Archive for August, 2012
the estate agent suggested before that we move and then put the house on the market empty. This idea, while appealing, caused me some stress as I’ll lose my pension but then we’d still need to continue to pay the mortgage until the house sold – being 2 months in front meant if it sold fast all would be good but if not well then there could be difficulties. So I rang the bank today to check that if I stopped the payments I could make partial payments fortnightly to extend the 2 months that i’m ahead….she said yes of course but then also added that I wasn’t 2 months ahead I was actually 4.5 months ahead. Now that information sure does change things a bit. So Now the plans have changed a little. House won’t go on the market on the 1st September, we shall leave it a week or two longer and sell it empty. So this means that this weekend I can focus on repainting the kids new rooms and getting them ready. Then we move stuff. Get rid of excess stuff and clean the empty house. So should *hopefully* be all done in the 2-3 weeks!
I picked up some new wooden bunk beds that I bought on ebay ($150 bargain) today and took them around to Lee’s place for the boys. We haven’t put them up yet because the boys are objecting to a bright pink room so we need to repaint. This weekend we are re-arranging some furniture over there this weekend so we can empty out the pink room and repaint. the other bedroom is brown and a bit dark so we will repaint that one too then they will both be ready for furniture. Picking up Corey’s new tallboy (a bargain at $60) tomorrow morning – aparently he has outgrown Thomas the tank engine. Yogi painted the tallboy with thomas the tank when Nic was little (Nic is going to be 19 in a couple of weeks). Didn’t have the heart to repaint so passing it on to another little Thomas fan. Hopefully this weekend we will also get the rooms over there painted this weekend so we can start getting them sorted out (not that we can move just yet but will start moving some things over.
Getting excited now – although a tiny bit stressed as really there is a LOT to do but now we are more at the ‘what goes where?’ and ‘what do we keep and what do we get rid of?’ stage…..we can justify two bread makers (one white loaf and one fruit loaf at the same time) but two lawn mowers (both less than a year old and identical) we just don’t need!