The Move Final

By Gabs
@gabs8513 (48715)
United Kingdom
February 11, 2007 7:01am CST
Ok so no bolts and when I ask him where he has left them, he says, they are still in the Bedroom at Home. Ok nothing can be done apart from another Cup of Tea, as I have no coffee and only one Cup, the Box with all the other Cups and Coffee are one of the Boxes that would not fit in. The Girls are unloading the Van and having a great Time, I have given my Son another Tablet and he seems to feel a bit better. He seems to think when he wants to keep the Girls quiet and occupied he will get them to move Furniture, they both tell him to get lost,lol. I see my Son is picking up a bit,as he is whinding the Girls up. Ok everything in, apart from Settee, to heavy and bulky for the Girls. My Son says give me a few Minutes. It is 8.30 and I am still waiting for my Friends to arrive, I try to ring them but can't get hold of them, I hope they are ok. My Son and his Fiancee go out to get the Settee, my Daughter has fallen asleep, which does not suprise me, the poor Kid had been working Nights the Night before and she had been awake 24 hours, poor Girl, she did great. I hear my Son and his Fiancee arguing, great here we go, loose temper time. I go out and I have to laugh, I know I shouldn't but it was funny, my Son is telling her to push and she is shouting she can't push more as it stuck. And there she is with her full Body Weight against the Settee and my Son is just standing there looking at her puzzled,why, well like me she is only small,petite and not a lot of Strength and he is trying to figure out what she is doing. When I start laughing, she looks around, notices Son is only looking at her, storms of and tells him to do it himself. Son asks her what she was trying to do, her Sarcastic reply- I was going to bl...y sleep, what do you think I was doing. Ok Settee out the Van, but.............. It doesn't FIT THROUGH THE BACK DOOR, I give up. I go in the Living room,as not to scream and then Miracle, my lovely Friends arrive just as Son is checking if it will go through the Front Door. Son's Fiancee is relieved from the Torture lol and Son and Friend get the Settee in through the front Door. Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I am in. Then She's Partner puts Washing machine in while we sit and chat. My Son looks a bit better and he says they better set of as he is worried that the Van might not make it. I tell them to stop every Hour and to ring me, then the Tears fall, even my Boy had tears in his eyes when he gives me a big Hug. They leave, Daughter is still asleep, she is stopping till Sunday, then I will be taking her back and squeeze everything in my Car that was left behind. I was so grateful that lovely She and her Partner where still with me and stopped for a while. We sit and chat. Son and Fiancee ring me every hour like promised and then finally at 3 am I get the Call "Mum, we are Home Safe." Now I can go to sleep in Peace. So there you go everyone thats it My poor Dog did not travel to well, the trip back up North was easier I knew where I was going. When I left on Monday with the Car full up, my Girl cried really hard and I cried, I nearly moved everything back up there, lol. Now I think everyone is getting used to it. I love my new Place and the Air down here is great for me Thank you everyone for your Love, Support and thoughts for me and my Children, Thank you She and Partner for all the help and Friendship, for physically being here with me and helping through the hard bit, saying bye to my Boy. It is hard realising your Kids have grown up, it really is. THANK YOU
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18 responses
• United States
11 Feb 07
Well - in part 2, someone mentioned the idea of just putting the mattress on the floor. Look at it on the bright side. If you had the bed fully assembled, & put the mattress on it, & you don't watch out for the edge of the bed while sleeping, the floor won't be as much of a rude awakening. Whatever did happen to the screws Misplaced? Or just that no one wanted to be bothered driving back to go get 'em?
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
Krazy I moved 3 1/2 hours away from my old Home, so I do not think any of us was going to drive back after just being on the road 5 hours just for the Bolts, I got them when I took my Daughter back at the weekend, lol.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
Well - being that you did finally get those bolts & screws, it's now time for a new one called, "Settling in" where you need something & forgot where you packed it or something like that, or maybe your adventures in unpacking.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
12 Feb 07
Lol they will all be coming don't worry I am still trying to fight through these Mails though
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• United States
12 Feb 07
glad to hear that you are settling in. your kids are wonderful for helping you out as your daughter was up so long. the argument between your son and his fiance was a bit funny. i bet the dog is happy to be at a new home. now it's all over and you can rest easy. good luck and hope you like your new hope.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
sorry i meant *home* as the last word not hope again. lol..
