Monday 7th to Friday 11th November
I think this week was mainly spent on trying to organise things and settling into the new house.
On Monday I was at home sorting and then when I had finished work on both Tuesday and Wednesday my time was pretty much spent in the same way!
On Wednesday evening we finally cleared the last two things that had been left in our old house. Gary took down the wardrobe as he now had a use for it and I had managed to sell the dishwasher, so a man was coming to collect it 😀
On Thursday I went off to the John Radcliffe hospital to volunteer. They told me that the usual man I visit every week wasn’t going to be there. It hadn’t been confirmed but they thought that he had got a call for a transplant. Yay! (About time too, he has been waiting for four years 😖) I was really pleased to hear this but I was also worried, I really wanted to know how he was …
It was good to go out for a walk later. I haven’t been able to go for a couple of weeks, I didn’t have the spare time to fit it in the week before the house move and then last week a couple of the others had a meeting to attend.
When I got in from work on Friday I decided to ring the hospital where my ‘hospital friend’ was as I really wanted to know how he was doing. They couldn’t tell me much over the phone as I am obviously not family but at least I knew he was there and he was ‘ok’.
I think we are all starting to feel a tiny bit more used to being in this house now and realising that we are here to stay for a while (well hopefully anyway 😫). I think we have all worked out how much earlier we need to leave the house for our walks to work as we live a bit further from the town now. It’s the simple things like that which you don’t really think about, they all need to be fitted in to your new routine to make you feel more settled (or maybe that’s just me 😏)
It’s still hard work now everyone has gone back to their jobs but at least we’re in! The ‘normal’ jobs like shopping, washing the clothes, washing the dishes etc still all need to be done alongside the unpacking, the sorting of ‘paperwork’, changing addresses everywhere, re-organising the utilities (normally very long difficult phone calls), changing direct debits, the list goes on, and of course still needing to find a bit of time for my blog!