Sunday, December 09, 2012

The Plan.



The Plan: 

Today: pack all the things, say goodbye to all the family. 

Tomorrow: clean the whole house

Tuesday: Widdle and Puke and I get on a plane to London, Nye's brother gets off a plane from London. He and Nye pack the house into a hire van, hoping it all fits. Nye's brother's girlfriend (my sister-not-in-law? Maybe we'll just call her 'Mary'), meets us at the airport. We go and pick up the keys for OUR NEW HOUSE then go and stay the night with Mary. Nye and his brother drive for more or less 12 hours through the night with all of the things in the van that may or may not be big enough.

Wednesday: we move all of the things into OUR NEW HOUSE.

Thursday: cry a lot because a) there's all the mess, b) I can't find the coffee pot, c) we finally live in OUR NEW HOUSE. 

Friday: Nye gets on a plane back to Inverness, picks up our car and comes back to The Bat Cave Cottage to get all of the plants and other things that wouldn't fit in the hire van. Then he drives to Glasgow to stay the night with Sophie.

Saturday: Nye drives from Glasgow to London with the plants. 

Sunday: we all live in OUR NEW HOUSE. IN LONDON. 

The end. 


image by Gemma Correll

19 comments:

  1. Sounds like a plan indeed!

    Put the coffee pot in your toiletries bag... with all the essentials!

    good luck and congratulations! x

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  2. I got excited when i thought for a minute you had nicknamed my house the bat cave! Good luck! I'm keeping all my fingers and toes crossed for you xxxx

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    1. Change the first letter and you get your house's nickname!

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  3. I think you'll have to leave the coffee pot for poor Nye! Hope it all goes well. (Does this mean I can now fly into London instead of Glasgow?!! )

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  4. Good luck! I hope the plan goes to plan.

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  5. A hundred million kisses and good luck. Perhaps you need a spiffy new tote bag full of small wrapped presents - the girls get to unwrap a new one every 15 minutes they go without fighting. You get the shiny one when you arrive:).

    Bribery. A long and honorable parenting tradition for the hard bits. xoxoxoxoxox.

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    1. I don't think they're ready for bribery, sadly. They have no concept of 'in the future'. Or rather, they do they just don't have any patience.

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  6. Fingers crossed for you all -- it'll be fine, and this time next week you'll LIVE IN LONDON! Especial good luck to Nye for all the driving. "Nice and wide on the corners" with the van (this is a refrain from a friend's memorable house move between Glasgow and the Midlands, which involved the van being 'arrested' for being overloaded. This won't happen to you.)

    Xx

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    1. Oh lord. If they get arrested that's their problem, I'll be in London by that point!

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  7. Exciting and stressful times. I hope everything goes smoothly for you! Congrats on the house! :)

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  8. I am so happy and so excited for you. Be sure to bring some cake and cookies for Thursday. I totally understand you, I tend to be a crying mess on transition situations. This is going to be so much fun. And London will be an even nicer place with you and your family there.

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  9. Oh Yay Cara. Looking forward to joining you on this adventure. Lots of love Una and Eilidh x

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  10. Good plan. Hope Nye has a good road trip play list or a mix CD to get him through the long hours on the road :) Exciting new chapter indeed, so thrilled for you all. Roll on Sunday! x

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  11. it's actually happening! You guys are doing it! Yayay

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  12. I hope the move goes as smoothly as possible! So excited for you guys.

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  13. Good luck with the move!

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  14. PLAN! LONDON! NOW!

    I hope the flight goes smoothly and most of the things fit in the van.

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play nice.