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You could own this.
« on: October 06, 2017, 03:33:36 pm »
After 22 years here we have sadly come to the decision that we can no longer keep the garden up to the standard we think it deserves, so we have put it on the market and are going to look for a bungalow with a smaller area to play in.
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62117284.html

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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2017, 08:04:28 pm »
That is sad news Eric. You have given us much pleasure over the years with your photographic accounts of your "Garden Tours".

I'm pleased to read you still intend to play in the garden of your new home. That will be exciting!

I wish you all the very best for the future.

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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 05:44:38 pm »
Had to put the house back on the market. The first house in the chain has lost its buyer. Gutted!

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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2018, 04:46:43 pm »
That is very disappointing Eric. I hope you get a better price for it next time!

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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2018, 06:08:41 pm »
What a shame. It is of course a bad time of year to sell. Wishing you lots of luck!

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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2018, 05:39:17 pm »
Official confirmation in the post today that they have pulled out of buying ours. Annoying to say the least.

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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2019, 05:32:11 pm »
Since I last posted in here, we have kept the house on the market and at last we seem to have sold it. The buyer came for a second visit the other day and confirmed that she intends to proceed. We have found a bungalow in town with enough garden to give me somewhere to play. Fingers crossed it all goes through smoothly.

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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2019, 09:01:18 pm »
That has been a long process Eric. I hope all goes well for you in this latest agreement.
Your new house sounds like something you are going to enjoy! It would be nice if you were moved in by spring so you can see a full season of what's in the garden already.

I wish you both health and strength to enjoy it!

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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2019, 09:06:14 pm »
You want stress? Try selling and buying a house!

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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2019, 07:38:00 pm »
Yes, we have experienced that a few times.
Moving gets more difficult each time - especially if "one" is a hoarder ::)
I wasn't into gardening at the time of our last move - so no plants to worry about.
You have a few of them - and then there's all that stuff in the Alpine house :o
I wonder what you are thinking???
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« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2019, 10:17:12 am »
New garden is much smaller. Probably shady too, so most of my Alpines would not like it.  No greenhouse there either, but there is the base for one. Survey has thrown up a few problems which vendors would need to  deal with before we go any further. Gas heating boiler does not seem to work for example.
Here we have had to find out if we need a permit for our Septic tank. Try understanding the Environment Authority rules on that!. (As far as we can see as the system is probably 119 years old it does not need a permit). It is such a slow process,

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« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2019, 03:59:47 pm »
Typical Gov't documentation. Loads of guff to read through and then right at the end "If your system was in place before 1983 then none of the above apply." So why not say that first and save a lot of time and effort?
Went for another look at the place we want after getting the survey. All but the gas boiler and where they had removed a gas fire, are really not as bad as the survey would seem to suggest. At least nothing needs doing before we could move in. The Gas boiler was on, but it did not fire, possibly because it was switched off in the house. Still it needs servicing before we go. Now I just want it all to go through. Every time we look at the place we like it more and more.

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« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2019, 04:42:32 pm »
That's better today Eric and its good to read that you really like the new place!

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« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2019, 09:02:00 pm »
Well the documents arrived today. All very complicated. Hope our sale is going through as well as our purchase.

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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2019, 05:39:50 pm »
Seen the Solicitor and signed all the documents. Only fly in the ointment is that he thought the price was too high so he is going to ask if it can be reduced. Will still go ahead if they refuse.

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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2019, 12:36:13 pm »
Price agreed upon. So it looks like go ahead for the moment.

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« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2019, 10:35:39 am »
You'll be a happy chappie when this is all over Eric!

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« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2019, 05:34:00 pm »
Moving on March 18th. House full of cardboard boxes from the Removal company.

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« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2019, 09:43:53 am »
Good luck with all of that Eric.
Glad to hear you are finally making that move.

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« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2019, 08:54:31 pm »
good luck from me too. A big step.

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« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2019, 12:49:33 pm »
Thank-you. Packing has begun. So has the bleeding. Sliced my hand open, not bad, but inconvenient.

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« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2019, 12:55:47 pm »
Boxes to the left of them, boxes to the right of them. Boxes, boxes every where . Last day here. Last ever bath last night (shower only in new place). Going to be very naughty and take some garden stuff down this afternoon. No idea when we will be back on line so wish me luck and have a good day.

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« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2019, 07:16:03 pm »
Boxed in eh?

Good luck to you Eric!
We look forward to you being back on line in your new home.

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« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2019, 10:27:14 am »
So we did it. Parts of it were easy (watching the men load the van) parts of it were very stressful (waiting for the money to go through) Then we found that the heating did not work so were a bit cold the first night.  Boiler has now been serviced and all but one of the rads are warm. But the oven does not work.Fan comes on but no heat from the element. As you can see BT came and put in a new telephone line and connected us up. Seems ok up to now. Having trouble connecting the washing machine as we cannot so far find a socket for the plug. There must be one as they left a dish washer in the next space under the worktops and that works. Also the floor in the kitchen makes moving the machine incredibly hard as they do not slide over it.
Cats are VERY stressed, but what else can we do with them?

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« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2019, 09:58:37 am »
Very best wishes and I hope you are settling in well Eric.
Have you had time to have a survey of the garden?