Scary exciting is such a weird feeling……
Tuesday: Afternoon; Message from the bf saying that a bungalow was up for rent and not expensive! Evening: a little drive to have a quick look, but it’s dark! Email asking about kitchen as there is no worktops/cupboards showing in pictures.
Wednesday: After work have a look through the windows of bungalow, both of us like it. No real kitchen, but that’s workable with. Email asking for a viewing on Friday.
Thursday: Panic about what we’re looking at doing. Both of us still at home, have never needed to leave.
Friday: View bungalow, fall in love with it! Contact letting agents saying would like it, as soon as we got back to the bf (about 10mins after leaving the property. They said would send us paperwork for application after speaking to landlords. Tell parents (was quite scared telling mine!) My parents offered to buy us a washing machine if it goes through, the bfs parents offered to buy us a cooker. Bungalow is a blank canvas, with no real kitchen either.
Saturday: Still waiting to hear from letting agents.
Sunday: Letting agents closed.
Monday: Phoned letting agents around 9.10am (Thought I’d be nice and give the 10 mins to settle in for the week). Apparently another couple have been and looked at the property, and they are first choice. I said that we needed to know so we could start looking for something else, but the letting agent lady implied that we still had a chance, especially if she hadn’t heard back from the couple by the end of today……she knew who I was with out telling her, so fingers crossed….
Tuesday: Called letting agents….again! Had to get them to call back as they were busy. The girl I spoke to this time didn’t know that I hadn’t had an application form. She sent one through straight away, with was duly filled in and sent back this evening.
Wednesday: Received email saying that she’d got our application, but to let us know that they’d received one form another couple. An angry me fired off a polite email saying I was disappointed that we had been put in this situation as I’d phoned them immediately after viewing and again on Monday to chase, but didn’t get an application form until yesterday. About an hour later, received an email saying that the property is ours subject to the relevant checks…… Joint account set up this evening. BF getting very stressed and snappy about it all…..understandably!
Thursday: My turn to stress today. Had an email from the reference company saying they couldn’t get hold of my employer…not too helpful as I was at a conference thing….got it sorted though! I have a boss who’s amazing when it comes to sorting personal stuff quickly, but not so much with work stuff!!!
Not enjoying this waiting…….
Friday: The bfs references went back today….. Got a call about broadband etc, so figure they’re happy with references. Unfortunately the lady at the letting agents who’s dealing with this only works Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm, so we guess we won’t hear anything until Monday now.
Saturday: Looks like they are definitely happy with the bfs references, he’s had the broadband message! We’ve been looking at bits and pieces online such as fridge freezer and sofa. My m&d have all the bits stored from when they cleared my grandparents properties on both sides, so today’s mission is see what’s there, what we can use……
We found a few bits and pieces we want. Coffee table, Pyrex dishes and a cheat of draws.
Sunday: Nothing house related today.
Monday: Lady dealing with us at the letting agency isn’t in, but it sounds like we have it.
Tuesday: Nothing from letting agency. Started sorting my stuff…..
Wednesday: AM: Called letting agency, lady was off yesterday too. We’ve definitely got it she’s going to draw up the paperwork and send it through for us to look at. PM: Paperwork has arrived. Pick up keys on Tuesday. Fridge freezer ordered. Broadband and telephone sorted. TV licence sorted. Let rest of family know.
Eeekkkk……we’ve got a new home together!!!
Thursday: Phoned about insurance. M brought us a kettle!!
Friday: Taking the parents to look at washing machines this morning. This afternoon is cookers with the mil. Washing machine and cooker arriving on Thursday like the fridge freezer!
Saturday: Bits and bobs shopping today, that stuff that is mundane but essential like washing up bowls……
Sunday: My dad has given us a worktop for the kitchen, he had it lying around, never got around to using it. Started the sort out of the bfs stuff.
Monday: Bfs Birthday. Weather crap so did unplanned house stuff….got sofa, table display cabinet, ironing board washing up bowl.
PICK UP KEYS TOMORROW!!!
Tuesday: Soooo excited!!! Picked up the keys to our new home this morning…..eeeeekkkkkk……. We figure we’re now proper adults as we have our own phone number, the bf said it’s the thinking about heating oil that does that!! Had a proper lookaround…..picked up my parents and took them for a guided tour, the bfs parents arrived later….
Wednesday: Started moving some of the bf’s stuff in today……….got the bfs bro ‘D’ in to measure up for the small amount of kitchen we want installing. Went kitchen shopping this afternoon.
Thursday: The furniture we got on Monday, the cooker, fridgefreezer and washing machine all arriving today. Bf started putting together the kitchen cupboards.
Friday: Near disaster this morning, loaded the car up last night of more of the bf’s bits, Rosie decided that she wanted a little TLC…..she had a puncture, luckily the guy who does my tyres was able to sort it within 30 mins of me calling him. Went to my home, and starte4d putting clothes in dustbin bags, so that I can sort through them in our new home…..lots of tears from mum. Dad put me up a new washing line, the one there was pretty dirty! D decided to put in an appearance at 5pm to start building the kitchen, the bf was not happy, D left at 8pm! Got a little excited, as we have now got cows in the field opposite us…….
Friday: Our first night in our new home…
Saturday: D arrived early this morning to do more of the kitchen. Went food shopping after SlimmingWorld, and this afternoon I started sort through and washing up everything to be put in the kitchen cupboards. Cooked our first meal tonight!
Sunday: Day off house stuff today…..trip to the annual Kit Car Show.
Monday: Bank Holiday! Finished sorting the kitchen, started on my clothes…..I needed them for work!
It’s been a rollercoaster 4 weeks, and i will take us a while to get sorted, I still have stuff at my parents (seems strange saying that), the bf still has stuff at his parents too….but we have a kitchen, we have a living room and we can get to our bed……
We was sort of looking but not properly for somewhere, this place just came up and it’s perfect for us!