Packing up

I don’t even know where 2015 is going. It’s March already…MARCH people! Like…how? I’ve only posted two blog posts this year…so much for my ‘ blogging resolution’ to post at least twice a week.

Anyway, a lot has happened over the last few weeks. My work situation and work load changed, and I’m not quite ready to talk about it yet. This change was unexpected and have some influence on our plans for our move to Namibia. Talking about Namibia, our whole house’s contents were moved up to Otjiwarongo this past Saturday.

packing

When I started doing research to find a moving company in January, I almost had a heart attack when the quotes I received was in the region of R60k to move our tiny 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house’s furniture across the border. I know fuel is expensive but seriously? R60K?! One of the lowest quotes we received was R42k, which we seriously considered taking – until we got a call last week Wednesday to say that one of the moving companies has a shared load available for us…for half the price. The catch? We only had two days to pack up our entire house.

I jinxed myself though, just a couple of days before this call I told my girlfriends ‘I’ll pack up our house in one day, easy peasy – we don’t have that much.’ Um ja, turns out it’s not that easy. We have way more than we realized and there wasn’t much time for spring cleaning. Anyway, we managed to get everything done on time, not without a few twists and hick-ups, but we were definitely happy to wave goodbye to the truck on Saturday. We kept only the bare minimum, so we’re left with a very empty house. The dogs are loving it though, so much space to run and play!

lexie and emma

packing up

I know I keep saying it – but I really can’t believe it’s March already. Now we’re not moving in three months or two months or next month – now it’s in a few weeks. I’m really, really going to miss Cape Town and its people. On the other hand, I’m looking forward to the move to Namibia too. New beginnings, a more relaxed lifestyle plus we’ll be closer to my in laws. Hopefully one day we’ll get to build that house on the farm that we’ve been dreaming of 🙂

For now, we’re planning to enjoy the last few weeks in Cape Town. There are still a few things we want to do here (for old times’ sake) and you can follow our journey on Instagram. I haven’t been posting much there either but I’ll try and be more active!

 

 

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  1. Nelia Fourie -

    Geniet die laaste week of drie! Al gaan jy hoeveel keer in die toekoms weer Kaap toe – dit gaan nooit weer dieselfde wees nie as nou nie.

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