I have just moved house. Whoa what a stressful experience it has been! It was frustrating and stressful for around 3-4 weeks! Then suddenly it all fell into place within moments.
My whole house hunt went something like this: I wrote to at least 50 properties thinking I would take anything at some point. Some were too expensive, some really bad looking, some very inconveniently located yet I wrote to them anyway because no matter what happened they either didn’t reply, didn’t have a viewing available, it had already gone to someone else or if I finally had a viewing it didn’t suit for anyone to take me to see it which means that the house obviously went to someone else the next day.
As you know, Ken and I have been staying with Ken’s mum for a few months. Ken’s mum wanted to move and told the landlord she would be out by March which meant that we also had to be out by March, obviously. She had gotten a house which she was doing up to then move into by the end of February. Her new house then got broken into, thankfully she didn’t have many things there, but one window was smashed, one window was open, everything inside was trashed. All they stole, however, was a bible. People keep thinking they were looking for money because the pillows were flipped, letters were opened, her craft stuff was all over the floor, all the presses was opened and some broken. It was all very dramatic. She didn’t want to live there anymore so the house hunt continued for both her and us. The estate agent she was dealing with came down to the house to see what happened and I asked him if he had another house for us to look at. He told us about a house pretty close by and told us that next morning at 9 was the only time he had to show us and obviously there was no way I would let that opportunity go.
We were all up bright and early, Mandy, Ken and myself, to see the house. And bam, there is was. A gorgeous house. It is a great size, bright and you oversee the ocean from our kitchen and bedroom window. It’s amazing. The location is slightly unfortunate, there is only a really small store about 10 minutes away and the rest would be a larger walking distance, but we definitely will make it work because this house is worth it! It was only our second viewing after a weeks of trying!! So that’s what I mean; It was such a strive until whoop there it was, an amazing house. We went to sign the lease one day later and got our keys. It went so fast which felt surreal after the amount struggles.
Later that day Ken’s mum found a house as well where she lives now. She got an amazing house as well. She had been living in the middle of nowhere for so long and she got her wish fulfilled to be part of a community again. She is walking distance to a food store, flower shop(!! so jell I would by fresh flowers every day), and several other places. New struggles always arises, but if you were wondering we all got roofs over our heads now.
I will update you further, for sure, very soon. As you may know I haven't had internet since I moved and the internet guy won't come here before 10th of March and that's just a technician to check it out, when we actually get Wifi I have no idea. On top of it all I had no credit on my phone which means no 3G. Yesterday I topped up my phone so right now I'm using my 3G to post this post.
Every morning Ken and I are up when the sun is and watch the sunrise from our bedroom window and one of the mornings I took the picture below with my phone. I will post better pictures when I have Wifi :)