Moving fees all paid, van hired, muscle hired (required, I am a weakling, this has been well established). Form confirming my agreement to pay the fees was signed (after I actually paid, but whatever). Letting agent got a copy of my passport. The credit check has all gone through. The rang the letting agent today expecting to have to tell them to get a move on but then instead I was greeted by a 'Oh, Hello! I've been trying to get in touch! I've sent you the corrected document, seen your passport, credit check has gone through, you only need to pay your fees and sign the confirmation form then you and your garantor need to sign the tennacy agreement, then you can pick up your keys on Saturday! You can sign the form on the day if you want.'
I kid ye not, I said barely a word as she gave me an entire paragraph of all the stuff she sorted. I was expecting to have to push for stuff to get done and she's gone ahead and done it all for me. I paid the fees and now the moving date is confirmed for the Saturaday.
I'm doing unrelated stuff tomorrow, but I have already started packing. (My parents told me, after I'd stopped packing, that I need to stop packing three times. I'm like, dude, I know! I stopped, I stopped, ok?!
) I honestly think my parents thought I'd get the whole thing done in one night, so they interveaned
I care less for my neighbour (don't take this out of context, she's the neighbour from hell) but I am a chronic insommiac who can operate on 4 hours of sleep, my parents are not. So, I'm getting up early tomorrow to do the packing, maybe even get it all done tomorrow. I'm focusing on the difficult stuff first. My books are a pain in the arse to pack, just because of the weight, everything else is pretty easy.
The hired help, I think, is so far under the impression that he is moving an entire house to Liverpool. However, when he comes for the evaluation in Wednesday I'll show him exactly what he is and isn't taking and make it clear that he's going to a village that is closer then Liverpool. Its still a fairly long way, but it isn't a lot of stuff. It's basically one room versus an entire house like when he moved my parents. In fact, it was because he was so good about moving my parents that we're using him again. (He moved them three miles, so we'll see
The trek is about 40-odd miles, the fuel alone will be pretty pricey
But we can probably get it on and off the van in less then ten minutes.)
Oh yeah, I also can get the season ticket I need for the commute to work. The people at the train station never cease to be helpful. Seriously, the amount of dub questions I have asked them over the years and every time without fail they have been fantastic. (Except for that one time I asked a dude on the train how long the train would take to get to the next station and he shrugged his shoulders. I hadn't realised (and I guess he thought I knew) but a bank has collasped under the weight of the snow and blocked the tracks, so it took several hours to get home.)