Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Day 3.169: Three happy campers
The reason for this off-loading of our parental responsibilities is that we are having an intensive few days of tidying the house ready to put it on the market. The future is still uncertain for us, but we can wait no longer to get moving on the default plan which is to return to the UK in August.
Our first task was to tackle the basement - it needed a major tidy up and a clean so that it could be used as a temporary storage place to allow the de-cluttering of the rest of the house.
As well as reorganising and cleaning, we disposed of a few items at the local dump. After putting the metal items in their allotted space, we were instructed to put the rest of the things 'on the conveyor belt'.
As we arrived, a large CRT TV was arriving at the top and then plummetted into the skip below with a gratifying crash. None of our items were quite so dramatic, but that didn't stop me doing my best to capture some drama with my phone camera.
Anyway, the day was quite successful:
We celebrated by watching Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of Romeo and Juliet this evening after the kids were in bed. I really loved it all over again - it's so full of energy and raw emotions. The guy who wrote the play is one to watch out for I think.