Its been a while since I posted, but in my defense, I do all of the paperwork, taxes etc. since returning to the UK. Not that I mind, as I have always enjoyed bureaucracy (don’t judge me), however, moving 2 people, a cat, and a business across continents in the middle of the year is always tricky. Lots to get sorted.
I feel that once all my ducks are in a row I will feel like I am home. Right now I am rushing from one thing to the next with regards to property, taxes, and all the other shit adults have to deal with.
Custom ring crafted by urbanIron
My original plan (back in Toronto) was to move to the UK, buy a rig, and get settled in. In practice, with the amount of delays we have experienced I have opted to disregard most plans and simply work with what I have and when I can. Bought a kickass Hitachi external HD (heavily recommended in case I don’t review it), and I am in the process of sorting 5 years of data chronologically. This includes thousands of photographs that I have yet to sort through. I will upload them like I am doing today (sporadically, as visual breaks for the blog). I feel like sometimes its best to just give up and accept that shit goes south and there is nothing you can do about it.
My fuck you list has been growing and growing for the past month with the amount of hurdles we have dealt with and had to overcome. I am at the point where I am just exhausted trying to reason with the world. Much easier to just give up (sometimes) and go with an alternative. After spending 3 weeks banging our heads against a wall with HSBC UK, we gave up and got Elise’s banking shit done at Barclays.
Just walk away is frequently excellent advise and I need to start doing it.
So, fiber is going to be installed in our new (pretty) crib on the 19th. At that point we can theoretically move in, but I imagine we will want to get some stuff sorted out before the big move. In any case, it’s a step forward and I will happily take it. Frequently feels like plans move at the pace of molasses, but I think that’s mostly me expecting the world to move at my pace.
Pro tip; it won’t.
One of Avery’s paws
I do have some very, very long blog posts planned detailing some of the fuckery we’ve experienced, but until I can sit down in my own home, on my own chair, and with my own cup of tea in my hands, I will stick to sporadic updates interspersed with pretty (in my opinion) photographs. No way can I currently handle doing anything more in depth with all of life happening around me.