Thursday, 21 June 2007

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Today's things:

  • Ma has been and gone, it was lovely to see her, it really helped me.
  • The obstretician was great - listened to all my worries, we discussed coping strategies and medication and I feel much better about feeling so odd, although I still feel odd. If you see what I mean. I can take up to two extra pills each week at bed-time to help me sleep and have also been prescribed piriton to take if I need it, which apparently doesn't effect the baby but will make me drowsy. Hopefully a few good night's sleep without waking up and seeing things crawling over the ceiling will help. The message was 'you are not mad, these feelings are not completely uncommon, look after yourself and keep plodding on'. I can do that.
  • My chicken-sitters came round for cake, coffee and an orientation session this afternoon and are all set for next week while I'm away. They would probably be slightly more confident if we hadn't been chased out of the garden by the bees from one particular hive, who were annoyed that Ma and I looked in their house this morning. I think the thundery weather makes them grumpy. The bees, not the chicken sitters.
  • We have had an insultingly low offer on the house from the people who came for a second viewing on Tuesday. TWENTY PERCENT under the asking price. I hate all this cocking around that goes with house-buying and selling. We have a house to sell. It is on the market at a fair price. Either put in an offer around about that figure, or bugger off and look at houses in a price bracket you CAN afford. Actually, I think they are warming up for a haggling session and probably can afford the asking price. But still, the same applies. Head games suck.
  • Now I am here on my own again I don't feel great. Quite sad, a bit nauseous and a bit like I want to cut at my arms. I fly out on Saturday evening to join B in Cork for the week. Only another forty eight hours to hang on to my sanity on my own.
  • Pregnancy sucks.
That is all. Thank you, and goodnight.

20 comments:

  1. Glad it helped to see your Ma.
    I'm sorry but for some reason the expression "chicken-sitters" has given me the giggles and continues to do so every time I think of it.
    20% below the asking price isn't haggling, it's taking the piss. Bastards.
    Quite envious you're going to Cork. That part of Ireland looks lovely.
    48 hours "to hang on to my sanity on my own" - there may not be anyone physically there with you but if you close your eyes then there's more than just me there in spirit for you. We love you, Ally. Never forget it.

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  2. Glad it helped to see your Ma.
    I'm sorry but for some reason the expression "chicken-sitters" has given me the giggles and continues to do so every time I think of it.
    20% below the asking price isn't haggling, it's taking the piss. Bastards.
    Quite envious you're going to Cork. That part of Ireland looks lovely.
    48 hours "to hang on to my sanity on my own" - there may not be anyone physically there with you but if you close your eyes then there's more than just me there in spirit for you. We love you, Ally. Never forget it.

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  3. Have your buyers not been paying attention to the housing market? Takin' the piss indeed!

    Your sanity will hold. As steg said, lots of virtual supportive thoughts are wafting you way. Catch!

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  4. Have your buyers not been paying attention to the housing market? Takin' the piss indeed!

    Your sanity will hold. As steg said, lots of virtual supportive thoughts are wafting you way. Catch!

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  5. I agree - taking the piss indeed! Up here you put your house on the market and folk place offers *above* the asking price. Twas a bit of a shock to find that out, I can tell you!

    Another person here sending sanity-hanging-on vibes winging their way south. Hugs

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  6. I agree - taking the piss indeed! Up here you put your house on the market and folk place offers *above* the asking price. Twas a bit of a shock to find that out, I can tell you!

    Another person here sending sanity-hanging-on vibes winging their way south. Hugs

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  7. I agree with Steg, "chicken-sitters" is irresistibly gigglish, and has to be repeated at increasing speed until chortling takes over.

    I think that putting in a derisory offer like that will make you less inclined to bargain, not more. They are idiots. Even if they increase the offer and you accept it, I'd be inclined to keep the house actively on the market, as they might be the types to suddenly decrease their price just before signing.

    Just over thirty-one hours now, time is flying. Have a good time in Cork.

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  8. I agree with Steg, "chicken-sitters" is irresistibly gigglish, and has to be repeated at increasing speed until chortling takes over.

