Well I am at my son's place at Gosford, on his computer. Sandra has been keeping you up to date on most of the basics. I have been staying away from home as much as possible, so as not to have to confront them, and doing that pretty well - packing during the day, then finding reasons not to be at home till late at night when they are in bed. So no confrontations, so far. But still lots of bad-sleep nights.
There has been a lot of doubt and nailbiting about whether they are leaving or not, but it appears they are, which is better for me, because the agent will do the inspection on the Monday after I leave, and I will only really have to clean my bit, which is my bedroom and most of the living room. It will mean the bond will be easier to get, and I will get it sooner. There has been lots of hassle about the bond, but I think it is sorted.
The piano movers yesterday were a couple of idiots, but John was there to back me up, and when they tried to charge me more after breaking a piece off the piano, and taking most of the day to get it there, they finally relented with much grumbling.
Thanks for the shanties. We sang Old Git's one at Frank and Marilyn's session last night. I am going to print out the last part of this thread that I don't have yet, so I will have them all - yours too, Charley. I'm sure everyone will appreciate the free drinks in November, Charley and Brett!
I have a lot to do still, so can't stay here much longer, but it is so great to feel that I have this support from all over the world. This is the sort of thing that keeps me going. So onward and upward! A week from now on can't come too soon for me!