Friday 30 September 2011

Beauorcrats and paperwork

Hi all,
Things are starting to happen and we've been dealing with a mound of paperwork to fill in and sign.  For the sale we have to contend with our mortgage company who, for reasons unknown to me, insist we fill out a mortgage application despite the fact we are transferring our existing mortgage to the new property. 

We filled out a ton of forms the size of war and peace and sent them back on Tuesday.  Worryingly as I type they have yet to receive them.   I would not mind but they contain our passport as such so I hope they do get them.

Oddly though the solicitors have been on the ball and as we have returned their forms both our vendor's and our solicitors have everything ready and are just waiting for the valuation and survey by the mortgage company on the new house.  Will keep you posted how it goes next week.

In the mean time we continue to pack up and have now got on first name terms with the guys down our local refuse tip we've been there so many times!  We're also getting quotes from removal firms as this is looking a daunting task.  One look at the growing pile of boxes in the garage plus stuff we have not yet packed makes me wonder if it is all going to fit in the bungalow.

Hope we are all enjoying the weather?  We are not as hot in as the south herein Chester but we have been getting temperatures of 27 degrees with today reaching 28.  I can though, now confirm the official reason for the heatwave.... I sold my MX5 sports car so now I don't have a convertible the weather will be fine. ... trust me on this :-)

Thursday 22 September 2011

Lofty beginnings

Hi All,
All is progressing well and we now have written confirmation of offers accepted.  With moving fever in the air and the study empty we decided to tackle the loft and Oh my god..... it's time like this you realise just how much we hoard over the years.

After one whole day of shifting stuff, sorting it and boxing it up we could barely shut the study door ( a room 9ft by 10ft).  We are now slowly moving it all into the garage to make room for more packing.

I think we could have done the job in half the time but the sounds of "aaaahhhh" and "oooooh" and "I'd forgotten about this" meant far too much reminiscing was going on by mum and the girls.  Still at least it's one more job done for the move I suppose.

Friday 16 September 2011

Offer accepted!!!

Hi all,
As I type this my hands are shaking. I mean....actually shaking.  It's actually happened at last!   

It's still early doors yet but we just had an offer for the house this morning that we have accepted and the Bungalow we put an offer on has also accepted our offer too!  So we're on the move (we hope)

It's funny how life ticks over and then.... BAM..... events happen in a flash that alter everything.  Having not had a viewing now for 6 weeks we resigned ourselves we would have to sit it out over the Winter.  I had decided to redecorate the study putting it back to a bedroom and then do the hall to make the pace look tidier still.  We would then re-list with another agent to get things moving again

Well the study is nearly finished (hence my lack of posts) and we got a knock on the door last night from a gentleman who had viewed with his daughter a few months back.  He  wanted have another look round and then made a cash offer on the spot but well below our price.  After he continued trying to get the lowest price from me I managed to hold firm and got him up to something near what we thought was our minimum price and we parted company.

This morning he phoned the agent with the same higher offer he had left me with and after a few phone calls he met me half way and we said yes.  I instantly ran the Bungalow's agent and had my offer accepted within the hour.

I'm actually quit emotional at the moment as, provided all goes well, nbAmyJo just took a gaint step closer to becoming a reality.  You cannot imagine how relieved I am that now we can let our builders Fernwood know we can proceed in the spring as planned.   It's still too early to be sure so I'm trying to contain my excitement.

For now though I'm off to get a stiff Scotch and read Peter Underwood's Six part series about life afloat that Jo (coalwoman) posted on her blog a few days ago (thanks for that JO).


Wednesday 7 September 2011

Me Behave!!!

Me, Behave????

Me, behave?
As a child I saw Tarzan's Jane almost naked,
Cinderella arrived home after midnight,
Pinocchio told lies,
Aladdin was a thief,
Batman drove over 200 miles an hour,
Snow White lived in a house with 7 men,
Popeye smoked a pipe and had tattoos, Pac Man ran around to digital music while eating pills that enhanced his performance, and Shaggy and Scooby were mystery solving hippies that always had the munchies.
The fault is not mine!
If you had this childhood and loved it, repost to your blog.

Thanks Jo (coalwoman) for this one.  So...... how many of you grinned then?..... own up :-)