Am at work and not dead, so things could be said to be going OK. Not having any fun, mind you, but I'm sure I'll cope.
The flat's looking good, and I'm beginning to get used to being there. We threw out HUGE piles of boxes last night, so it feels a lot nicer and like a home. Next I need to unpack rocks and ornaments and stuff. I've unpacked all my books and vinyl and CDs, but they're all still in pretty much random order, so one rainy day I'll have to sort them out. Rachael managed to move and unpack all in one afternoon, which astounds me.
I have to go into a meeting now. Bah!
It's the end of an era. And I don't mean Buffy. Whatever...
By a minor miracle I have worked out how to fit my furniture into my new room. Probably. Since it is a room of Lovecraftian dimensions we'll really have to wait and see.
Tonight is takeaway pizza night as soon we will have packed all the cutlery and crockery. This is OK as it's traditional, and house moving would be incomplete without it. Paul and Sandy are busy being butch taking Sandy's loft bed apart. Being an Ikea masterpiece with barely a surplus piece of wood in it, this entails more dismantling than we'd really like - I only hope it can be put back up...
Who wants a domain name? bisexy.org.uk is expiring and I don't want it anymore - can anyone offer it a good home before it gets grabbed by bad pornographers?
Almost everything is packed in my room except this computer, which will have to be dismantled soon. After that I will be offline probably until I'm back at work on Friday, and I don't know how long it will take to get home access going again. Wish me luck...
Got a telling off for being so late this morning, so I'd better do some stuff. One quick question first, though - can anyone out there in LJ land recommend a good Webmail provider that won't spam me to death? (unlikely, I know) I may be off line at home for a while after moving, and it would be nice to have a temporary address...
Have booked remover, and boxes arrive tonight.
I want to go home so I can look at my nice new flat, and buy paint and stuff. It's too sunny to be stuck in here (especially since the database is broken *stares pointedly at Alex*).
It is, of course, utterly pointless to look at paint colours online, especially from a Mac. Silly rabbit.
And once again I have Good Hair! Go me! (Must remember to get a cap of some kind to keep paint out of it.)
Another teeny tiny request. Has anyone got a small telly that I can borrow for the evenings of 12 and 19th June. Since Telewest are charging us for the next month (bastards), I could take advantage of that and go back to mir with TV and video and capture Buffy and Angel that way...
Well the stress is back but at least it's different stress - further advanced stress, with an end even, possibly, in sight.
Current wallpaper related thoughts are to try painting over it before starting to strip paper, which would make it possible to change our minds. Even very finickity sticking of existing paper would be less time consuming that stripping. That would mean buying paint and glue on Friday night and getting a lot of little helpers to come round over the weekend. If you want to come and hold a paintbrush for a bit and get a sneak preview of the new flat, let me know. Jen from work says she'll do some. Go on, it will be fun! (And even if you don't help much, we'd like company).
It now looks like we'll be doing the actual move on Wednesday, which is the only day anyone has free. The removers are incredibly expensive, though not as much as the first quote we got. I have finally managed to tell Telewest to cut us off, and slowly things are managing to proceed. And tonight I get my hair dyed, which should act as some essential time out. I just wish work wasn't being stress now as well, but then it always is.