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
12 Feb 07
Lol thanks Pebbles And I know what you ment,lol
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
11 Feb 07
Oh dear Gabs, you could not even have a cup of coffee, I am happy that your son started feeling a lot better, and your poor daughter working so hard without any sleep for 24 hours. I don't blame your son's financee as I would be telling him the same unfortunately, oh dear about this settee not fitting through the door, you poor girl Gabs, having such a dreadful time when trying to move. Boy this new home must be a long way from where you used to live, and I understand that you could not go to sleep until you knew everyone was safely back home. I am very happy that you love your new home. Yes I know how hard it can be when we realize that our children have their own lives and have grown up.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
I know lol but nothing ever goes smooth and this Move from start to finish didn't I moved 3 1/2 hours away
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@disvachic (10123)
• United States
25 Feb 07
I am glad your move went well for you. Your son made it home safe and I am assuming your daughter did to when she left.I see this was started 2 weeks ago,how are you and your children coping now. I can imagine how that was when saying goodbye.I know you probably moved for the best.How do you like your new environment??
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
25 Feb 07
I love living here and I love the Flat. We have got used to it now, I do still miss them but I would not leave here now. I love the Area. We talk on the Phone everyday and they know I am here if they need me. My Daughter still gets upset at times but she is getting better. She rings me before she goes to work and when she comes home and we chat.
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@disvachic (10123)
• United States
25 Feb 07
well thats good!! you all communicate everyday.They love you dearly.My children are small now 12,10 and 9 and i hope they continue to have that bond like you and yours and dont 4get dear me!! lol
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
25 Feb 07
Lololol yes we do have a strong bond and I am sure that you will to.
@Darkwing (21588)
11 Feb 07
Hoooraaaaaaaaay!!! At last, you made it through. I agree, it's terribly hard to part from your kids, especially when they're quite a distance away but I'm sure it won't be too long before you see them again Gabs, and as you say, you're better off healthwise in your new home, with your lovely friends around you. It surely was so good of them to stay and chat with you whilst you got over your son's leaving and to help you unwind after a frustrating day. Things will improve now from day to day, my friend and I don't think you'll regret moving. Your kids will love to visit you, and you'll be able to look back on that disastrous moving day and laugh about it. Keep smiling, and brightest blessings. :-)
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
I know Darkwing, all I need now is to get rid of this awful Lunginfection and I will be fine lol, but it is getting better.
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@Darkwing (21588)
11 Feb 07
Yes... and I wish I could help you. I'm going to check out on something and get back to you later, Gabs. Breathe in the country air... that will help no end, I'll bet. Stay well, my dear friend.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 07
Well I am a lot better to what I was Darkwing so the Air here is helping me
@petspets (476)
• Antarctica
12 Feb 07
It should be called The Amazing Move. How about getting it published in a magazine/newspaper and earn some thing out of it? lol. The short walks might do you good. :) Get well soon. Our children have to grow up and have their own space and it is tough on us parents. Hugs.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
12 Feb 07
Yes it is Pets and I think it is tough on the Kids to though, well it is on my Girl at the moment but she is getting better now.Hugs to you
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• United States
12 Feb 07
Somehow I have missed bits and parts. I am glad that you are moved and happy there. Things will all fall in place. Changes are stressful and hard. But, God will take care of you all, and things will be great. Blessings, M&M
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
12 Feb 07
Hi Margie You will catch up no doubt lol there are 3 parts to this
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Whew!! Well, at least that's over with now. Thank God for good friends and family to help out. I have a few more years before my kids are old enough to be on their own. When they do move out, I'm sure I will have to have a LOT of Kleenex on hand. lol I hope your little dog is doing better and I'm glad you're home safe and sound.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
12 Feb 07
Yes it is and all the other little Hicups will come in seperate Discussions,Kat, so I will be keeping you all busy, lol.
