It’s been a while. Sorry about that break in transmission. We got busy after we moved into the new house (yes, your eyes do not deceive you) doing some of the painting we hadn’t finished. Oh, and of course, unpacking stuff. The shed is rather full of all sorts of things that don’t fit in the house.

Anyway it is great to be actually living in the house after a year of construction. Our move was not without some drama. I believe we picked the wettest weekend of the entire 2010 year (possibly of the past 5 years) to book a trailer and start packing boxes. The plan had been to pack boxes on Friday, pick up the trailer on Saturday, transport boxes and furniture to the new house on Saturday. Then we’d unpack some essentials Saturday night and continue the unpacking on Sunday.

Instead we packed boxes on Friday while there was non-stop and steady rain all day. A quick trip down to the creek crossing later that afternoon revealed that there would be no point getting a trailer for the next day as the ford was unpassable – gentle creek had become raging river. And word had it that the long way round to approach our house from the other direction was also no good as the road was under water. Sigh.

New plan – trailer Sunday. So that is what we did.

Flooded Myrtle Creek at ford

The impassable Myrtle Creek ford 27 November 2010

normal water levels at Myrtle Creek ford

The usual level of Myrtle Creek at the ford

flooded Bartys Road

Going the long way round once the water level had subsided a bit

Water across Bartys Road

Bartys Road became a veritable creek

Then, it seemed like we had just had time to dry ourselves out when we were struck by plague locusts. Hundreds and thousands of them spent Xmas with us and left us with the gift of a ticking time bomb of underground egg beds – all around the house.

John and plague locusts

John shows those locusts a thing or two...

But all’s well that ends well. Here we are – moved in!

John unpacking boxes in kitchen

John unpacks one of the many boxes - stack that pantry!

kitchen

That kitchen - looking good and working well

Living Room

Ah - furniture at last! Now we can actually do some living in that living room.


Comments

2 Comments so far

  1. John on February 8, 2011 9:35 pm

    Just a note for the photo of 27th Nov. Yes it looks like a ford now but normally it is a concrete bridge with the water passing underneath.

  2. Marilyn on February 10, 2011 2:54 pm

    wonderful photographs and everything looks fantastic dear amanda and john> must have been pretty scary negotiating the alternate route when moving your possessions> am sure you are both overjoyed and very happy to finally be living in your beautiful home> well done dear people

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