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I’m moving house!

Summary: I’m moving house next week, and I’ll be mostly offline for the rest of the month (apart from answering customer support emails).


We closed on our new house in January, but haven’t been able to move in yet due to covid-related manufacture/supply delays in our new appliances (something we weren’t informed of until we’d already paid for them in full… )

I was told we’d have our appliances by the start of April, so I gave notice to our landlord and planned for an April move.

The Appliance Saga

This situation has been a comedy of errors. I was notified in March that the fridge we ordered in January was now discontinued, so they offered us the upgraded model instead. It was only two weeks later that they bothered to mention that our new fridge wouldn’t be in stock until… wait for it… August!

What to do?! We couldn’t keep paying for two houses for another four months (assuming the promised August delivery date even happens…), so I decided to proceed with the move and persuaded the appliance company to deliver and install everything else in the meantime.

shiny new stainless steel appliances
Ooh, shiny! Don’t they look fancy?

And, as for the fridge, I’ve bought a mini fridge in the meantime to tide us over:

mini fridge in the space for a full-size fridge
Don’t laugh – my poor little fridge already has an inferiority complex from being in such a large space!

Living like this is going to be a ‘fun’ challenge for the next few months… We’re trying to eat as much fridge and freezer food as we can before we move, to minimise waste. And I’m looking forward to how luxurious it’ll feel when the new full size fridge/freezer finally arrives 😀

COVID Scare Update

Things were moving forwards, until I got an email warning me that I may have been exposed to COVID by one of the appliance installers..! We were all wearing masks, of course, and I tried to stay as far from them as possible in the house while they worked, but it was still a scary prospect. I had to get tested and faced the possibility of having to isolate and postpone the move if I tested positive.

Thank goodness, I dodged the bullet and my test came back negative, so we were back on track…

Move Update

Moving house is exhausting. I thought that a local move would be simple, but I still have to organise and pack, load and unload my little car hundreds of times, and unpack it all at the other end.

My bad knee means that carrying heavy things is not an option, and carrying even light things up and down stairs is a problem for me. (We’re hiring movers for the big things, but we want to get all our personal stuff moved over and organised before move day so we can enjoy living in our new house instead of being surrounded by boxes for weeks…)

It’s coming along, slowly but surely…

PlanetJune office being packed up
Half of the contents of the PlanetJune office/studio – including my full yarn stash – has already left here for the new house 🙂

PlanetJune Update

I have four (or more?) patterns in various stages of completion, but I don’t have the brainspace to finish any of them to my standards right now. So I’m officially taking the rest of April away from PlanetJune to concentrate on getting our forever home set up, and getting our rental home ready to return to the landlord.

(I’ll still be doing my daily tech and admin tasks and responding to customer support emails, of course – running a one-person business means there’s no such thing as true “time off”. So if you need me for anything, don’t worry – I’ll still be here for you, within a day or two.)


And now, I’d better get back to prepping for the move – wish me luck!

I’ll see you on the other side…

7 Comments »

  1. Sara Branch said

    Best wishes on your move and your new house!

    (And I understand about appliances. We had to replace our dying dishwasher. The brand/model we wanted were not available in stock. We browsed comparable models in that brand which again were out of stock. Finally a salesperson informed us that the brand we wanted has been out of stock for months and there were production delays and they had no idea when we could actually have one in hand. We went with another brand that was in stock and has been perfect.)

  2. Ruth Lister said

    Well it’s taken a while and you’ve certainly had some ups and downs June, but the time has finally come to move into your new home.
    Just make sure that you don’t overdo things and try to do it all at once! Pace yourself, cos you’ve got the rest if your life to get fully unpacked.
    Enjoy the process of loving and apppreciating your long awaited new home. Congratulations June. :blush::bouquet:xo

  3. Lynda Hoover said

    Best wishes!

  4. Margaret Karst said

    Aww June, so excited for you! Love your cabinets! It’s wonderful having everything new and pristine! If you are like us, you will just about cry with the first “ding” or “scratch” in something.

    • June said

      Ugh, I know the feeling – I’ve already made a long grey mark on one wall (with my keys) while trying to carry stuff into the house…

  5. Miriam P. said

    I have moved far too many times in my life and I really started to hate it the last few times. Our last move was finally into our own condo which I LOVE. So I’m excited for you and you also have my sympathy! The appliance saga reminds me of a Russian comic’s bit that I heard 10? 20? years ago. He is at the car dealer buying a car and when it’s all said and done the dealer tells him he can pick up his car on August 19, 2023. The comic says, that’s no good for me and the dealer replies, “what, you can’t have anything already planned for a day that far ahead.” The comic tells him, “My new refrigerator is being delivered that day.”

    • June said

      Hahaha! That hits a bit too close to home – I hope I get my fridge before 2023, but at this point it’s anyone’s guess…

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