Thursday, 13 September 2007

oh for goodness sake ...


Hey, guess what's happened now!

The person who is buying my little house that we have been renting out in S Wales, that is in-part enabling us to buy the new house, appears to be pulling out. On the crappy reason-that-isn't-a-reason that they have 'heard that the house was built in 1950 rather than 1900 and they want a turn of the century house'.

a) Shouldn't this have shown up on their survey, two months ago?
b) They apparently want to use it as a buy-to-let so what the hell does it matter when it was built?
c) What a shitty thing to do this late on in the process - effectively they are saying 'we've decided we don't really like the house after all' about three days before we were hoping to complete.

So not only are we £10k short because of the low remortgage valuation of our own house; we are now £x short from this, too.

Do you think the universe is trying to tell us something?

Still no baby.

I've very grumpy though.

And my tummy hurts.

We are trying to look on the bright side, but it's proving rather hard to find one. In lieu of that, we have just been dancing round the dining room to 'Keep on the sunny side' from the 'Oh Brother Where Art Thou?' soundtrack. Particularly apt because the only trousers I can get in to are my denim dungarees.

Sometimes only twangy music and cheap whisky will do.

18 comments:

  1. I have no words for people who would behave like that, at this late stage. And having 'heard' that it was built c. 1950 - what the hell difference can that make, if they'd liked the way it looked to start with?

    Karma. That's all I'm saying.

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  2. I have no words for people who would behave like that, at this late stage. And having 'heard' that it was built c. 1950 - what the hell difference can that make, if they'd liked the way it looked to start with?

    Karma. That's all I'm saying.

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  3. Last statement - ABSOLUTELY.
    I now love the words to Big Rock Candy Mountain, which I only learned because of that album.

    Moving house is a HIGH STRESS thing. You are officially not supposed to combine it with other HIGH STRESS things like having a baby, getting over having a baby, waiting for baby to sleep nights.

    So maybe your guides and angels, God and all your looker-afters are befuddling your buyers and estate agents and addling their brains, with your best interests at heart?

    Hey, tomorrows date is nice, you think? 14-9 sounds cool enough. Tell that baby its OK to be born at this address, that mummy will adore him/her and not be distracted over idiots and packing cases; then start walking like a space invader and thinking really really reaally big poo (pardon) because we are all holding our breath for you, so you are responsible for waaaay too many purpleish faces!


    (Really? Huge hugs. xx)

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  4. Last statement - ABSOLUTELY.
    I now love the words to Big Rock Candy Mountain, which I only learned because of that album.

    Moving house is a HIGH STRESS thing. You are officially not supposed to combine it with other HIGH STRESS things like having a baby, getting over having a baby, waiting for baby to sleep nights.

    So maybe your guides and angels, God and all your looker-afters are befuddling your buyers and estate agents and addling their brains, with your best interests at heart?

    Hey, tomorrows date is nice, you think? 14-9 sounds cool enough. Tell that baby its OK to be born at this address, that mummy will adore him/her and not be distracted over idiots and packing cases; then start walking like a space invader and thinking really really reaally big poo (pardon) because we are all holding our breath for you, so you are responsible for waaaay too many purpleish faces!


    (Really? Huge hugs. xx)

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  5. I agree with Cheryl - I believe in Fate. And, Fate is telling you, in no uncertain terms, that you must stay put for the time being.

    This is your child's first home, aaaah!

    Obv. when your child deigns to appear which, when you look at the situation, will come when s/he is ready, and you are ready, and Settled in to Stay Put for the time being anyway.

    I am waffling, due to the extreme pressure of awaiting news....

    luv, hugs & stuff, kaz xxx

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  6. I agree with Cheryl - I believe in Fate. And, Fate is telling you, in no uncertain terms, that you must stay put for the time being.

    This is your child's first home, aaaah!

