Today’s verdict

We have been out for a total of 15 hours and 298.6 miles (approx) today.
We have viewed three properties, having cancelled the fourth due to its close proximity to the main road. We had arrived well over an hour early for our appointment and so had a first hand taste of the shake, rattle and roll as the HGVs thundered past the property.
We are still trying to figure out how they took the picture of a path that’s not there on a quiet road that isn’t.

The first viewing at 9.45 was at the top of a hill on top of a hill alongside another hill on a hillside estate. It would have killed us trying to walk the dog locally.
The property itself was OK, neutral decor and good sized rooms. The kitchen nice on first appearance, but trying to fit new white goods into old slots may have been a problem, and the settlement cracks, mould and rotten door frames did not bode well.
Hubby did his thing with the damp meter and looked at the fuse box, all a bit iffy and the boiler was due to be retired. Pity.

Moving on to the second, and I was in love. This property had the WOW factor and then some. Fabulous. All I needed was ten kids to fill it and a fat bank account to run it, and we would’ve been home and dry. Way too big for us and the dog so we had to pass on that one.

The third was charming. We both loved it and happily could move in and tweak to our personal taste at our leisure. A bit close to the road (though not as close as the viewing we cancelled), but before dismissing it altogether, I have gone back to the agent and asked for some info about the road traffic from either themselves or the vendor. We’ll also try to find something out from the traffic surveys via the relevant council.
The Cottage in Lincolnshire was on a main HGV route and we suffered greatly from road noise, even with double glazing which had cost us an arm and a leg. It was so bad that we could never have our windows open in the evening in the summer, and on a hot night? Forget it.
We swore never again, but this little bungalow deserves a chance.
I’ve synned the Sins of the Sinful today as my sugar levels were all over the place, so weigh in tomorrow is going to be another gain despite my efforts this week with loads of veg and fresh fruit.

Ho hum. I’ve got other things to worry about just now as we’re running out of properties to view.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth for jelly babies or fruit pastilles. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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7 Responses to Today’s verdict

  1. We live within earshot of a busy road – not close enough to do anything like drown out conversation, but enough that if you’re on the back porch during the day and listening for it, it’s there. At night, though, there is almost no traffic, which means you can have windows open or sit on the back porch and not even know it’s there. Hopefully you’ll find out it’s a situation like that, as it sounds like a great little place.

  2. House hunting is like Goldilocks and the tree bears.
    THere’s one out there that’s just right! (Avoid the noisy ones…it is wearing after a while)

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