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carp

Moving

Been in this house since 1991. Bought it dilapidated and gradually did things up, put on a kitchen to work out of, brought up 3 kids and numerous cats and dogs. Kids have all moved on. Just us and pets rattling about here.

So we put the house on the market and found an old dilapidated Victorian house in Hastings. All that is good is the walls and the roof. We reckon a 2 year project using individual tradesman with us doing a bit and me managing the budget and project along with a surveyor.

Only just sinking in. Moving 50 minutes down the road away from a few good old pals. So many services to change address. There's no heating so we will be huddled up under duvets come the winter. Not sure if I need to learn French what with Brexit n stuff.

Should be moving in about 4 weeks all being well.

I have moments of doubt but mainly excited. Hey ho....another watershed. Life innit
Late Doors

Ace, Moved house 4 times altogether and i always found it massively exciting. Good luck, have fun doing it up and 50 mins isnt that far to keep up with mates.
Grind

The Bungalow of Hastings
sheeps

Good luck with it, I hate moving me.
Dock

Good luck with it Carp. I hope you will be happy where you are going. I don't mind the actual move its just all the amateurs who have your fate in their hands. So-called professionals like solicitors and estate agents. Most of them you wouldnt entrust to walk a cow down a lane, never mind be in charge of what can be one of the most emotionally draining financial deals of you're life. Knobends if you ask me......I know you won't.
carp

Yes. Agents take a fortune for doing not a lot. I spend more time chasing them to check they are doing their job than they do doing their job.
Heyho

Aye all the best. Was wanting to 'do a house up' myself but with two kids at home still it's probably not the best time. I was happy to live in a static for 12 months whilst doing it up. Also consider myself fairly ok with DIY aside as I have a multi tool and electric screwdriver.

Still a dream of mine though, a nice old wreck of a farm house somewhere. Times ticking though. I wish you well. You should post up some before and after pictures

And anyway we have just had an orangery put on. Which actually is an extension that is a lot of glass and if it had been put up in Beeston it would have been a conservatory. Really like it though, makes you almost at one with the garden now as it has 14ft of glass to look out onto. I was out at Wilkos at the weekend to buy my suet logs and peanuts to attract the tits lol.
Dock

Fucking Orangery? Details big lad, details?
Forest

Orangery? Is this about Donald Trump?
Dock

Forest wrote:
Orangery? Is this about Donald Trump?


America has gone from a black to an orange president. I'll give anybody 4-1 that the one after Trumper will be turquoise.
Grind

Dock wrote:
Forest wrote:
Orangery? Is this about Donald Trump?


America has gone from a black to an orange president. I'll give anybody 4-1 that the one after Trumper will be turquoise.


Pretty certain it will be a shade of blue (they have their political colo(u)rs the wrong way around here).

* Puts in planning permission for a state-of-the-art bananery. *
sheeps

Grind wrote:
Dock wrote:
Forest wrote:
Orangery? Is this about Donald Trump?


America has gone from a black to an orange president. I'll give anybody 4-1 that the one after Trumper will be turquoise.


Pretty certain it will be a shade of blue (they have their political colo(u)rs the wrong way around here).

* Puts in planning permission for a state-of-the-art bananery. *



I enjoy whiling away warm summer evenings in our Pomegranatery.
carp

Intend to do before and during and after photos. I will check with Mrs C tonight to see if she would like a fruit flavoured extension.
Grind

carp wrote:
Intend to do before and during and after photos. I will check with Mrs C tonight to see if she would like a fruit flavoured extension.


It might also be worth checking that she's not more of a root vegetable kinda gal?

My wife has often mentioned that she's fond of Swedes.
carp

a swedery?
Heyho

Like I say in my eyes its a conservatory but living in sweet suburbia we don't have such cheap shite out here. So an orangery it is ok.

technically its not an orangery 'cos of the roof but it does sound better. Ctually its an extension to be perfectly honest as we have opened up the lounge and not put any doors in the opening (building regs tut tut tut). A nice pair of speakers mounted on the wall and hey presto a bit of Johnny Winter as I watch the tits on my nuts
Dock

Heyho wrote:
Like I say in my eyes its a conservatory but living in sweet suburbia we don't have such cheap shite out here. So an orangery it is ok.

technically its not an orangery 'cos of the roof but it does sound better. Ctually its an extension to be perfectly honest as we have opened up the lounge and not put any doors in the opening (building regs tut tut tut). A nice pair of speakers mounted on the wall and hey presto a bit of Johnny Winter as I watch the tits on my nuts


Ha! Ace. I just have these images of a massive orange attached to the back of your house with little portholes to look out of. Look after those tits!!!!
sheeps

carp wrote:
Intend to do before and during and after photos. I will check with Mrs C tonight to see if she would like a fruit flavoured extension.