    Obv. when your child deigns to appear which, when you look at the situation, will come when s/he is ready, and you are ready, and Settled in to Stay Put for the time being anyway.

    I am waffling, due to the extreme pressure of awaiting news....

    luv, hugs & stuff, kaz xxx

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  7. This is one of those "you've got to laugh because otherwise you'd cry" situations. It's out of your control so try to put it out of your mind. Easier said than done I know. But the twangy music and cheap whisky helps.

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  8. This is one of those "you've got to laugh because otherwise you'd cry" situations. It's out of your control so try to put it out of your mind. Easier said than done I know. But the twangy music and cheap whisky helps.

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  9. There has to bee another reason; It's far less embarasing to say 'we don't like the house' than, 'we don't think we can afford it now mortgage rates are on the way up and we're vervous about finding tennents (if they use it as a buy to let)'

    I don't really belive in fate but I guess you'll have to go with the hand you are dealt and make the best of it. If the new place falls through, it falls through. Trust me on this there'e nothing quite like moving (including an active office to a home office) with a week old baby!

    I hope the house thing works out for you, but what ever happens you'll soon have the baby you and B have longed for for so long.

    I wish you all well.

    PS you're shitty couple of days, sure as hell beats my shitty couple of dats!

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  10. There has to bee another reason; It's far less embarasing to say 'we don't like the house' than, 'we don't think we can afford it now mortgage rates are on the way up and we're vervous about finding tennents (if they use it as a buy to let)'

    I don't really belive in fate but I guess you'll have to go with the hand you are dealt and make the best of it. If the new place falls through, it falls through. Trust me on this there'e nothing quite like moving (including an active office to a home office) with a week old baby!

    I hope the house thing works out for you, but what ever happens you'll soon have the baby you and B have longed for for so long.

    I wish you all well.

    PS you're shitty couple of days, sure as hell beats my shitty couple of dats!

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  11. Bugger about the house thing. Everyone has (once again) said everything I was thinking when I read it.

    Incidentally, oral nipple stimulation (think about it) worked wonders for a pal of mine and brought her along nicely. My stop/start labour with No3Child was brought to climax (! sorry) with clitoral stimulation.

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  12. Bugger about the house thing. Everyone has (once again) said everything I was thinking when I read it.

    Incidentally, oral nipple stimulation (think about it) worked wonders for a pal of mine and brought her along nicely. My stop/start labour with No3Child was brought to climax (! sorry) with clitoral stimulation.

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  13. "Sometimes only twangy music and cheap whisky will do." - ain't it the truth!

    Cheryl has a point (as usual) about the HIGH STRESS thing...

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  14. "Sometimes only twangy music and cheap whisky will do." - ain't it the truth!

    Cheryl has a point (as usual) about the HIGH STRESS thing...

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  15. AFC has a point. They've made the weakest excuse in the history of the universe, probably because they've chickened out for other reasons. Is your mortgage situation anything like ours? Because over here, things are getting incredibly ugly.

    I hate that this is happening to you! Once you've decided on a new place, you get attached to it very quickly--at least if you're me. But admittedly it will be less stressful to stay in one place while the baby is born and you get acclimated.

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  16. AFC has a point. They've made the weakest excuse in the history of the universe, probably because they've chickened out for other reasons. Is your mortgage situation anything like ours? Because over here, things are getting incredibly ugly.

    I hate that this is happening to you! Once you've decided on a new place, you get attached to it very quickly--at least if you're me. But admittedly it will be less stressful to stay in one place while the baby is born and you get acclimated.

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  17. I'm a believer in the idea that when someone has a reason that makes no sense, they're hiding the real excuse - either from themselves, or from those they're making an excuse to.
    But there's nothing that can be done, so one shouldn't dwell.

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  18. I'm a believer in the idea that when someone has a reason that makes no sense, they're hiding the real excuse - either from themselves, or from those they're making an excuse to.
    But there's nothing that can be done, so one shouldn't dwell.

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