Helping David and Claire move house

Trip Start Apr 01, 2012
Trip End Oct 01, 2012

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

An early start to the day today because today we were giving David and Claire ( nephew and his wife ) a hand shifting their furniture.
They have sold their house and are waiting to move into their new house which has not settled yet, so most of their furniture needed to go into storage. Us oldies were conned into helping them and by 9 am it was all systems go. David had hired a big van, which we had to load with all their stuff. Most of it was ready to load and it seemed easy just to do that. Wrong!! In Oz we just back the vehicle into the driveway and proceed with the task. Here in Chelmsford there is no such thingas a driveway, and most of the vehicle parking is done in the street. The closest they could park the van was about 20 meters from the house so a lot of to-ing and fro-ing was involved.Some of us were the carters while the others were the stackers. All of us had some input as how it should be done, but were soon put in our place by David and Rick who proceded to load the van. Luckily David was able to park the van closer to the house after the first run which made it a lot easier. We all did our bit and by 2pm all was done. The weather was with us as well, sunny most of the day and only a few drops of rain at the end of it all.
Claire had booked a table for us at a local restaurant called the Bay Horse, for us to have a late lunch. It was a very nice meal and a lovely way  to finish a very successful day. Very good food and great company.
We had a great day today . David and Claire appreciated our help but I must say we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the same time. So here we are now the 4 of us, tummies full, happy and contented .
What a fun day it has been.

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Ingrid Nichols on

You mean Dad actually allowed David to have input? Man he must be as good as Bob the Builder!!!

marianne on

hi wil @ rick.all is well here .mum loved the card you send .mum is realy good .i got here a nurses watch on friday and today it is already g one. i have asked for the money back. will sort it out on wednesday .stay warm and have a nice time love from out of bundy .

John and Rene on

Great5 to see your faces. done nothing but rain since you left.Bob Hunt is going for Commander so after a lot of thought I have decided to run also. Due to the weather we had to cancel garage sale over easter

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