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Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 6th, 2018, 10:11 am
by hickybank
Rainbow wrote:
StokeySue wrote:25 th is Burns night and Australia day, surely Hogmanay is New Year?

Australia Day is Jan 26th and I thought Hogmanay was the Scottish New Year celebrations?

Glad to hear it's all still going well for you, Hicky, apart from the sickness - definitely something one doesn't need when trying to move :hug:

We put our house on the market the Tuesday before Christmas, had 2 lots of people looking on the Thursday and signed a contract on the Saturday!! The buyer wanted it all signed before Christmas!! Didn't expect anyone to look until early January so it's all happening very fast for us too!
It's a cash sale with no conditions, which is great. Over here the buyer has a 2 day 'cooling off' period after signing the contracts, and she had the building inspector and pest inspector come around in that time. So that finished last week and she's paid her deposit - we have to be out by Feb. 9th so have to start sorting things now. Well, we've done quite a bit but have more urgency to get organised now.
It takes removalists between 5 to 10 days to get stuff from here up to Queensland so we'll be in limbo for a while, which will be interesting ;) Moving house is really very stressful - I thinks it rates 3rd after death and divorce :o


Thats great news Rainbow & they say Christmas is the worst tine to sell a house, hope it keeps going smoothly

Against 5-6 days our 2 hour journey seems like a trip to the local

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 6th, 2018, 10:27 pm
by Rainbow
hickybank wrote:Thats great news Rainbow & they say Christmas is the worst tine to sell a house, hope it keeps going smoothly
Against 5-6 days our 2 hour journey seems like a trip to the local

Thanks Hicky.
Christmas here is the summer holidays, and being a beach-side tourist town we have a lot of extra people down here at this time. So it's considered quite a good time for people to be looking at houses, apart from the actual public holidays, of course. Not like the middle of winter in the UK!!
The distance to move certainly seems a bit daunting at the moment. We'll get our car trucked up there rather than driving - it's a small car and we both hate long road trips. Also the price isn't very different!

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 6th, 2018, 10:41 pm
by hickybank
Keep us up to date it will be interesting to see how both moves go, the distance you are moving is hard to imagine over here, you can drive from Lands end to John o Groats in a day :lol: :lol:

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 8th, 2018, 8:39 am
by PurpleLuv
Good luck Rainbow & Hicky on the move & I hope you are feeling better soon.x

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 13th, 2018, 12:30 am
by hickybank
Contracts exchanged today so no going back , move day 25th, packing underway

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 13th, 2018, 2:27 am
by scullion
well, there is 'going back' but it would mean you lose your deposit.

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 13th, 2018, 6:22 pm
by Monnikka
hickybank wrote:Contracts exchanged today so no going back , move day 25th, packing underway


Good luck Hicky!

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 13th, 2018, 7:26 pm
by suffolk
:tu: :tu: :tu:

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 13th, 2018, 8:50 pm
by Zosherooney
Not long now...... thinking of you both .... :luv:

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 14th, 2018, 10:47 am
by hickybank
Thanks everyone, last night we had a small family gatherings,our son & daughter & the grand kids, it was really nice, a few drinks & nibbles & a chat together.
We already have 4 visits booked & we are not down there yet lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 18th, 2018, 8:56 am
by hickybank
Ramping up the packing now with 6 days to go, up to box 40 at the moment & guess what
The blxxdy dishwasher packed up yesterday :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: engineer coming today, why could it have not hung on another week :td: :td: :td:

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 18th, 2018, 1:49 pm
by Zosherooney
I would have 'hand washed' and not bothered repairing...... :? We hand wash if a few days before a holiday as ours only goes on when full and that can take some days to do....

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 18th, 2018, 3:11 pm
by suffolk
But if you're selling the dishwasher with the house it's your responsibility to leave it in working order.

