OK, let's see... Where to start? Hmmm...
Last weekend our fire alarm kept going off for some reason. We still aren't sure why. Nothing was on fire or burning or anything, and it's run by electricity backed up by battery power (and we know the electric was fine... We were watching TV). Everything seemed fine, so we just opened up all the windows to let air circulate and turned it off each time it went off. After a bit it stopped. We'd have called someone, but we already had someone coming on Tuesday to check it and the boiler (anual maintenance check), so we figured since it had stopped we'd leave it until then. It hasn't done it since, and the guy couldn't find any logical explanation for it. All we can come up with is that there was something in the air, and it quit because we opened the window and that "something" went out the window. Like I said though, it hasn't done it since, and he checked the wiring and everything, and it's fine. We don't know for sure what that was all about. He's as confused about it as us.
He's also as confused as we are about why the guys who installed the boiler last year put the pipes for it outside where cold weather will make them freeze (which was the issue we had when we had that really cold weather this past Winter).
We've got most things all packed up. There are a few items we just haven't gotten to yet, but mostly what's unpacked is stuff we use daily so can't pack until the last minute. We're packing up the things that we just hadn't gotten around to yet some time in this coming week, since then it will just be the "can't pack until the last minute" items that we have to pack when everything - the place being ours, and a moving date - is confirmed. In theory we "should" know by the middle of September (if not before) that we definately have the place and when we're moving in to it.
I do now know a lot more about the place - and really hope we get it, since it's in a great spot, and sounds like a perfect place for us - but, as I said, I'm not giving more details until all the papers are sorted and we know for sure they're happy for us to take it. Basically they need to check to make sure we have regular money coming in, make sure we're real people, and make sure we generally pay our bills.
I'm not sure if he understands what's going on, but Kero gets quite excited when we mention the upcoming move. We have told him about walks by the seaside, train rides, town being close enough that we can all go (instead of it being easier to just send Kelly), etc, so he might have grasped that at least. I just hope he's as happy about it all during the actual moving part!
I've finished the first of the blankets I need to knit up. I'll get photos for you soon. I should get a decent amount of knitting done during my first few days of being in the new place at least because we wont have internet for at least a couple of days (not sure how long... Depends how long it takes the phone company to sort it out).
I haven't made any new cards in the past week or so, but I will be making a couple this coming week that will be needed before the date when we should be moving or just afterwards. I figure I'll get all the cards I'll need between now and the end of October sorted, then I know I'm covered if we're a week or so later than hoped with moving, and I know I can focus on knitting projects and getting things unpacked and sorted for the first couple of weeks after we move.
I did decide to completely block the Facebook games. Apart from a couple of, "why aren't you helping me on the games?" type questions from one or two people there doesn't seem to be any issue for people, and it's LOADS easier for me to just go in and check what people are up to (which is all I wanted to be doing on Facebook). :)
I'm pretty much all caught up with that stack of movie and book reviews I had waiting on my dashboard to get posted. There are a couple still to post, but only a couple. Sorry for mostly just posting reviews lately, but between being busy with sorting moving plans and having all those reviews waiting to get posted... Well, it just seemed like the simplest and most logical thing to do. Like I said though, I've only got a couple more reviews that are waiting to get posted, so until I read and watch more stuff there will be a gap in review posting (well, other than those other couple, which will be going up some time in the next week). It probably wont be long before there will be more - I've started reading the Twilight saga, and I have a few other books waiting to be read, and there's bound to be a movie I haven't seen before on TV at some point in the not too distant future - but now that I'm caught up I can post reviews as I watch and read things again... YAY! LOL!
The weather's been pretty good here lately. It's been alternating between being nice and sunny some days and miserable and wet other days. It's easy not to mind the wet days when there are dry ones in among them though.
That's all I have to say for today. Except that my thoughts are with all who were in the path of the hurrricane that's tearing through the US. I hope everyone is safe!
*Hugs going out to any in need of them*