*bleaches mind*


carp

Well we finally exchanged contracts and have a move date of 6th January. A lot of wheelspin in the chain about a leasehold insurance thang. Anyhow, done and dusted bar the move. Gonna be a tug but we are ready for a change.
Grind

All the best - hope the weather behaves for the move!
carp

Thanks. It'll be mild wet and windy.
carp

New number is really easy 444 4244
carp

D day minus 2. Supped a few cans tonight. Mrs C is not a drinker so have had some "another one" looks. I will get some feedback in the morning....fucking nailed on. Not battered, just mildley pissed. It's not I crime is it?
sheeps

carp wrote:
D day minus 2. Supped a few cans tonight. Mrs C is not a drinker so have had some "another one" looks. I will get some feedback in the morning....fucking nailed on. Not battered, just mildley pissed. It's not I crime is it?




Well if I was on the jury...
carp

So the mortgage at the end of chain was released too late. All our stuff is now in storage. We have a mattress on the floor and had to buy bedding. No cookers or microwave nothing. Living on take away and salad and pub grub. No internet. A bit of an emotional challenge.  Staying strong for each other I think.  Removal firm will want paying again if and when we move. Oh for a home made sausage roll. *checks post from Huddersfield area.*
carp

Dog yippng in the kitchen. I would let him in a kick Mrs C out but not allowed. Would make me feel better because he probably is less smelly.
carp

I hope she never reads that.
sheeps

carp wrote:
So the mortgage at the end of chain was released too late. All our stuff is now in storage. We have a mattress on the floor and had to buy bedding. No cookers or microwave nothing. Living on take away and salad and pub grub. No internet. A bit of an emotional challenge.  Staying strong for each other I think.  Removal firm will want paying again if and when we move. Oh for a home made sausage roll. *checks post from Huddersfield area.*


Had a similar thing to that but only a 24 hour delay.

Buggers everything up, stressful as it is without it.
Heyho

I cannot understand in this day and age why the whole moving thing is so complicated and rarely ever goes to plan.

At the end of the day it is probably the biggest financial thing in most peoples lives.

I have only moved twice. First was a repossession job that went through a building society. Wasn't in any hurry and the only delay was getting it changed from leasehold to freehold.

Second time it was done as a p/x against a new build so the builders did everything.

I sympathise with anyone.
fartcatcher

Apparently the Scottish system is a lot better. You sign a contract when you put a bid in, and have to pay a penalty if you drop out, or turn out to misled anybody. So there's less pissing about.

When we moved, we (and everybody above us in the chain), found out two days before we were due to exchange contracts that our 'cash buyers' were not in fact cash buyers, and there were four people below them in the chain.

You can imagine how much brown stuff hit the air extractor when that came out.
Dock

We didnt have any major problems with our move in 2015 but we both agreed that this is us for the next twenty years at least. Going nowhere, unless it's a financial thing or ill health or summat.
carp

Well we are in. Which is great. Both very tired but hardly a cross word between us over a very stressful week. I batter her tomorrow. Anyone want to buy some boxes? Can't believe the amount of boxed up stuff.
Grind

It would be a nightmare to move now as we've filled a pretty big house up with stuff. Loads of stuff.

My moves have been relatively stress-free, all things considered.

When it became apparent that I would be moving to the USA in 1998, I put everything into storage in the UK and rented an apartment here, which we ended up staying in for five years as we weren't sure that we would be staying.

The storage wasn't cheap, but the nature of NH is that it is typically cheaper to rent than to buy because of how state taxes are collected and we didn't have to worry about heating, water and the general problems of ownership here (e.g. snow removal!).

This delay worked out well, because we ended up buying a much better house here than we might've done (I'm still happy with it) in 2003 and simply moved the stored stuff across the pond, less the larger electrical things that would've been pointless to have brought here.

The older Swedish couple we bought the house from were downsizing, so they left us loads of random stuff (they were pleased they didn't have to get rid of it by the more normal routes).

I can't even think bout what a pain it would be to move now.

So I won't.
sheeps

carp wrote:
Well we are in. Which is great. Both very tired but hardly a cross word between us over a very stressful week. I batter her tomorrow. Anyone want to buy some boxes? Can't believe the amount of boxed up stuff.


Congrats and well done.
Late Doors

Nice one, sauagae rolls never made it past Saturday night they were so nice.
I love random stuff left by previous owners
carp

sheeps wrote:
carp wrote:
Well we are in. Which is great. Both very tired but hardly a cross word between us over a very stressful week. I batter her tomorrow. Anyone want to buy some boxes? Can't believe the amount of boxed up stuff.


Congrats and well done.



Cheers. Got internet up now too
carp

Late Doors wrote:
Nice one, sauagae rolls never made it past Saturday night they were so nice.
I love random stuff left by previous owners


Have you made homemade pakora or bhaji? Better than the shop bought stuff. Makes the house a bit smelly.
Late Doors

Me n deep fat fryers are not compatible, apparently. She has a point.
carp

Took dog on beach yesterday for the first time. Was a bit worried he wouldn't take to it. He has never seen the sea and it is a pebble beach. He was not really phased. Showed a minor interest in the sea for the first few wave breaks. After that he was fine except I forgot his ball and ball thrower so he just kept running off and looking back like "where's the ball dickhead?"

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