Slowly, slowly we are getting things together, we have registered at the closest health centre and have been allocated a GP, we have both been for a quick check-up and registered with an NHS dentist group, and we have registered Cassie with a vet practise. We had our first (apart from a brief pop-in for a cuppa-type visit from my cousin) proper visitors yesterday, although they only stayed for a couple of hours, which was quite long enough in our current state! We have curtains up in most rooms, and our next major job, when conditions allow, is to empty, sort and restack all the "stuff" that was put into the garage on moving day.
Our lovely big mirror has been mounted at the top of the stairs on the wall between the bedroom and bathroom doors.
A new batten and a swish rail in position and we have curtains at the bedroom window.
View from my studio window on a very wet and windy March day.
GM is installing a LAN (local area network) so our PCs, printers etc. can all talk to each other - there is a partial one already in the property, so this is an easier task than he was expecting, but we still need physical cables from one room to another.
A replacement window panel with a hole cut through each pane and hermetically sealed means we can install our super-duper all singing, all dancing electronic cat-flap so Cassie can get in and out without us having to open and close the door every five minutes.
GM has temporarily installed himself in the littlest bedroom, so we can empty his office of boxes (which will all be moved downstairs into the dining area for unpacking), rebuild all his shelving units and get it ready for his permanent occupation.
Our other cat is happily installed as a door stop in the lounge.
For those of you intrepid readers who have got this far and who know Eileen of In my playroom , some news for you. I was a little concerned at not having "seen" her around for a while, so I got in touch. She has had a bug since the early days of this year, which keeps recurring, and she is currently feeling very low, but she is seeking medical advice and hopes to be on the mend soon. She is also in the process of having to replace her laptop, so is currently unable to communicate except by phone. If you would like to send her best wishes and don't have her phone number, please leave any messages in my comments below and these will be forwarded to her.