We recently moved house. Not far, less than three miles between the old and the new houses in fact. Yet the upset, chaos, rummaging through the accumulated crap we'd collected in such a short time and then boxing it up, shifting it to the new house and unpacking it all again (as you do), woulda had to be seen to be believed.
I did most of the furniture and moving stuff all by myself too. Not much help available on a friday afternoon. I did it straight off of night shift too. Very little sleep in almost 36 hours - how I did it I'll never know. Someone up there is looking out for me.
Long story short - I've been watching all your stories and whilst not being so active myself, have accumulated 315 stories to read! Yes, you read that right. That's my retirement sorted then. haha
Suffice to say that I've been watching you. Im not gone, just tired and busy. But, its good to be back 'home'.
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