    I think that putting in a derisory offer like that will make you less inclined to bargain, not more. They are idiots. Even if they increase the offer and you accept it, I'd be inclined to keep the house actively on the market, as they might be the types to suddenly decrease their price just before signing.

    Just over thirty-one hours now, time is flying. Have a good time in Cork.

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  9. I know someone who has just put in an offer for a house and offered £2k OVER the asking price. It does happen!

    What's this about crawly things on the ceiling? Night terrors? Ugh..... I have them a lot. Not good. Not much fun. And if you are leaping out of bed with a babe inside ain't good.

    Hugs to you and hope you cope with these last few hours before your flight.

    Enjoy the reunion - even if it was only days since you last saw each other :-)

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  10. I know someone who has just put in an offer for a house and offered £2k OVER the asking price. It does happen!

    What's this about crawly things on the ceiling? Night terrors? Ugh..... I have them a lot. Not good. Not much fun. And if you are leaping out of bed with a babe inside ain't good.

    Hugs to you and hope you cope with these last few hours before your flight.

    Enjoy the reunion - even if it was only days since you last saw each other :-)

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  11. To be honest, I think you'll likely feel odd for quite a while yet. I've been told that it takes five years for your body to right itself after having a baby. I've never managed to make it quite that long (oldest is nine, middle child is seven, current littlest will be two next week), so I'm not sure if that's accurate or not. It will be a while before I know, too, since we found out last Saturday that I'm due February 20.

    Pregnancy sucks, yes it does. It can also be wonderful, and I hope that you get back the feeling of anticipation that you had earlier.

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  12. To be honest, I think you'll likely feel odd for quite a while yet. I've been told that it takes five years for your body to right itself after having a baby. I've never managed to make it quite that long (oldest is nine, middle child is seven, current littlest will be two next week), so I'm not sure if that's accurate or not. It will be a while before I know, too, since we found out last Saturday that I'm due February 20.

    Pregnancy sucks, yes it does. It can also be wonderful, and I hope that you get back the feeling of anticipation that you had earlier.

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  13. Congratulations, Sanbreakity!

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  14. Steg and Z: chicken sitters chicken sitters chicken sitters chicken sitters chicken sitters chicken sitters chicken sitters. *snigger*

    Sanbreakity: Congratulations! NOT being big during the hot weathers seems like a good plan :).

    Everyone: Thanks for all the good wishes. I am packing now!

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  15. Steg and Z: chicken sitters chicken sitters chicken sitters chicken sitters chicken sitters chicken sitters chicken sitters. *snigger*

    Sanbreakity: Congratulations! NOT being big during the hot weathers seems like a good plan :).

    Everyone: Thanks for all the good wishes. I am packing now!

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  16. awe gawd, I knew I should've found the time to check in to the blogs.

    So sad to read that you are so sad. The visit to Cork will do you the power of good.

    You'll not entertain those arses who put in the joke offer. Arses again.

    Though I've not been reading, I have been thinking about you, and sending Good Vibes. kaz xx

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  17. awe gawd, I knew I should've found the time to check in to the blogs.

    So sad to read that you are so sad. The visit to Cork will do you the power of good.

    You'll not entertain those arses who put in the joke offer. Arses again.

    Though I've not been reading, I have been thinking about you, and sending Good Vibes. kaz xx

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  18. Oh, and congratulations from me too, sanbreakity!!

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  19. Yeah, 20% less is a bit ridiculous. At most over here, it's 10%. And that's still a lot.
    Just be straight about it with them, and play hardball back, and that works. My FIL is a real estate attorney, and what he suggested works really well, come back with an odd number back at them, like 236.5 or something. That confuses their little brains, and they think that there must be a reason why, so then they comply a bit better, rather than if you just came back with a rounded up number. Good strategy, it worked well for us.

    Glad Ma's visit was a help.

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  20. Yeah, 20% less is a bit ridiculous. At most over here, it's 10%. And that's still a lot.
    Just be straight about it with them, and play hardball back, and that works. My FIL is a real estate attorney, and what he suggested works really well, come back with an odd number back at them, like 236.5 or something. That confuses their little brains, and they think that there must be a reason why, so then they comply a bit better, rather than if you just came back with a rounded up number. Good strategy, it worked well for us.

    Glad Ma's visit was a help.

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