Monday, 14 March 2016

So are we moving this Wednesday?.................

NO!

Honestly, this whole business has been very silly .................BIG Understatement!
Our buyers late application for a mortgage from Barclays has caused all the problems, and Barclays being exceedingly s...l...o...w   to sort it out.  The new date is March 22nd, although I'm not holding my breath.  Had to ring 5 removal companies before I could find someone to shift us and they are costing £200 more than the ones we had booked for the 16th. Then of course because we still haven't actually exchanged contracts this can't be a definite booking either. It was getting me down but there seemed to be no point in fretting so I'm now just going with the flow and doing a Gallic shrug " whatever".

I shall ring to change the delivery date of the cooker and the mail re-direction. I've given up phoning about water and phone so maybe the new owners are paying for what we use this week. Tough!

I've just finished reading Bill Bryson's latest book - The Road to Little Dribbling. I read Notes from a Small Island years ago and this is a sort of update, a new look at the quirkyness of  Great Britain. I smiled a lot through this book, just as I did through 'Notes', but why does he need to use the F word quite so much? It's usually when he is imagining what he would say to some idiot he has come across on his travels, so he isn't actually saying it, just thinking it, so why write it? That makes me sound like a prudish old person which I now know I am!


Back soon
Sue


26 comments:

  1. sending lots of postive thoughts your way +++++++

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  2. Grrr bloody bankers ! Got everything crossed for you for the 22nd X

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  3. Hope it all works ou tfor the 22nd Sue. We went through this when selling a barn for conversion, but nothing like as bad as you as we weren't living in it.

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  4. Our moving was so stressful, it took 5 months even though there was no chain and the house was empty! I literally had to ring them every day to harass them. I'd recommend that...or they will prioritise other ones. Or just send the same email everyday, haha xx

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  5. Sheesh! Everything crossed now for the 22nd.
    Giggled my way through 'Road to ~~~' myself, although found some of his references to certain people a little harsh. Wondering if the over use {I think so to} of the 'F' word has to do with the years since 'Notes' was written and the general change in attitude, and use of, language? I shall be prudish with you!

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  6. How frustrating with the changing dates for the move! Hope it all works out well for the 22nd. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

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  7. You are dribbling slowly towrds your move. I hope it works out for you.

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  8. What a pain. My friend came for brew this morning. They were supposed to complete in December but the buyers kept putting it back. It was all finally done and dusted last Friday. It's so frustrating because short of pulling out and starting over there's not much to be done about it. xx

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  9. oh Sue I do hope things are sorted for you soon, we went through a similar thing except our buyer insisted they wanted to move in ASAP so we moved out and started renting somewhere else then they pulled out and left us paying mortgage and rent for another 6 months until we got a new buyer!

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    1. Oh My Goodness, that sounds expensive

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  10. Here's hoping!! I have that book, haven't noticed any particular language in his books before, I will look when I read it. I don't think you are a prude though, although if you are, I am too! xx

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  11. Think positive. 22nd it will all happen without a hitch.

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  12. Moving house is always stressful. I'm amazed that all the people involved do it for a living. Somehow it always seems like there first time!

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  13. A move is stressful enough with all this other mess !
    I like Bill Bryson's books and have the new one but no time to read it yet. Really don't like all the bad language either.

    cheers, parsnip

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  14. I don't do anything until exchange. Got badly let down a coupl of years ago with some buyers who dropped out on the day of exchange and there's not a thing you can do about it.

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    1. DAY OF EXCHANGE! Now I'm really worried!

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  15. I am sorry to hear about how you are being messed around. I do hope it is sorted soon for you both.

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  16. Sue I do so hope you and Col get sorted very soon.x

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  17. How frustrating for you! Moving home can be so stressful. I hope everything goes more smoothly now. Hope Col next Chemo session goes ok. Sarah x

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  18. They do say that moving house is one of the most stressful things, I'm sure you'd agree with that with where you're at now. I do hope this new date comes off for you, you must be totally fed up by now.

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  19. So sorry to hear you are being messed around, must be so frustrating, wishing you well for the new date, will keep everything crossed for you.

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  20. I agree with you entirely with the over use by Bill Bryson of the "f" word. I have just commented on a books website about what appears a chick-lit novel that has the heroine (speaking to herself) and referring to her ex as a "t*at". Is this really necessary, I wonder? It's certainly put me off the book. Like you, I'm not a prude but vulgar expletives should be saved for when they really need to be used for good effect. I sometimes wonder if when a novelist uses such a word she really understands what "t*at" means. She's using it in this instance about a male, which makes this vulgar expletive incorrect anyway!
    You will be moved soon ... onwards and upwards, chuck.
    All good wishes to you and Col!
    Margaret P

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  21. I have been thinking of you too especially this morning and wondering how Col is coping after his chemo yesterday.
    If 22nd isn't your moving day will you have to open up your site for Easter?
    Did you take any advanced bookings for the new owners?
    I do hope not as I'm sure you have more than enough to cope with at present.
    Have you a gripping book to escape into for a few minutes every so often? Sue

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  22. Should have read "you two" !! Sue

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