|Red Drag Diva (reddragdiva) wrote,|
@ 2004-11-21 09:44 pm UTC
I took Friday off work and, with arkady, did some more packing. The electrician was there and told us the electrics were a disaster; he had rigged up a temporary power board for making tea — or, as we eventually did, running a heater all day to keep our fingers and lips from turning blue. The gas has been declared officially unfit as well. Both details are so very reassuring for the time we lived there.
Saturday we signed the lease and did most of the move. Arkady and I went to the old flat and redcountess went to the new one. vampwillow, _nicolai_ and vatine assisted with moving boxes. Nicolai and Ingvar also brought their strimmers and laid waste to the garden. Next best thing to napalm. It almost looks respectable now. We packed and shifted ridiculous quantities of stuff. That's just what I need, more stuff.
The new flat is a thousand percent on the old one. There is the minor issue that it doesn't have a cooker. We had a few words with our bright and bubbly Essex girl estate agent on the matter, and it will be sorted out Monday. According to Nicolai's inspection of the distribution board we'll need an all-gas cooker, rather than the ideal of gas hob and electric oven. They put in a washing machine, though not a dryer. We will need to get a fridge and a freezer (probably separate items) and a microwave. Liz can finally get her countertop dishwasher!
On Sunday Arkady and I dealt with the assorted small and fragile things. We actually cleared pretty much the lot. Liz rolled around in the flat going "MINEMINEMINEMINEMINE!"
I am so completely fucking buggered. But Liz is ecstatic and likes this house much better than the old one, even without the view of Canary Wharf.
Phone goes on Monday 7am, then I call my boss and sort out (a) dialup to work (b) company-provided DSL. Arkady and I then go over, clean and tidy a bit, attack the garden again and return the keys.
Ruthi and Cookie live two streets over. Liz and I are visiting, leeching their wireless, eating their ice cream and drinking their tea and alcohol. We're also planning the Pringles can WiFi beam.