Tuesday, 24 March 2020

House Moving

It begins!
As those of you who follow me on Facebook may have noticed, I'm in the middle of a house move.  

In typical Norwich fashion I'm only moving about 200 yards, so my plan had been to do it gradually over a fortnight, with the use of my trustly sack truck.  I had the offer of a help from a man with a van to move the Big Stuff, but that wasn't due until the end of the week.  I've also had a couple of friends with a car give me a couple of morning of their time.

That's been going fairly well - though I've had a couple of set-backs.  First, it seems that carrying 50-or-so boxes of books down one set of stairs and then up another isn't too good for old knees: it's manageable now, but I had to have a couple of day's light duty.  

Secondly, the lockdown!  The chap with the van can no longer help me.  That leaves me with the problem of the stuff I was hoping he could move.  I can probably manage the bed and kitchen table, and I think I will leave the sofa behind (leaving stuff behind is an option for me).  The main problem is going to be the fridge/freezer.  I don't think using the trolly is an option (at least by myself).  I shall have to see.

Some photos of progress so far...





6 comments:

  1. Crikey, what a time to move house! Hope all goes well. As a H&S guy, I'd defo say don't move the Fridge Freezer alone. No point ending up in A&E. Aside from the fact they are already overloaded, it would be a bit embarrassing to rock up at the hospital cos you've dropped your own freezer on yourself 🤣 Best of luck with the rest of your move, and stay safe.

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    1. Actually, the A&E angle wasn't one I'd thought off. Good point!

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  2. Good luck with the move Edwin, Respect the knees and back and stay healthy

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  3. Having suffered a muscle strain from balancing a fridge-freezer with my leg, while moving it through next door's kitchen-cum-extension, I can definitely say they are right pains. And that was only moving it four or five meters - though through and over a lot of other furniture.

    I hope it goes okay for you, Edwin.

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    1. Yeah, I once got months of sciatica through moving a full filing cabinet (on my last day of work!). No something I'm keen to repeat!

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  4. Best of luck with the move Edwin, it can't be easy at this time.

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