week? How did you get ahead, build up your home, pantry, emergency supplies?
Do you notice how the things you do consistency really add up? A week can be a long time and make a world of difference too!
Have a lovely weekend! xxx