A year in the life 2016 #22: goodbye house


Today I woke up in our house for the last time. It was the day of the big removal of all our stuff. After this, the next step will be demolition.

My day was spent cleaning the fridge, packing final things in boxes, watching as the removalists took our lives and packed them in a container.

I also spent the day retrieving things from the debris left behind. Most of all, Lego helmets – a favourite toy of George’s to skitter across the floor before they inevitability disappear under  a bookcase.


I spent most of the day covered in dust. The removalists took about four and a half hours to get it all done – our stuff fit into one shipping container, just. It will stay in their until we have a brand new house built to house it all.

Goodbye house – we had just over four years of good times in you. There will be lots of memories, even when you are distributed between rubbish tips and recycling.



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