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Old 9th June 2019, 16:57   #371
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Cool The building of the bed..............................

.................................................. .... Was not as easy as I thought it would be. Took me nigh on an hour to piece it all together. And changed the sheets, pillow cases and put on my Poppy duvet. Chris65's other 'alf Pam gave me some duvet clips. They work a treat. So with my Val scatter cushions on the bed it was done. I slid the spare bed under and it all looked neat.

Went to bed at at 10pm last night and my bladder work me up at 05.30 this morning, and the scatter cushions were still on the bed. Decided to stay up and get on with clearing away. Got dressed and downstairs to make the tea. Managed to incinerate the toast. Cleared away some boxes away upstairs. Then set about getting the telly set up. Allen came round and he set about getting the magic box
working but it took time as the previous house owner had hidden all the cables behind an ingenious shelf unit. But Allen persevered with it. Finally got it all working after we popped back to his house to see if he had a female aerial connector.

Val made us both a bacon and mushroom sandwich washed down with a mug tea. Very great full for that. Back to the house via the old house to collect a few bits.
Then we set about clearing the empty boxes away to the garage. All the stuff I want to sell was re-boxed and that that also ended up in the garage.
Time was marching on so Allen took his leave whilst I cleaned up.

Another day tomorrow.

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Old 12th June 2019, 08:53   #372
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Cool On this day one year ago............................

.............................................. I pulled up my roots and moved from the home I was born in. From Barkingside to Saltash. Yep! Been here 1 year now. And tomorrow one year ago I moved into my rented two bedroomed house. 5 days short of the 1 year I have now moved out and into my own home. And I love it.

The letting agents at the old house are sorry to see me go but when I showed them the photo's of the new house they were very happy for me. They said that I had got very good bargain.
Still plenty to do here in the new house, but some will have to wait. The last 6 months have finally caught up with me and I'm having to take things easy. Spent yesterday sorting out the model car collection. Took me all day in just one room. Going to be selling half the collection.

Still have my Rolls-Royce and Bentley models to sort out. Hopefully will be able to get them all in the two display cases left.
There is a few railway engines that Belonged to my late Uncle that will be looking for a new home. (2 working and 2 static, although I think one of them could be made to run again).
My WW2 fighter aircraft collection is being donated to a museum in Kent. (Delivering these when I'm up in London next).
My late brothers Fokker Tri-plane kit is currently up For Sale, on here, and will be on ebay soon.

All of Banana s trophies, and her rosettes, are out and on display in a glass cabinet once owned by Father in Law. He bought it secondhand in 1937.
The old chiming clock bought by Val's Aunt is working. Aunt Beryl bought it secondhand from a pawnbrokers in 1948 and it cost £4. 8s. I still have the original receipt. It takes a couple of months to settle down and keep good time.
There are paintings and framed photographs, some I'll keep and the rest I will sell, less to dust then.
Have got my Moorcroft and Caithness collection on display once again. Along with my Poppy flower display.
Even got The Flying Banana in a display case now and on the bookshelf. (Plastic banana with wings all made by me). Might bring that with me when I attend the Clandon show next month.

So all in all we are getting there. Everything takes time. Will start my mini tours again at some point. London next month.

So No Going Back Now.......................................

Many thanks for the kind comments and pm's. Means a lot to me to have so many lovely friends.
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Well pleased for you. Nice to see some happiness these days

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Cool Well, you cannot take it with you.........................

................................................ As I'm supposed to taking it easy, ease up on the hard work and slow down to the Cornish pace, I decided to pop round to the old house and swap the Bear over with RedFive. Plus check to see if there was any post, I have applied for the redirect mail. I then brought the bird feeder unit down and put that into a black bag, pulled my metal poppies out of the ground and loaded the lot into the Bear. Then took the rubbish out and put that in the bin. Stripped the last of the stuff out of the kitchen, put everything into the now empty swing bin.

Just left the barest of cleaning stuff behind, will get this done over the next week and then get the carpet cleaning people in to sort the carpets out.
Drove back to the house and unloaded everything. Washed the bird feeders and left them on the decking, in the sun, to dry. Cleaned the metal poppies up and put them in the ground. Emptied the bin of all the other stuff.
Finally got round to getting the Rolls-Royce and Bentley models put into the showcase.

Measured up the area where I want to put a 2 seater settee in. And off to Solomon's furniture store up near Dobwalls, on the outskirts of Liskeard.
Had a wander round in the store, the staff just said hello and let me keep wandering. Saw quite a few nice leather units I rather liked. The sales lady showed me a very nice leather 2 seater, with buttons and studs, matches my 2 chairs. Marked up at £2795 but reduced to £1795 in the sale.

