I have decided that the only way to get through these last few days until next Thursday and moving day is to catalogue a list of things which must be done each day and then do them - ticking each one off as I go. Then, although the house is in chaos, at the end of each day i have a sense of satisfaction at a job done. And so it was today as my taxi drew up to take me into town.
Nails done - tick; hair done - tick; a walk down the Market Square to the Post Office and Co-op - tick; then snag number one as I drifted round picking up things I needed only to find that my bags were really too heavy. I staggered down to the Electrical Shop and bought a new Tumble Drier (to be delivered when I move in) and then rang my taxi to collect me from there.
After lunch I made myself set up Direct Debits for all the Utility Services at my new property. I didn't feel like doing it - when one is very deaf, as i am, speaking on the phone is not easy. But everyone was most kind and helpful and before long I had them done in time to go down to see my Solicitor. So a cup of coffee and a scone in a cafe in town then home again.
Now it is pouring with rain. Tess will not go out although she has not been out since half past nine this morning. Hatches are battened down and all's right with the world. For today at any rate.