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23 June 2015 @ 10:38 pm
Home Sweet Home  

The movers called at 10 and said they were running about half an hour late. They arrived and began work at half ten, worked with admirable and somewhat depressing speed (it took them SO LITTLE time to pack up a giant room full of book boxes that had taken me weeks to fill), threw the last things we hadn’t quite managed to get into boxes, into boxes, got everything including the trees and the barbeque into the truck, and hied themselves off to Drogheda where they got lost trying to find the house.

Even so, I wasn’t able to get in and take pictures of the empty rooms before they got there, so I’ll have to wait until things are unpacked to start taking pictures for showing-off purposes. :)

Well, mostly:


There was no way for the poor movers to pull the truck up to the house, so they had to bring all the boxes down the 40″ walkway and into the house, which, as they said, added an hour, easy, to the total time it took them. Still, they were done in 6 hours flat.

The landlady, who has only just moved out, left us a generous home-cooked meal of salmon and potatoes and carrots and broccoli in the freezer, and a rhubarb pie and ice cream to go with it. Was that not just the most incredibly kind thing?!

We walked into town, not entirely intentionally, for dinner, and found a rather decent Italian place (which was nice, because I’d been really wanting to go out for a decent Italian meal!), and the waitress, who had boys of 5 and 7, brought Young Indiana out to the restaurant’s back terrace to show him the 4-day-old baby pigeons who’d been born there.

So those are nice ways to start off in a new town. :)

Thus far I think we’ve unpacked two boxes and I have ascertained that none of our bookcases are suitable for the living room space available to them. That’s okay (?) because we needed more anyway…

This picture was taken from approximately the middle of the back garden; there’s as much space behind me as there was in front. (Also it’s not crooked, that was just the photographer’s exhausted tilt…)


“We could hold a party for a hundred in this place,” Ted said, “Not that I want to.” Pause. “Well…”

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

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Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on June 23rd, 2015 09:49 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on your new haus! It looks amazing. (And leaving you the food was so sweet.)

I hope you are very, very happy there.
Alix (Tersa): Castle - Teatimetersa on June 23rd, 2015 10:23 pm (UTC)
I think them leaving you a meal is one of the kindest, most thoughtful things ever. After a day of moving, no one wants to cook, so here, we'll make sure you're fed. My heart grew three sizes reading about that. <3 <3 <3
Geek of Weird Shit: sensualgows on June 24th, 2015 01:28 am (UTC)
Me too. <3 <3 <3
Min: Leverage/Yipppeeee!phantomminuet on June 23rd, 2015 10:33 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on your new home.
dancinghorse: kolbrainbowdancinghorse on June 23rd, 2015 10:39 pm (UTC)
Happy new manor house! What a lovely thing for your landlady to do. May it be an omen for a long and happy life in this house.
Ellen Millionellenmillion on June 24th, 2015 12:29 am (UTC)
Geek of Weird Shit: statlerwaldorfgows on June 24th, 2015 01:29 am (UTC)
martianmooncrabmartianmooncrab on June 24th, 2015 07:10 am (UTC)
TedCon, since he mentioned the guest cap...
Mary Annepers1stence on June 24th, 2015 12:37 am (UTC)
Wait, they were within thirty minutes of -on time-?!?!
hegemony hedgehogagrimony on June 24th, 2015 02:23 am (UTC)
Nathaliespacedlaw on June 24th, 2015 08:12 am (UTC)


Looks lovely. What is it like inside?

Edited at 2015-06-24 08:12 am (UTC)
kitmizkit on June 26th, 2015 04:15 pm (UTC)
A mess. :p
Kari Sperringla_marquise_de_ on June 24th, 2015 11:00 am (UTC)
Happy new home!
Movers do this all day everyday and to them it's just stuff. To you it's memories: that's part of why it takes us so long to compress it, and them so little time to lift and carry, seriously.
The landlady sounds lovely!
coraline73 on June 24th, 2015 05:12 pm (UTC)
It looks lovely! And your landlady sounds great.
peadarogpeadarog on June 24th, 2015 05:55 pm (UTC)
It still looks gorgeous! I had no idea it was in Drogheda, but that's not a bad little town at all.
pgwfolcpgwfolc on June 24th, 2015 06:16 pm (UTC)
Welcome home! Congrats!

Can I name the house Magic & Manors?
kitmizkit on June 26th, 2015 04:16 pm (UTC)
Fighting Crime with a Giant Dandelion Since 2013: Libellula juliapameladean on June 24th, 2015 08:08 pm (UTC)
Yay, you're in!

May you and the house have a very long and happy association.

irishkateirishkate on June 26th, 2015 11:07 pm (UTC)
All actually sounds pretty good