Thursday, April 29, 2010


We signed our life, and our house away today.

We finally closed on the house we were selling so it is all done and dusted now.

The appraisal is being done on the one we're hoping to buy tomorrow and then we're looking at closing at the end of next week all being well.

In the meantime we're staying with my parents so I've just had a few beers in the hot tub.

Mustn't grumble!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sign of the times

I have just taken down the For sale sign from outside the house.

I must admit it was a very liberating feeling!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Moving on..

At 4pm this afternoon we heard back that the appraisal on the house we're selling was ok so everything is falling into place.

It's a good job because we're moving out this weekend!

We should be closing on the 30th of April which is only a week away so we're going to be busy this weekend.

We aren't closing on the house we're buying for a couple of weeks yet so we're staying with my parents in the meantime.

The downside of that means we'll have to move twice but I'm sure it will all be worth it once we're in our new house!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Kick and a punch

Last night I felt the baby move again.

It's still very faint but we could even see it as well.

She's a stubborn little thing so when you're waiting to feel her she won't kick but sometimes I get lucky. My wife feels her all the time but the odd time I get to feel it is special.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A faint touch

I think I felt the baby kick for the first time last night.

I think I did.

It was a very faint kick but it's the first time I've been able to feel anything.

My wife can feel her kick all the time so I'm glad I'm finally getting in on the act!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

House news

Our counter counter-offer was accepted a few days ago so things are moving on the house front.

We did the inspection this morning and there are a few things we want the seller to do before we finalise things so hopefully things will run smoothly.

Selling our house is also moving along and with a bit of luck everything will be done and dusted with both in about 4 weeks time.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Offer (Part 2)

We put an offer in on a house last night.

The seller came back with a counter offer this morning so we sent them a counter counter-offer.

We're waiting to see if they bite so fingers crossed!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Snake alert!

I'm just sat waiting for the buyers to show up with their inspector to look through the house.

On my final walk through to make sure every where was tidy I spotted something in the hallway.

I moved a bit closer to see what it was. It was partially obscured but I could see a bit of a tail, and what looked like a head. I thought it was a lizard but it wasn't anything that friendly.

There was a snake in my house!

It was only about 6 inches long but I know it's going to get bigger with every re-telling of this story!

I shouted my wife to come and get rid of it but she was hiding in the bath making it very clear to me that she handles spiders, but any snakes are my responsibility!

I bravely reached for a dust pan and broom and swept it out of its hiding place.

I didn't want it to slide under the washing machine so I had to be quick and I managed to get it into the dust pan where it stopped slithering about long enough for me to get into the back garden.

I think I deserve a pat on the back for rescuing a damsel in distress, and a very large drink!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Baby likes chicken

Last weekend we went to La Madeleine for dinner as my wife was craving one of their chicken salad sandwiches.

Usually, my wife can only feel the baby moving when she's lying in bed at night.

We were stood debating what we were going to have before ordering when all of a sudden my wife made a noise like someone had just tickled her.

The baby had given her a big kick, which was the first time while she's been stood up and out and about.

The baby was probably hungry and tired of waiting for us to order!