Soooooooooo! I’ve been living here for a week and i have to admit; its been a stressful but also wicked week. The frustrations have been: the unpacking and finding space for stuff, the police and missing ruth. The wicked bits being, my new house mates and living in a nicer house.
The Move: I started moving sat a week ago. On Sat morn I drove round to the new place and met my brother in law andrew. We then picked up his brothers Ford Galaxy – we needed that for the big stuff. We shot back and loaded my desk, the TV and the tv table. After closing the door on his finger Andrew decided we should have a cheeky pint at his rugby club which was enroute. We had a swift one and watched the kickoff of the aftrnoons game. The rest of the day was spent assembling the desk and figuring out where the hell to put everything. After I got that sorted I went back to the house and did a couple of runs in my brother’s car. Here is a really big tip. Trying to move house in a 2 seater mazda MX5 is not adviseable.
Sunday was mostly spent moving stuff in said mazda. When you try it is impressive how much you can stuff in to such a small car. It did help that it was a nice sunny day so i was able to pop the roof down and pile it up. On Monday I spent most of the day cleaning the old place. That was ALOT of work. It was a huge reminder of how disgusting that place was. I spent all day there from about 10am till after midnight cleaning and even then i didnt get it all done. I helped the boys move to their new place too but that didnt take too long. Teusday was the final day. I went round forst thing and my Mom also drove over so i could fill their car with the last few boxes. I finished up the cleaning then called the estate agent and Peter came over and did the final check. All I had left was a chair and my bike so I put the chair on the passenger seat and stuffed the bike behind the seats. Although it did start to spit raining a little I couldnt do anything about it (the roof on the car was down again) so I left South Ealing Road for the last time. That was it. Living in Living in 127 was finally over.
The Fuzz: I then had an experience with the fuzz! Picture the scene. I’m driving through acton in a pretty beat up convertable with the roof down in the rain with a bike sticking out the top! Yeah, I’d pull me over too and that is what the Fuzz thought. It was all quite amusing in how it played out. So they pull me over and by they i mena the huge mercedes police van that had 8 of them in it. They ask me to step out of the car. I admit to it not being my car and so they ask me for ID and do I have my wallet on me? Of course not. They ask where i am going and where i live and i explain about moving house and all that. So they ask if they can talk to the owner of the car so I call my dear brother. While speaking to him another onn asks if there’s anything in the car that shouldnt be in there and i say not at all. Its all clear and i tell them to feel free to have a look. At this stage i was fine when Mr. Bad cop says i appear to be very nervous and is there anything i’ve got to be nervouse about. I say not at all and we continue. Then they find John Paul’s Liscence in my jacket. While I had been cleaning I found it behinmd his desk so i picked it up for him assuming he’d need it.
So I am driving someone elses car with the roof down, in the rain, with no ID on me and someone elses driving liscence on me. It wasn’t looking good. Bad cop asks why i am nervous again and at this stage i am still fine and i say that i’m still fine and not to worry. He then asks if he can search my person and again asks if i have anything on my person i shouldn’t have and again i say no not at all. While i had been cleaning i had picked up various bits of rubbish while hoovering and one of those was a small ziplock bag. You know the kind that could easily be percieved as being a baggie for drugs. It was of course empty but when the police man pulled it out of my pocket he was full of questions. – Really this did not look good at all at this stage.
So next the Sargent wants proof of ID. Luckily I was 2 streets away from my new home. Had I not been they said they would have arrested me. Also they did their checks on the database and i was not being shown on the insurance database. My dear brother had forgotten to renew me on the policy. OUCH! So two of the fuzz boys walk round to my place with me to find some ID. It’s here that they see I have just moved in and i was unable to find any picture ID of any sort. They were very cool abaout it as there was some mail for me and i had various scraps of stuff around which was proof enough for them to prove i was who i said i was.
When we returned to the car they had comfirmed i was not on the insurance and so issued me with a penalty notice and i have to go down on tuesday to produce my documents. I of course have not been able to find my liscence so I am a little worried. I dont know if i will get the full 6 points or if i show that i am now on the insurance if they will let nme off completely but its worrying all the same. I guess I’ll find out tomorrow.!!! – At least is happened on my last trip.
Sortin Stuff: So now I am all moved in. The whole week has been full of sorting through stuff and getting my setup all working. Its been good but frustrating all at the same time. The only real hicup was one of my twin monitors died. I am not happy with that. Gonna look into flatties soon.
So Its been a hectic full week. Its almost over now. Ruth is back. Jus gotta do a few final things and i’ll be set!!!!