The place we viewed this morning was lovely - won't say too much about it in case it jinxes it; but we have put an application in. Let's call it House No. 4.
House No. 1 Estate Agents have not yet received an offer from yesterday's viewing-person and the vendor has asked them wait until close of play tomorrow; so they will let us know on Monday whether we can proceed with it. I am now not a hundred percent sure that I want to. Both places are lovely - but No. 1 is larger than No. 4 and hence a hundred quid a month more expensive and with higher bills to match.
No. 4 has a small orchard, an existing chicken house and an old pigsty where, A LONG WAY in the future, if one was coping with all the other things in ones life such as children, work and chickens, one might be able to keep a couple of goats.
Shhhhh! Don't tell B.
We have come clean with the House No. 4 Estate Agents about our financial situation and have tried to mitigate it by offering to put down the deposit and three month's rent in advance. [insert strangled noise at amount this comes to in actual, real, folding money-in-our-pockets].
Despite yesterday's Official Slough Of Despair, I feel better today. I think perhaps all the sleeping I did whilst feeling so crappy has helped - kind of not much good whilst it was happening; but a benefit in the long run. I also think that the baby might have turned again. It certainly seems busy enough in there. I've calmed down a bit about all the breech-birth horror stories, too.
B came back last night rather than staying in Birmingham for another day's work today - he said that a) the place he was rigging in was full of forklift trucks as the factory people cleared out their final bits; and whilst this wasn't bad in itself as they were very considerate drivers, b) his head was so taken up with banks, money and houses that he was being a danger to himself and not achieving very much at all.
So he came home and we have spent the day trying to sort out houses, money etc. etc.. Everything is going to bounce out the household bills account on Monday - 1st of the month. I feel dreadful about it; but there's nothing that we can do. Literally nothing - except tell them that we have a bankruptcy hearing later in the week and the Official Receiver will be in touch in due course.
Tomorrow we are looking at another property; nice, but has an application in on it already. And in the afternoon we are meeting friends at Llanfair Caereinion show.
For today, that is all.