Thursday, January 18, 2018

Up Sticks

For some time the wife and I have been contemplating Anno Domni and it's inevitable deleterious effects. This has not been in a morbid way but a pragmatic approach to advancing years. We live at the top of a looong steeeep hill which neither of us manages to climb well, but 30 years ago when we moved in was somehow less steep and shorter. All of our small town's facilities are, of course, at the bottom!

Elsewhere in the town new developments are being built and we thought that it would be nice to have a brand new house, on the flat, within walking distance of shops, doctor, and of course the obligatory coffee shop. So last October we went to see a show house.

We were blown away. Facilities that didn't exist 30 years ago, like wifi are built in and en-suite bathrooms that we thought were a luxury come as standard. Double glazing, state-of-the-art insulation, central heating too all provided. Why have we not contemplated a move before now? We were in love!

Unfortunately the builders will not take a deposit until we have a firm offer on our property, which has been, and is, elusive. We keep in touch with the sales people and our preferred house is not yet built, but time is running out.

This week we have had three viewings. No feed-back yet but one seemed to take more than an hour, is that good or bad? We continue to de-clutter and to keep the place tidy. We have also redecorated the main living room and have new furniture so that it all looks very smart. There's also a great view. Someone must want it, please. Maybe a price adjustment, we're open to offers of a reasonable level.

No wonder it is said that moving house is stressful, almost as much as having children!

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