The manager came over and asked if I was paying cash, yes I said. OK he replied, I think we can better that sale price, off he went to check on his computer. Back he came and said as I was paying cash how did £1295 and free delivery look to me.
Where do I pay then? Was my answer.
Being delivered on the 21st, the date suits me.

Home to cook dinner and chill out.

Not bad for a easy day. And filled the bird feeders up.
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Cool They are lining up.......................

......................................... To rent my old place. Had the letting agents phoning me up all day arranging viewing appointments.
Still got the shed to clear along with my potted plants. Still need to get the carpets cleaned but before that I need to give the place a scrub. Hope to get most of it done at the weekend..
Got a few plants home but in the heavy rain. Bird bath collected and cleaned.

Visitors tomorrow, Matt n Shirley coming for a visit, we'll Matt wants my pond. Good luck with that as it's full of water. Then Allen n Val coming round, and then we are all out to lunch.
Found my way to the new Range superstore over in the dark side, Derriford. Bought a couple of Led strips. Got a glass display that needs a bit of light, I was going to sell the display but Allen talked me out of it.

Been waiting all day for BT to throw the switch so that I have a landline and Broadband, currently struggling with BT hotspot, but that keeps fading. Funny how you miss the web. I need to see my emails.

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Cool Someone's nicked my pond..................................

.................................................. .. And replaced with some racking.

I'm not a pond person and had decided to get rid anyway. And Matt wanted it, so he brought me some plastic racking in exchange. So with Allen's help we Emptied the water out. And with a heave the plastic pond was out of the ground. Shirley, Val and Debbie were chatting away in the lounge.
Next was Matt having a listen to Banana's strange noise coming from the fan area when the engine was running. But with a stern word from Matt the noise disappeared. But she is still going back on Tuesday to sort the water leak out.

Once the jobs were finished we all trooped off to lunch. Al had brought Ratty round so I jumped in with him and Val. Matt followed, with Debbie catching us up, she had her 2 dogs with her.
We went to Louis tea rooms at Kitts Hill for lunch. I had a Indian Railway hot curry, and believe me it was hot, judging by the sweat that I was generating. We had a good chat and a laugh.

Then back home. Val went with Debbie as they wanted to go to Waitrose, Matt and Shirley wanted to go to B&B's. That left Al and me, we just went home.
After Al dropped me off it was time for a cuppa.
Going around to the old house tomorrow and start clearing out the shed plus the plants. Will nick the Banana and RedFive's boot trays to cover the Bear's carpet.

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Cool The Bear done good..............................

.................................................. ......... In the last 2 weeks I have used the Bear solely for transporting boxes of stuff from the old house to the new house. With the occasional trip to the tip. Today we made 4 trips just emptying the shed. Quite a lot of the contents of the shed is spares for Banana including a front subframe. I got the subframe out but could not move to the car. I would ask Allen for help later in the day.

A further two trips saw the Bear carrying all my potted plants plus the mower and strimmer. There are 2 pieces of furniture still at the old house. A corner unit which I will now keep. Plus there is a MFI Bookcase. Been a good bit of furniture, had it for about 35 years but it has come to the end of it's life. So I dismantled it, and that was another trip to the tip.
Back to the old house and down came the curtains. All mine except those in the back bedroom. Then off to the petrol station to fill the Bear up ready for her mega trip on Monday.

So back to the new house and put the net curtains in the washing machine. I phoned Allen and he said he would meet me at the old house to move the subframe but not till about 4pm. So whilst I waited I got the mower out and cut the grass, trimmed the edges with the strimmer. Cleared up and made a cuppa. Pleased with myself with what I have achieved today, but getting very tired. Still only the subframe to shift.
Allen phoned and we arranged to meet around the old joust. I got there first and reversed the Bear up. Allen pulled in as well.

The subframe is a heavy old lump but with Allen taking the heavy end we soon had it in the back of the Bear. We decided to leave the corner unit until next week. Then we convoyed back to the new home. The subframe was soon sitting in the garage. And with that I thanked Allen for his help. After Allen left I then set about vacuuming the Bear out and refitting the seats and load cover. Then I swapped Bear over with Banana. Ole Yella is off out tomorrow to the breakfast meet with the Cornish MG Club.

Once to cars were parked up I decided I deserved a shower, then a cider. Not necessarily in that order. Then get dinner ready. Once all was scoffed and the washing up done time to chill. Another apple juice? Oh! Go on then.

So in the last 2 weeks the Bear covered 116 miles and it took £44 to fill her up.

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Bob dont worry too much about hoovering as the carpet cleaner wil vaccium prior to wet cleaning.
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