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    • Kittencat
    • By Kittencat 5th Feb 17, 2:51 PM
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    Village life
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    • 5th Feb 17, 2:51 PM
    Village life 5th Feb 17 at 2:51 PM
    I feel I need a diary!

    We have had a difficult 6 months but that will change as you will read below.

    Short story - We sold our house 6 months ago and bought an older house in a small village on the outskirts of the town. The house needed work, but not as much as we thought. We were told by our builders that it would take 3 months and 6 months later we are still living with my parents in a very small house.

    We = Husband, myself and little girl.

    Builder has told us it will be another 6 weeks, we are OK with this as it's realistic and he has been fobbing us of far too long now.

    As much as I really appriciate my mum and dad putting us up, rent free, it is really hard. We are in one bedroom, us on a sofa bed and little one on her mattress on the floor beside us. I do feel I have to bite my tongue a lot of the time. I really need my space and own home back now. Everything has been on hold for far too long.

    I was going to start a diary when we move but I feel the need to do it now.
    All our belongings are in storage, if we had known we would still be with my parents 6 months on then we would have found somewhere to rent. We really miss our family time together, just the 3 of us!

    I need to stop moaning and get on with it. Our life is a good one, we are a happy family and very close.

    Money was really good before we bought the old house (have you seen the film 'Money Pit'?). We have the money for the refirbishment 31,000. All our savings and 12,000 Loan from family member. We also have a 25,000 Tesco loan on 3% apr over 7 years which was instead of increasing our mortgage. We have never had big debt before and it scares me if I'm honest. We have good money coming in but I feel we can't do anything until we are in our own home.

    More later........ need a cup of tea.
    Last edited by Kittencat; 05-02-2017 at 2:53 PM.
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    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 8th Mar 17, 7:55 PM
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    Good to hear the kitchen is going well. End of march will be here before you know it! How lovely to have such a big amazing thing to look forward to!
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe"

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    • Kittencat
    • By Kittencat 1st May 17, 9:09 AM
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    Well end of March didn't happen!!

    Carpets are going in upstairs today....yeah! Decorating is half done. Boiler has been installed. Builder is just finishing off little things now. WE ARE MOVING IN ON THURSDAY!! It's been a long hard emotional 9 months.

    I haven't updated for a while (I pop in everyday to catch up on diaries though) . Money is all over the place so I will update all that when we get settled and then watch out money saving we are on our way!!

    BTW I'm never doing a renovation ever again!!!
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    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 1st May 17, 10:12 PM
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    Horray to moving in on Thursday!
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe"

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    • Kittencat
    • By Kittencat 2nd May 17, 7:06 PM
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    OMG!!!!!

    We have a leak coming through the kitchen ceiling. ?bathroom.

    I'm now panicking!!
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    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 2nd May 17, 10:31 PM
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    Oh no, leaks are a pain. What have you found out so far about the source?
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe"

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    • Kittencat
    • By Kittencat 3rd May 17, 5:26 PM
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    Hi Bob

    Well they have investigated the leak and unable to find anything. Builder is happy with the plumbing etc so who knows. If anything happens in the future at least builder is aware and he will sort it.

    The house is just about ready for tomorrow, we are really excited now. Removals are bringing all our stored items (which is everything we own) around midday. Builder is working late tonight to finish electrics and he will be there in the morning also. Decorator is also there until late tonight and will finish a few things in the morning.

    I can't wait to get in, unpack and start our lives again......9months with parents have taken its toll.
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    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 3rd May 17, 11:41 PM
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    Good luck with moving day tommorow!
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe"

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    • Kittencat
    • By Kittencat 19th May 17, 8:39 PM
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    So we are in!!

    Been in now for 2 weeks, builders and painter have been here every day since we moved in......until 6pm!! Today is the first day they have not been here, although today BT came to fit phone line and connect Internet and we had a new garage door fitted (electric wow).

    Mopping and dusting everyday but we are getting there and the house is LOVELY!! Even though it was a long 9 months the workmanship is all high quality. Our kitchen is fab. I've never had a big kitchen. It''s 9 steps from sink to the fridge (I think that novality will wear off soon). Still a lot to do to the house but at least we are now living here. The village is just so nice. Neighbours seem lovely.

    We are off on holidays tomorrow...in this country. Going for a week. Cheapish holiday to one of those caravan parks with children's entertainment. It will be payday when we are away then the money saving begins.

    It's nice to be in control again and to watch what we want on TV. Little one has settled really well she loves her pink bedroom.

    I will catch up soon.

    Xx
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    • Bobarella
    • By Bobarella 20th May 17, 12:55 AM
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    So glad all is going well!! Enjoy your house.
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe"

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    • Kittencat
    • By Kittencat 21st May 17, 8:02 AM
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    Well we are on holidays. We are in a Hoburne caravan park which I must say seems more upmarket than the others we have been to. The caravan is GORGEOUS. I've looked at the weather this week and it looks nice all week, so lots of walks and swimming everyday for the little one. The area we are in is where the money is, it's beautiful with HUGE houses. Lots of dreaming this week I think!
    We have been very MSE so far. We popped in to a supermarket (Mr T) yesterday and bought a weeks shop. Normally we would eat out when on holidays but this week will be different. We have sandwich making stuff for days out. We will have the odd Mccd, and one evening meal out but the rest will be made. Myself and hubby cook so it will be shared. I even managed a run yesterday when hubby cooked evening meal and then myself and little one did some yoga on the decking of the caravan (all made up as I've only been to yoga once).
    Today will be swimming, food in caravan, walk in woods looking for the gruffalo then children's entertainment this evening. We are so rock and roll! I have to admit though I feel so relaxed.
    Catch up later xx
    Last edited by Kittencat; 21-05-2017 at 1:25 PM.
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