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 18th, 2018, 3:43 pm
by Zosherooney
We bought this house with a shower/tap situation that we only found out about when we actually moved in. There was no way we would have known that there was a complex way of coping with the problem until needing to actually use the shower. We have tried at least twice to have the problem rectified but both (different) plumbers have scratched heads. Hopefully when phase II is underway we can sort the situation once and for all - time will tell !

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 18th, 2018, 3:55 pm
by suffolk
A complex and unusual way of using something ... as long as it works ... is one thing but a broken down non working appliance is something different.
:)

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 18th, 2018, 6:04 pm
by hickybank
End of the day good result, simple fix, the guy was fantastic who came out, when I asked how much he said just give me a tenner for the call out, so pleased I gave him twenty, what a relief

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 18th, 2018, 7:03 pm
by suffolk
:D :tu:

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 21st, 2018, 7:23 pm
by hickybank
Packing almost done, another couple of boxes should do it.
No more cooking to do as invited out or eating out until move on Thursday
Started cleaning kitchen at 7.00 this morning finished 11.30, wow it has never looked so clean
Went to son & DIL for dinner today, a lovely rib of Beef, followed by Pavlova & nice wine, I needed the break
Hopefully tomorrow will see it all done, thank god

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 21st, 2018, 7:36 pm
by suffolk
Sleep well Hicky ... you've earned it :) :tu:

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 22nd, 2018, 8:20 am
by PurpleLuv
I remember H moaning at me for spending days cleaning my old house when sold, I saw it as a reflexion of me that I wanted presented nice, clean & tidy. I did the same last week when selling a car.

We are all different though, when I moved into the house I sold it was a total mess, same when the tenant I had in left, that was disgusting & I feel the same way about the tenant & seller, scum :twisted:

I hope this week goes nice & smooth Hicky & put the champagne on ice (or in a bucket outside for Friday :tu:

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 22nd, 2018, 8:37 am
by Zosherooney
Yes, not long now Hicks...... I bet you both have 'damp' eyes on Friday but Ooooooh! what a new adventure you are both starting...

Purps, did you hear any more re your offer ??????

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 22nd, 2018, 8:47 am
by hickybank
With you all the way Purps,our home for 50 years, we have a lot of affection for it & will leave it spotless for the new owner.
Zosh, how right you are, it will be very strange & emotional when we lock the door for the last time & drive off.
But as t you say new adventures await us, so very exited as well

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 22nd, 2018, 8:53 am
by PurpleLuv
Purps, did you hear any more re your offer ??????


Nope, its still for sale & no viewing or offers since, I'm registered for up-dates. We see it as she is spending money on it & we are saving for the minute.
Still love it & not seen anything else, I hope it is reduced & comes our way :hug:

I wish I had a bigger budget :luv: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for ... 57804.html

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 22nd, 2018, 10:05 am
by Ratatouille
It is lovely Purps. I can see why you want it so much.

I'll be thinking of you on Friday Hickey. When we finally shut the door on our home of 33 years in Newcastle I fely nothing but relief because we were going off to do and live where we really had wanted to be for so many years before. I hope you feel the same, Always look forward.

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 22nd, 2018, 10:16 am
by PurpleLuv
That's not the one Rats, that's the one I would buy if I had another 200K :lol: It came on the market this morning :luv:

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 22nd, 2018, 12:48 pm
by Ratatouille
Well one can dream can't one?

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 23rd, 2018, 12:27 am
by miss mouse
hickybank wrote:& will leave it spotless for the new owner.


A waste of time I expect. Everything will be ripped apart judging from the number of sales and moves in this street. Every two years bathrooms and kitchens are changed in some places.

hickybank wrote:,our home for 50 years, we have a lot of affection for it


Yes it will but a huge new adventure ahead. Oh dear, unpacking is the only thing worse than packing...

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 23rd, 2018, 9:47 am
by StokeySue
I remember a friend, years ago, having a house blitz cleaned by professional cleaners before she moved in, the first person I know who did that.
Not only would it have been virtually impossible for her to do herself (Victorian house, two very young children) she said that psychologically she didn't want to have seen anything lurking in dark corners :(
I would consider doing the same

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 23rd, 2018, 11:12 am
by Pepper Pig
Me too.

