Sunday, September 26, 2010

Smooth moving

I'm bloging from the old couch in the new pad, and we are pretty happy about it.

The move was a special event. On site we had the big Outdoor Living truck, the little Outdoor Living truck, the Ross family ute, Smithy's big yellow van and a fleet of back seats and boot spaces. Additionally Stacy and I were joined by 24 fired up friends and family for the move.

It was a thing of beauty, the only way to move house. Our first helper Richard was on the job from roughly 9:45am and the whole house was empty and locked up just prior to noon. It was great to be able to allocate people to single area or job and let them run the show. Stacy had some significantly more competent help with packing than I can provide, and we had the bodies on hand to get the oversized couch out and over the rail without too much drama.

The receiving end team worked wonders with maps of proposed furniture lay out, name tags and a great lunch spread ready when the worked shifted over to the new house. By the time Stacy and I arrived at our new home the lounge room was set up down to DVD's in the case, the books were quickly filling up the book case, the kitchen was set up and Mat and Al were still working on reconstructing the futon.

Potential loose moments from the day where when the neighbour's washing machine made it all the way to the ramp of the truck before being picked up as an impostor, and Graham's various attempts to climb out of the fairly challenging Crawford St driveway in the tricky ODL ute on a wet Sunday morning.

Overall it was a great effort and the whole operation including plenty of unpacking, ute and truck returns and lunch lasted around 5 hours. Thank you very much to everyone who got involved on the day, you helped take a lot of the pain out of what is usually a highly unenjoyable experience.

Pictures and videos to come once Stacy is happy with the final decorative touches.

Love to all.

Mike and Stacy


  1. Congrats on the new home! What amazing family and friends you have there to support you. Excited to see photos of you two chillin' on the couch with big smiles. Love to you!!!!!!!!

  2. WOW! That sounds like a mammoth effort but glad to hear you hand so many willing hands to help. Also glad your new place is all nice and cosey and ready to live in. Thinking of you both today, big hugs xo xo