Well after a false start in 2008 & nearly 2 months of searching this year, we’ve found ‘our’ new home. Such a relief. It’s smaller than our current home but we plan to do some serious de-cluttering before we move, so it should be plenty big enough.
Paul has been in Melbourne all this week searching, 2 maybe’s that didn’t pan out & then this. I knew the right one was waiting for us.
It’s a storeybook cottage, I’ve lusted after them for years but never thought I’d have one. I found it online at 10.30 Thursday night, rang Paul straight away & he rang the agent at 9am Friday morning. He had 2 offers to take to the vendors & said I can show you now, but you’ll have to move quickly. We did, & luckily our offer was accepted. Paul & dd Emma have been back this morning to measure it all up & draw up a plan. The owners were very generous letting them in as they were hosting a big birthday party for their dd.
I can’t wait to start planning where everything will go. There is a study for Paul, an area for Rowan’s computer desk & drums & a sewing room for me.
I don’t cook but this is my dream kitchen. I want the house to have a French flavour & this kitchen certainly lends itself to it.
Lovely timber floors in the loungeroom. I think this room could be made quite ‘Weasleyish.’ :-))
My sewing room–to-be. There will be ‘playing’ of a different variety when I get all my fabric in there. I’m itching to know the measurements to see where everything will go.
Two friends have already put their hands up for the guestroom. Helen will be doing a course in June & will spend the weekend with us. I can’t wait, I’ll take her to Chadstone so we can drool over all the designer shops, then we’ll go to DFO & hopefully find some great bargains.
I rang the Victorian Real Estate Institute the other day for some advise & when I said my dh was in Melbourne looking to buy a house the guy burst out laughing & said, ‘My wife wouldn’t let me loose to buy a house!!’ I assured him he was on a very short reign & I was keeping in touch by phone & email & our dd would be doing the final inspection. As it turned out there wasn’t time for Emma to look before we had to make the offer & I’d only seen the pics on the website but I knew it was the one. So in a way it’s a bit of a mystery house for me. Oh my favourite thing at all the fetes I went to as a kid were the lucky dips, so it’s my lucky dip house.
Another thing I especially love is there is so little needs doing. All the other houses we were interested in needed a lot of work, new kitchens/bathroom/ carpets ripped up & then painting everything inside & out. This house is only 4 years old & only needs 2 bedrooms painted as Rowan didn’t fancy pink or purple.
I might get a little sewing done next week. What with trawling the internet for possible houses, the million phone calls to Paul & being glued to the Winter Olympics as much as possible, especially the figure skating & ice dancing, I’ve sewn nothing!!!