Sunday, 11 April 2010
Why is it when it comes to our homes we seem to be able to turn a blind eye to all those little jobs that never got finished? That is until you think about potential new owners, complete strangers coming to look around the home that you have created.
This is why hubby and I have spent this weekend doing all those things that we'd both been ignoring. Weirdly I seem to have spent more time living in unfinished houses than finished ones!! Strange how we seem content living like this, actually content is the wrong word, I think you just get fed up doing all that diy so learn to ignore the fact these things still need doing! Every house that I have lived in though never seems to have been complete until I moved out.
So just a few bits left to be done over the next couple weeks then we are up for sale. I've had alot of people question my sanity about selling this house, as mentioned in a previous post, two years of blood, sweat and tears really have gone in to the makings of this particular home. But we never intended to stay here long term so it's no biggie.
Its actually very liberating to be selling up and getting rid of the ties and constraints of everyday life, the expectations of others and it'll be great to not have to keep bloody cleaning such a big house!!!!
So this is the next big step in our little adventure. Once we're up for sale its one step closer to the dream!!
Whilst in val d'isere the other weekend we did find our next place of residence. It has not been easy!! Many, many hours I have spent looking online at hovels for rent. Seasonaire accomodation is shocking, at what point in a persons mind do they think its perfectly acceptable to put bunk beds in the hallway of a 16m2 studio and a sofa bed in the lounge and advertise the perfect abode for 4/5 persons???? My kitchen is 19m2! I can't live in my kitchen!!
So after lots of searching I found the perfect place (well lots to buy when I win the lottery! £1 million for a 3 bed apartment??), just because I'm leaving behind real life I am not ready for roughing it!! This may be the only habitable, modern, clean apartment available for rent in the whole of the alps!! Can't wait!!!
Posted by Emily Daley at 17:29