Sunday, June 29, 2008

It's all gone....

...well... not all, but most of our belongings are now gone on a journey to Norway. We were up till 2.15 last night packing boxes and loading them into the van we'd rented. The trouble we had renting the van is a completely different story... let's just say it wasn't as easy as one would have liked...

The last week has just been crazy... packing, packing, packing and... some more packing. Hubby left with the van early this morning, so today the house is a complete mess, all the stuff we couldn't fit in the van is just sitting on the floor, bits of cardboard boxes and tape everywhere... I'm not sure what we will do with the rest of our stuff... maybe try to sell some. I've still got the sofas, telly (with no aerial...), all our chests of drawers, bedside tables, bikes and a few other bits and bobs here. The computer is gone though, so this is written on an old laptop. I don't have any photos on the laptop, and I don't have any way to get my photos from the camera onto the laptop, so I guess the next few posts will be photoless...

I still haven't decided when I will take the girls with me and go to Norway. The place we're going to rent isn't free until August. I'm planning to go before that though. We'll just stay with my parents for a wee while... the girls will love that.

Moving is just too stressful.... and the worst part is that we're just going to rent for a year or so (while we look for something to buy) and then... we will have to move again... urgh...

Yesterday was Maja's last day at school by the way... It was a bit sad leaving... both the school, which we are very pleased with, and her friends. Especially her friends... I wonder what the Norwegian school will be like?? I don't suppose they do long days (9 - 3.20) like here... so that will be a big change having Maja home more. And no uniform! Will she still get lots of homework? Will she get bored since she has to start first grade again (they start school when they are 6 in Norway, and here they start before they're 5)? Questions, questions... I guess I should stop worrying about the school stuff... I'm sure it will work out fine as soon as we get used to it... but I do worry still....

5 comments:

Sonja said...

Bekymringer i fleng,for oss alle. Men det går nok bra.
Vi gleder oss veldig til dere kommer.Håper det kan klaffe sånn at hele familien kan være sammen noen dager.Nå er det bare en uke til vi har ferie.Håper bare vi kan få malt litt hus og sånn denne uka,så kan vi alle feriere sammen.
Lykke til med alle avskjedene.Husk at det er kort vei å reise på besøk til Skottland.

Lindas Hus.. said...

Hei Tonje!Velkommen til Sørlandet.
Det må kraft og mot til når en driver og pakker flyttelas.
Håper dere får en fin sommer.
Høsten i ny leilighet,skole for storesøster går sikkert fint.
Barn er flinke til å finne seg til rette.Kos dere.Klem fra Linda :))

sipusa said...

hehe....ja hvis du passer inn i størrelse small-medium så skal du få den for garnpris + frakt! Er blitt så rar på det der, klarer liksom ikke gå med det jeg lager, blir bare at det ligger her.....

(mail silunn@yahoo.no)

Bror said...

Hallais Søster!
Vi får satse på at alt går i orden, selv om det er kaotisk akkurat nå.
Uansett så gleder jeg meg masse til å møte dere alle igjen!
Ha det gøy så lenge!

eileen said...

I guess I didn't realize you were moving! I hope you are able to keep blogging about everything along the way. Maja's new school, and finding a place to live.. etc. And I hope everything goes smoothly for you and your family.