Saturday, July 22, 2006

We move house next week!

Picked up the keys yesterday after a lengthy but straightforward buying process. The sellers dawdled signing papers and agreeing times, we only found out we could get the keys on the 21st late on the 20th.
It'll be a rushed move but we're pretty handy at moving after wandering from house to house over the last 10 years.
A quick look around the place last night turned into a drama as the last people in (house sitter I think) decided to set the alarm and no one thought to tell us the code or how to use the thing. Half an hour of shrill ringing before we found someone who knew someone who knew the people who knew the code.
Once our ears stopped ringing and we were able to look past the left behind tat, dust, cobwebs and green stained sink with a beer can in it, it was nice to be looking at our first home.
It's not fancy but it's big enough to fit us all in, it's practically detached (the bedroom at the back is the only part of the place connected to next door) and is quite private, which is great for me as I like a house less like a castle and more like a cave away from civilization. For people on our measly wage we seem to have been really lucky.
And anyway, we've bought our first HOUSE!!! YAY!!!


I. N. J. Culbard said...
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I. N. J. Culbard said...

The actual process of buying a house is incredibly easy. It's all the waiting around that begins to get a bit annoying. Akin to going into Virgin record store, finding a DVD you want, going to the counter with your credit card, and then waiting four months (sometimes longer) while they figure out the barcode.

In your case, after waiting months to walk out the store with your purchase you set the alarm off because they forgot to remove the security strip.

or some such.

grats on the new house.

Jo Bling said...

It's the selling of a house that's the pain in the posterior.

Hate it.

Congrats on the move, squire, you must be well excited!

paulhd said...

Cheers fellas.
Excited yes, but in a nervous stomach devouring itself sort of way!
Don't like packing stuff at all so I'm trying to mentally transport myself into next week when it's all done and I've got my feet up with a coffee a book and a satisfied grin.

Trump said...

Congratulations on the house. It's an exciting time. When you've finished painting and stuff, will you come to do mine?