After helping DS and DDiL move house, we are finally back home and tired! I don't think we will be doing much for the next few days as we slowly stop aching. Luckily for me, I had a massage this afternoon which will help hopefully:)
We drove up on Saturday and although they had managed to do a lot of packing, they had just come back off holiday so there was still lots to do. Each day consisted of about 8 hours or so of sorting, packing, followed by a 1 1/2 hour drive to their new home then another hour or so unloading. Next day repeated but also a 1 1/2 hour drive down to the old house.
We finally finished about 5:30 on the Tuesday evening, leaving the house clean from top to bottom, had the long drive back, unloaded, ate and went to bed. Unfortunately for them, they had work the next morning but at least now, their drive is now around 25 minutes rather than 1 hour 45 minutes!
A bonus to me at least is the presence of 2 - 3 apple trees in their garden, so I picked up loads of windfalls and came back with these little beauties - no idea what variety:
The dogs were a little worried as their home was dismantled. Their kennels couldn't be moved until Tuesday but once erected in the new place, they seemed to understand. Quite a few rooms are stuffed to the gunnel's with boxes and I think it will take them quite a time to sort through them.
Hopefully, anything they don't need can be repacked ready for another move!