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Old 01-11-2019, 07:12 PM   #31
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So today I reduced a box (15 × 15 x 20 inches) of my late dad's papers to a one inch file to take with us; a book, some narrow guage railway tickets and a photo of a dog for my brother; a two inch pile of genealogy correspondence for the cousins- once-removed; and a lot of stuff for the bin.
Quite therapeutic once I got stuck into it
I didn't have the best relationship with my dad. He wasn't an easy man to know or love. The papers I've chosen to keep include the testimonials from his earliest jobs which describe him as a younger man, more rounded and willing to become involved (less ground down and cynical, perhaps) than the man I remember. And the synopsis and introduction to a book he never wrote about man as an animal (he was a zoologist and an educator).
I found some old family photos I didn't know I had and scanned them before adding them to the pile for the cousins.
Another box tomorrow, though I am more sue of what's in it.


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Old 01-12-2019, 12:44 AM   #32
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You've sorted and examined everything so you know what you're binning. I'll bet $100 you won't regret divesting yourself of that baggage.
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:22 PM   #33
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Today instead of facing more family stuff I destashed about a kilo of yarn.


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Old 01-12-2019, 02:41 PM   #34
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I found this picture on the net, but Limey tells me it's not really boxing day, it's January 3rd.
I acquiesce to her knowledge of empty liquor bottles.
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Old 02-03-2019, 03:04 PM   #35
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I’ve not done well in keeping you guys up to date here. We’ve just spent a weekend in our new home, are going back to the old place tomorrow to prepare for the final move on Saturday.
We dropped the moggies off at a cattery on the way here so that they miss out on the worst of the upheaval.
It feels like home here already. It was more like arriving at a holiday cottage than a newly bought house on Friday. Warm, welcoming, well-stocked drinks cupboard, beds ready made, coffee and milk in the fridge, fire laid ready to be lit. Just perfect.
We’ve had one sunny day and one rainy day.
The house sellers were extremely well liked locally even though they were holidaymakers and not living here full time. One canine neighbour came to the door, he could hear that someone was here and so barked, expecting to be given, I think, a welcome and a dog biscuit (there’s a box of them in the kitchen cupboard). He’s going to be disappointed from now on, as we have to think of our cats’ welfare here now. Other locals who will feel the change include the bird population in the hedges around the house ...


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Old 02-03-2019, 05:35 PM   #36
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When do the Cats come home?
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:01 PM   #37
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When do the Cats come home?


11th or 12th February, when we’ve quelled the mayhem in the new house a bit. We miss them already.


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Old 02-03-2019, 06:05 PM   #38
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Poor Kittehs, they miss you also.
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:18 AM   #39
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So did you buy the place furniture and all so you can leave furniture in your old place for renters?

I plan to rent it btw.
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Old 02-04-2019, 05:59 AM   #40
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Does Easdale have a lot of birds, a lot of types of birds?
I wonder if there are enthusiastic birders on the Island.
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:35 AM   #41
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This wee boat is the ferry. Household removals all take place using this vessel. This is why the sellers of our new home left just about everything behind.
Yes, it is handy in that we will leave or Arran house furnished for our tenants. There will also be a bit of furniture swapping as we take the things from Arran that we want to live with, and replace them with similar items from our Easdale home.

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Old 02-04-2019, 06:37 AM   #42
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I don't think it is especially a twitchers' paradise. There are five other cats resident there at present I believe.

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Old 02-04-2019, 06:42 AM   #43
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Thank you, I didn't know bird watchers are called twitchers. Not even 7am and I've learned my thing for the day so can coast.
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:43 AM   #44
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How is refuse/garbage handled, is it shipped out some other boat?
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Thank you, I didn't know bird watchers are called twitchers. Not even 7am and I've learned my thing for the day so can coast.
The term twitcher, sometimes misapplied as a synonym for birder, is reserved for those who travel long distances to see a rare bird that would then be ticked, or counted on a list. The term originated in the 1950s, when it was used for the nervous behaviour of Howard Medhurst, a British birdwatcher

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