All is well

Just a quick message care of Halifax Library computers to say we have not been blown away or drowned.  Thursday was hideous with 60-90mph gales and driving rain, but we all survived.  We are now safely in with all our stuff and are up to our waists in cardboard boxes.  More later when we find ourselves some dial-up software.

Crackle … crackle …

We’ve just placed the order for our broadband to be transferred, so if the line suddenly crackles and goes dead, that’s why.  We move out this Thursday, and will be back online as soon as we can – but given previous experiences, I’m not sure when that will be.   Stay tuned …

Decluttering mutterings

We are attempting to declutter the garage, and have finally discovered Freecycle.  What a great scheme – matching clutter you don’t want to people who do want the stuff. 

Yesterday, we got a phone call from a lady who would like to claim an old primus stove of Rick’s.  No problem, he said.  I’ll drop it round tomorrow.  A few minutes later, covered in cobwebs, he came in from the garage.  “I think it was in the charity shop box.”  Typical.  We’d finally got around to taking two boxes of stuff that have been sitting in the garage for months to the charity shop yesterday afternoon.

This morning, bright and early, he was up and driving back to Banbury to try and retrieve it.  Thankfully it was still in the backshop.  “Left something by mistake?” they said.  “Happens all the time.”