Monday, 7 November 2011

Goodbye.... to number 24 in Coventry

We are so pleased that the house in Coventry has been sold. we spent all last week there packing up the remaining furniture, ornaments, books, Cds, Kitchen pans, other stuff and cuddly toys!!
All belonging to my step daughers. It has been a nightmare, getting it all packed into crates and boxes in two days to be ready for the van booked to take it all into storage. They had just sorted out their old games and then it was up to us to get it all sorted.
The girls did feel a bit emotional after all it was their home for close on 22 years.. me?? It never felt like home although I faithfully cleaned and polished in that house for the 4 1/2 years I lived there. Such relief to say a permanent Good Bye!! It fact bliss!
DH did 8 trips to the dump and a car load of stuff went to the local charity shop. It was such relief that they agreed to take it all as they distribute it to other shops. I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned! The house looked spectacular and we were very pleased. It was worth decorating the hall, stairs and landing and having a light new carpet laid as it made the entrance into the house bright and inviting.
It took us two days to recover we were so exhausted.
My poor DH had his birthday on the 1st, so we did go to Stratford, but we were too tired to do much there except have a meal in our favourite Italian restaurant.
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But here we are  now back in lovely home here in Essex.
While we were away the leaves had changed colour on the silver birch trees and the fallen leaves look like jewels on the lawn.

It is wonderfully wonderful to be home!
Chris xx

10 comments:

Kate said...

That sounds like such a lot of work!

Elisa said...

Welcome home!! xx

Lesleyanne said...

Glad you managed to get everything done at number 24. Your garden looks stunning can't wait for the summer to see a picture and the spring.

Catherine said...

Welcome home!

Leslie: said...

Whew, a lot of work to get done, but now it's done and you can move on with DH in your current place. Looks lovely!

Katya5 said...

Congrats on the sale of the house, and nice to know you are home! Beautiful trees!

TammyK said...

Great looking lawn :) Know it has to feel good to be back home.

Julie said...

End of a chapter in your life...

Joysze said...

Congrats on the sale of the house. What a task that must have been to clean everything out.

Carol said...

Hard work but worth it.
There really is no place like home.
Carol xx