I’m writing with the news that I’ve been waiting FOREVER to announce: we’re finally moving house!
On Monday, Keith, Riley and I should [notice I still say “should” as if I don’t want to jinx it] be in our new house. I feel like this has been forever coming – it will be 15 weeks in total, and could have been a lot less – but we will both be SO glad when we’re in and enjoying our brand new pad.
It’s a much more spacious house than our current 19th-century terraced worker’s cottage – we still love it but we desperately need more space for lots of reasons. Plus, after nearly 14 years we felt like it was time for a change and a new adventure. The new house has a big lawn at the back and a private car parking space (coming from London and then living in a town centre means we’ve never known the luxury of being able to park right outside our house without any restrictions). We’ve also not had a hall before (old cottages like our current house have the front door open straight into the living room), and it’s the one thing Keith is most excited about.
In fact, he thinks “we’re posh now because we’ll have a hall”. Funny the things that you get excited about, isn’t it?!
It’s been a long, tiresome process, and Tuesday morning this week was one of the most stressed days I’ve ever had… I don’t often lose my sh*t with people but I came very, very close – you know when you just can’t believe the level of incompetence of people who are meant to providing you with a service? Ones that you’re paying a LOT of money to do so? Without boring you with all the details, I’ll just say I’m glad that I stuck to my guns and said I wouldn’t compromise anymore. We’d done all the compromising up to this point to ensure the sale went through but I was tired of getting nothing back.
But thankfully now it’s happening, full steam ahead.
I’m writing this on Tuesday and scheduling in advance so I’m going to keep this post short and sweet – although we’ve done a huge amount of packing the last bits always take so much longer than you think (my parents moved a year ago and aaaargh did it take ages to pack the everyday essentials you have to leave till last), so I really need to get on with it.
I also don’t want to be having to pack during the World Cup final on Sunday if I can help it. England ARE GOING TO WIN OF COURSE – I say that even though I’m writing this the day before the semi-final against Croatia (on Wednesday 11th). I’m THAT confident that we’ll be in the final (and win!) that I’m not going to come back and amend this draft before the post gets published. The tension and stress of that on top is doing my head in, but we WILL win, I know it 😀
(Hopefully I’ll be able to schedule an #iwillwearwhatilike link up post on Monday in advance as well so don’t miss that.)
Wish me luck, I may be feeling half dead and about 20 years older by Monday night – but happy. I can’t wait to call our new house “our new home”…!
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