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 23rd, 2018, 12:59 pm
by hickybank
Just about everything packed , last minute items tomorrow then we are away.
Thanks for all your support help & good wishes.
I will be offline for a couple of weeks (thanks BT :? )

Be back in touch then
Cheers
Terry

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 23rd, 2018, 1:19 pm
by suffolk
Bon voyage Mr and Mrs Hicky ........ and Happy Landings :tu: :D

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 23rd, 2018, 2:25 pm
by Monnikka
Very excited for you Hicky!! Good luck!!

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 23rd, 2018, 5:20 pm
by Meganthemog
Good luck Hicky - hope you have a safe journey to your new home.

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 23rd, 2018, 5:58 pm
by Luca
Good luck with it all and we look forward to having you back online. :cocktail:

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 24th, 2018, 3:21 pm
by earthmaiden
The big day! Hope the rain holds back. Look forward to seeing you all settled in! (always amazes me how some people can do that in hours and people like me take years!)

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: January 24th, 2018, 5:44 pm
by Zosherooney
Dreadful weather for moving today, looks like a different ball game tomorrow......

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: February 23rd, 2018, 3:19 pm
by hickybank
Back at last, only took BT 4 weeks you get me connected what a joke.
Any way settling in really well & making new friends, we had a house warming last week & had 25 visitors & had a great day even n
if they drank my cellar dry :lol: :lol:
Been some fab walks, just back from a 4 mile walk on top of the Quantocks with fabulous views.
Still lots to sort out but our first impressions are that we have made absolutely the right choice

Look in later
Cheers
Terry

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: February 23rd, 2018, 3:24 pm
by miss mouse
I'm gladto see you back, mystic mouse has been worrying about you.

hickybank wrote:they drank my cellar dry


It sounds great, and nice to have some fun people around wanting to be friends. I am very pleased that it is turning out so well.

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: February 23rd, 2018, 3:39 pm
by Busybee
Great to “ see” you again Terry, so happy that you are enjoying your new home and surroundings, long may it continue.

BB

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: February 23rd, 2018, 3:59 pm
by suffolk
Glad all is going well ......... may your new home be everything you want it to be :cocktail: :cocktail:

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: February 23rd, 2018, 4:08 pm
by Chinchilla_lady
Great to hear from you again, pleased that you are settling in well and enjoying exploring your new surroundings :cocktail: :cocktail: :cocktail: :cocktail:

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: February 23rd, 2018, 5:27 pm
by StokeySue
Good to hear it is all going well Hicky!

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: February 23rd, 2018, 5:28 pm
by StokeySue
Good to hear it is all going well Hicky!

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: February 23rd, 2018, 5:47 pm
by hickybank
Thanks all, Son & grandson here for 3 days, Daughter & granddaughter already visited & Son in Law & Grandson arrive on Sunday its like owning a B&B :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: February 23rd, 2018, 6:19 pm
by earthmaiden
So pleased that all went well (apart from BT :evil: ) and that you are enjoying your new life!

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: February 23rd, 2018, 7:35 pm
by Zosherooney
Welcome back Hicks.... sooo glad you are happy and more local :tu:

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: February 23rd, 2018, 7:45 pm
by Sloe-Gin
What a great move, Hicky. Glad it's all turned out ho you wanted xx

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: February 23rd, 2018, 7:50 pm
by Ratatouille
Great to see you back Hicky. Glad it all went well and you are enjoying beautiful Somerset.

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: February 24th, 2018, 6:44 am
by Zosherooney
Hicks, how are you getting on with Points West ???

Re: Moving home

PostPosted: February 24th, 2018, 9:34 am
by dennispc
So pleased for you that's everything's gone well.

Visibility at the moment is superb and the Quantocks will give you a good place to see for ever!