Or that was the week that was.
And what a week it has been. with the mortgage offer deadline dangerously close we exchanged and completed in two days, during which I had to demolish the entire ELR.
So here we are with a much bigger house, on the fringe of Stoke on Trent, and a much smaller garden.
I've sold two of the wagons from the ELR, and I'm desperate to get rid of the lifted 16mm rail to replace it with a portable line.
There are a lot of options for 7/8ths and 16mm lines in the garden, more than I realised when we viewed. I might even build some small dioramas in the less accessible places.
Indoors I'm torn. I've committed myself to n gauge by buying Gerald Road to reconfigure it as a new Tanat Valley-based line.
Being so close to the Caldon Canal I'm keen to build an OO industrial line, with a Cromford and High Peak vibe. Also in OO I want to get the East Coast light railway out of my system.
I still want to build a simple OO9 layout to use my Festiniog/Penhryn locos on, and simple is the keyword.
As predicted Flemish Quay suffered badly during the move, but nothing terminal.
Then there is the big project. What that will be will depend on how I come to terms with access to the loft.