Wednesday, 21 June 2006

packing and backing

Palm House, setting upFirst, thank you everyone for the supportive comments on Friday. Much appreciated. I am back on form now - I think it was just the one last thing that broke the camel's back and my 'tilt' light came on. Re the firewall recommendations, again, thank you all very much. I am doing some investigating based on everyone's advice - I am liking the idea of a hardware firewall in the office and a software firewall on each laptop for when we are working out and about.

These are three pictures of the gig I missed on Friday - two of the inside of the Palm House at Sefton Park, Liverpool, during the set-up. And one of the outside after it got dark. It was apparently quite difficult to photo.

Palm House, setting upSecondly, rather a lot of things are going on. Good, exciting thing, but it feels a bit like an enormous roller-coaster.

1. Item. All three mortgages are sorted out. Most of the searches are back. We have a provisional moving date of 7th July. Two and a half weeks away. The house is filling up with boxes.

Eeek!

2. Item. Business has gone crazy.

We are moving the office out of the house and in to a shared space with various other companies. It has a cleaner! B is very happy, because it means that we will no longer have to make him empty the bin. There is a slight hitch in that it's not quite built yet; but we estimate two or three weeks. Which is convenient and ties in with us moving out of here.

We have loads of work on the horizon; Marketing Guru has really been doing the business. We are taking another permanent staff member and a three-month contract person on in September.

Palm House, lights from outside3. Item. I have sorted out my PAYE woes by handing it all off on to the accountant and investing in a different kind of book-keeping software. One that actually works. Which is nice.

Today, I am spending doing the VAT return and in between, loading stuff on to a second-hand laptop I have bought for Ma: "I suppose I should get one, dear. I keep thinking I'd like to Google things and your sister is so busy. I only want something that will go on the internet. And perhaps if it could run Photoshop, I could use it to do designs for my pottery.".

If anyone fancies popping round to help me pack, I have five gallons of Elderflower wine that I am prepared to barter ...



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20 comments:

  1. Glad about everything you've mentioned
    that one should feel glad about.

    Splendid idea about the PAYE woes that you've been having - get some other bugger to do it!

    Elderflower wine? Where's my train timetable?

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  2. Glad about everything you've mentioned
    that one should feel glad about.

    Splendid idea about the PAYE woes that you've been having - get some other bugger to do it!

    Elderflower wine? Where's my train timetable?

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  3. Sounds like you are on a roll at the moment. Congrats on all good things happenning. 3 weeks before you move...nothing like last minute planning eh? Hope all goes well and that you soon have the chickens, donkeys,pigs etc happily munching outside the front door.
    Now, elderflower wine...rushes off to find airline timetables.....

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  4. Sounds like you are on a roll at the moment. Congrats on all good things happenning. 3 weeks before you move...nothing like last minute planning eh? Hope all goes well and that you soon have the chickens, donkeys,pigs etc happily munching outside the front door.
    Now, elderflower wine...rushes off to find airline timetables.....

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  5. We use an agency for some of the people LL and I employ. Its fantastic, £250/year, they produce monthly payslips to hand out (and to tell us what to pay), do all the correspondance with the revenue and just send us a payslip quarterly. Then, because they deal with the revenue electronically her majesty's goverment refunds us £250/year! Magic!

    Elderflower wine... helping with a move... elderflower wine... Not an easy choice...

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  6. We use an agency for some of the people LL and I employ. Its fantastic, £250/year, they produce monthly payslips to hand out (and to tell us what to pay), do all the correspondance with the revenue and just send us a payslip quarterly. Then, because they deal with the revenue electronically her majesty's goverment refunds us £250/year! Magic!

    Elderflower wine... helping with a move... elderflower wine... Not an easy choice...

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  7. Moving is darned stressful on top of everything else you are bound to feel stressful!!

    Big hugs and good luck with the move

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  8. Moving is darned stressful on top of everything else you are bound to feel stressful!!

    Big hugs and good luck with the move

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  9. Three weeks! Maybe you should keep that elderflower wine for your own self-sustenance.

    Good luck!

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  10. Three weeks! Maybe you should keep that elderflower wine for your own self-sustenance.

    Good luck!

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  11. Sounds like an exciting time. Good luck.

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  12. Just realised why "business has gone crazy" - it's that fantabulous new website! :)

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  13. Just realised why "business has gone crazy" - it's that fantabulous new website! :)

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  14. Wow, lots going on--congratulations! If there was any way on earth I could be there to help, I surely would. Even if everyone else drank the wine before I got there. :-)

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  15. It's all go! Good luck and hugs and loads'a energy coming your way.

    Sounds very exciting :-)

    And I am so out of the loop I don't know where you are actually going so when I get to catching up then I'll know for sure. It is amazing how fast life moves - only a few weeks ago you had this mad idea about rural properties!

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  16. It's all go! Good luck and hugs and loads'a energy coming your way.

    Sounds very exciting :-)

    And I am so out of the loop I don't know where you are actually going so when I get to catching up then I'll know for sure. It is amazing how fast life moves - only a few weeks ago you had this mad idea about rural properties!

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  17. Elderflower is not available at the Hole In The Ground bar. I'll suggest it next time I'm in there.

    You should enlist the help of all the ex lodgers. They must all be experienced movers.

    Best wishes - Milt.

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  18. Elderflower is not available at the Hole In The Ground bar. I'll suggest it next time I'm in there.

    You should enlist the help of all the ex lodgers. They must all be experienced movers.

    Best wishes - Milt.

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  19. What in the world are you unpacking?

    It looks like stage equipment for a band.

    Looks like fun. LOL! In that hard work kind of way.

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  20. What in the world are you unpacking?

    It looks like stage equipment for a band.

    Looks like fun. LOL! In that hard work kind of way.

    Wager Witch
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