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@patootie (3593)
11 Feb 07
Goodness what an adventure .. that's a move you will never forget for certain .. I'm glad in the end everything came together properly and you got all your things moved safely .. but I bet you'll still be talking about the move next Christmas hahahaha I do hope you will find the area you are living in better for you .. we certainly don't want you planning another move for a good while now ..
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
hahahaha no chance I love the Area, and I can feel the breathing easier so I think I will be stopping in lovely Essex, lol
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• Australia
11 Feb 07
Well, Gabs that is another one to chalk up. You have moved and now you can look forward to different things. Life is a new adventure as you settle in, make new friends and cope with different situations. You will breathe more freely in fresher air and hopefully you will improve and have less pain. My closest family is a four hour drive away, while others are a 15 hour drive or a long flight to the other side of the country, and one is in England. How thankful I am for modern technology which allows us easy and reasonable conversation by phone and contact with email. Once you have everything the way you want it, I know you will enjoy your life there. God bless.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
I know Cloud, it was just so hard and then falling Ill on top, but I am slowly getting better, the lungs still hurt, but I can only take Painkillers for that. I am settled and I think my Babygirl is getting a bit used to it now to. Lol, my Babygirl is 19. My Son is ok now to.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I dont know about you but I am glad the move is over lol. hope son didnt get any sicker. I thought daughter was moving with you or am I not seeing this in post? am glad you finally got everthing back to your flat and hope bed is back up by now Welcome to your new home luv ya
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
Nope she wasn't, she might eventually get a Transfer down here and find somewhere close by, don't forget she has her Job and that, lol.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
11 Feb 07
Thats surely was something else. now its all behind you and you can start to relax and just enjoy your new place and have fun making it a home. I wish you all the best. Hugs to you always.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
Yes it is all behind me there have been a few more Hiccups but they are nothing and I will just put them as normal Discussions lol.
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@ausnikki (4055)
• Brisbane, Australia
11 Feb 07
Hey Gabs,it looks like alls well that ends well.You are now settled in your lovely place.You had quite an adventure didn't you.I know how hard it is to see your children growing up and moving on,having experienced that myself.I'm glad the air there is doing you good,I hope you are starting to feel better.Onwards and upwards my friend!
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
Thank ausnikki and yes I am settled and I am getting a bit better day by day,lol Taking Gissi for walk every Day 3 times is relaxing to, I never had to as he had a big Garden, but not now, so we both take little Walks 3 times a Day, as I can't go for long ones with him.
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@weemam (13377)
11 Feb 07
As the saying goes Kathy all's well that ends well , I am so sorry it was all such a strain on you ,but I am so glad for you that you are happy in your new home , It has been very entertaining to read though lol xx
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
hahahaha I thought you mind find it that, there will be more little Tales like the Bed Saga and that, so you can look forward to those,lol. Hugs to you
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@rainbow (6763)
11 Feb 07
Well you all survived, sort of, it's gonna feel strange a bit like a holiday for a while but you'll soon be fine, best of luck in your new life!
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
Thanks Rainbow and yes I know I will be fine here
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@1983tyler (508)
• United States
11 Feb 07
It's great to know that you finally got all your stuff. It's hard when you and your children live in different places. But it's a good thing. The move is good for you, and giving your children another step in the growing up process is good.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
Yes you are right Love and I guess I am now settled near enough lol
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• United States
11 Feb 07
Alls well that ends well. So glad you finally got settled in but I am curious who is She and Partner?
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
Well she is a member here and she might reveal herself but she did have discussions going about my Progress she is a very good Friend of mine
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@gamekid (208)
• China
12 Feb 07
Don't give up.Relax your mood and make new friend.Hope you can find more beautiful things in your life.