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I should be writing my essay….

but I am procrastinating….suprised? nah didn’t think so! lol

Well after a discussion with the mortgage bloke who wasn’t to confident in our plans to buy a 5 bedroom house together, and also some issues with the new school in Tarniet not having funding approved for the next stage of development which had me doubting my decision to move the boys their….we have had a rethink of our plans.  We are going to sell my place still but then we will move into his.  He has 4 bedrooms and 2 big living areas (and potentially a 5th bedroom in a one room only bungalo out back when the kids are older).  Two boys will still need to share a room but they have to do that here.  The other option would be to wait a few years til I am working and we can improve our chances of getting a loan and frankly the idea was unappealing.  We may decide to look and buy together down the track. For now we just want to be together in one house.  So now I’ve started on a list of what to keep and what to get rid of.  We’ve discussed and are organising additional storage in the kitchen (because I will insist on having such things as flour and baking pans and my food processor) and we’ve talked to the boys about paint colours (cause one of the bedrooms is currently bright pink)!

The upshot then is that I won’t have a big asset anymore (I also won’t have a big debt – or in fact any debt) and I won’t be ‘trapped’ in this house without any options to move.  I will also have a lump sum of money to deal with. Current thought is to invest it and sit on it for 3 months while I think about it.  Leaning toward buying something I’ve wanted for as long as I can remember – a caravan!  Kids would love that too and would give us the opportunity to take off for short breaks or even just in school holidays.  Yes it’s a risk but life is a risk…..and if a man is willing to clear out his cupboard of computer bits so that you can have somewhere to store your (downsized) scrapbooking collection…..well sounds like love to me!

 

best get back to the bloody essay – its only 800 words at present and needs to be 2000 by midnight Sunday

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July 27, 2012 at 1:15 pm 1 comment

I saw the stars again this morning…and they were beautiful

I am still not sure how we can call it morning when the sky is dark and the stars are out but I was up early to drive Lee to work this morning (sometimes he just can’t organise a ride). But this morning it was somehow not as hard to be up (once I’d showered and dressed at least)!  The stars were beautiful and coming back home the sunrise was also beautiful.  And now its not quite 10am and I’ve made a batch of potato, leek & bacon soup for later and a batch of my raspberry, coconut and white chocolate muffins – Lee’s mates are dropping  in later for a cuppa so thought it would be nice to be able to offer them something with it – and hey I just felt like baking.

The estate agent came around yesterday to do an apraisal and tell me what I should fix up before I sell the place.  The bricklayer had been in the morning just before hand to fix some stuff – I had a window bricked up but someone who said they could lay bricks…..but couldn’t as it turned out – it was terrible  – now all fixed and not to expensive.  I have to put the rangehood up in the kitchen (which means finally finishing that little spot of plastering) but other than that just tidy up and tame the garden, declutter as much as possible.  My predictions of value were fairly on the money with theirs….not worth terribly much but I still have a fair bit of equity so should have a good deposit for our new place.

Survived the school holidays – well it wasn’t too hard as kids went to holiday program  a fair bit.  Corey lost his glasses during a holiday program excursion to the movies – they were very apologetic – but I wasn’t too stressed – they were falling apart so I was going to get him in for an eye test anyway.  Gotta love spec savers – ordered on Saturday and he was wearing them Wednesday afternoon!  It should be noted that the jacket he is wearing in the photo was bought for his cousin Nic when he was about 5, it was worn by Eriq later and by Owen and Brett and now Corey so that’s at least 5 boys who have been ‘cool dudes’ wearing it!

Corey James

Corey James with his new glasses

July 14, 2012 at 10:01 am 1 comment


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