Posts Tagged ‘moving house’

Haven’t we done this all before?

December 11, 2011

Yup, you’ve seen us do the packing, cleaning and moving routine here, here and here in the last 9 months.  Mum says I’m getting better at it and more helpful with each time.  This is what I did to help Mum and Papi with the last of the packing today:

I helped Papi roll up the rug.

I liberated some friends from their box so they could help too.

I checked all my blocks were in their bucket so we didn't leave any behind.

It was a good thing I checked because there were a few hiding under the bed!

I thought I'd try to ride my horsey all the way to the new house which saves on specialised transportation.

But my most important task of today was to provide entertainment for the packing crew of two.

Appliances

June 10, 2011

The majority of our electrical appliances we brought over from Australia don’t work here.  The bedside clock doesn’t keep time, the toaster and kettle are so slow it takes over half an hour to make toast and tea and the microwave doesn’t go at all.  Apparently it’s because of the difference in voltages between the two countries.  So today we did a bit of replacement shopping and had reheated food for dinner.

Papi showing me how to use the microwave so I can heat up my own milk.

 

The big table project

May 29, 2011

In the middle of the unpacking and sorting we’ve embarked on a family project.  What’s a little more mess?  We’re turning our old, tired looking outdoor table into a shiny, new dining room table.  Mum and Papi have been taking turns all weekend to sand off the peeling varnish.  I choose the new colour from the Home Depot but you’ll have to wait to see what that is!

A before shot.

Papi's turn at the sanding.

Stay tuned for a look at the finished product!

Reunited

May 27, 2011

Unpacking is fun.  I’ve been reunited with some of my favourite things.

Mum put the batteries back into Daniella and I was away and rocking!

It was great to play with my coloured blocks again.

And a big kiss and cuddle for Roberto.

Now we just have to get reunited with the internet!  We’re in the supermarket cafe today.  The connection is slooooooow.  Fortunately the bagels, cream cheese and tea are delicious!

Moved!

May 25, 2011

We’re not completely unpacked and the house should be declared a disaster area, but we have officially moved into our new home.

The truck is here!

It was my job to check off the box numbers as they came into the house.

and direct the unloaders which rooms the boxes should go in. We got most of them right.

Then for the unpacking. We haven't finished that part yet.

We haven’t got ourselves connected yet either so this post is brought to you from a local cafe with free wi-fi.  We might be having a lot of coffee out this week!

Packing and cleaning AGAIN!

May 22, 2011

I’ve lost count of how any times we’ve spent the day packing and cleaning over the last few months but tomorrow we’re finished with living out of a suitcase in temporary accommodation and moving into our new home.  Yipeeee!