Today started off as a nice ploddy day.
We had it planned, blood test for Hubby first thing, get my prescription filled second thing, walk the dog third, then into town to do some banking business, and maybe have lunch.
Item one was a breeze, no problems there.
Getting my prescription filled would take about half an hour so we decided to do part three and come back.
We had a lovely walk. It was such a beautiful day, the birds were in full chorus and we saw several regulars to say goodbye to, including Hinge and Bracket. If we hadn’t seen them today, we would have missed them altogether, and I would have been disappointed if we had. They have asked us to keep in touch, so I’ve added their address to my book and promised post cards.
I put my notice up, a simple message:
Goodbye to all our doggie friends and owners.
It has been a pleasure to know you.
I found some glow-in-the-dark paw print stickers in a drawer, so put them round the edge. There’s a little note to the forestry commission guys saying they were included in our farewell and would they be kind enough to leave it up for a few days 🙂
Driving into town, we got a phone call.
It was a courtesy call from the Estate Agents saying that everything had completed OK, and wishing us all the best.
To say Panic set in is the under-statement of the century, and I nearly dropped the phone.
Our stuff doesn’t go into storage until tomorrow, and we both had visions of our buyers being parked on our drive when we got back demanding to move in 5 days early!
It turned out that our Estate Agent had got the wrong property address completing today and called us by mistake.
The damage was done though.
Gone was our melancholy mood as once again someone had got their facts wrong and we were on the receiving end of potential chaos.
First thing we did when we got home was dig out the letter confirming that our completion was indeed the 17th.
Second thing was ringing our solicitor to check that there hadn’t been an early transfer of money. Nothing had hit our account anyway when I went into the bank.
Third was put the kettle on for a calming cuppa.
Fourth was trying to find the brandy and failing!