Seventh H(e)aven

By the time this post goes out, we shall be at least three hours into our journey to collect the keys to our new home!
Yeeha!!! This will be our Seventh Haven.

We complete today, 21st, after four weeks and two days since our offer was accepted.
We have been pushing the estate agents and solicitors, and finally agreed a date.
The money has been sent by us and received by the solicitor in readiness.
We are now practically skint.

As with every property we’ve bought, the first thing on the agenda is to change the locks.No, not this one (sigh)

When we purchased the bungalow in Poole, on completion we were handed seven sets of keys. For months thereafter neighbours were returning further sets as the old lady had given them out to everyone just in case she was ever taken poorly. If her lounge curtains weren’t open by 10 am, someone would go round to see if she was OK.
Like Poole, there is only one entrance, so Hubby will take the old lock out to go and purchase a new one of the correct dimensions whilst Maggie and I house guard.

As we are travelling up today, we are taking a few things, though the main move will be on Saturday. I shall be cleaning cupboards and putting things away where I can.  Tea bags, mugs, milk and biscuits are ready to go!
Friends who have relatives close by are helping us, so we intend to contribute to their fuel and treat them to a chinese meal on Saturday night.
Whereas last time we were looking for property in Lincolnshire prices were running away from us, we are actually buying for just a thousand pounds more than the house we sold three years ago.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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19 Responses to Seventh H(e)aven

  1. stevetanham says:

    Wonderful! How exciting…. best wishes for your new home and all who sail in her x

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    Congratulations! Hope your move goes well and you are settled in, in no time. Enjoy your new home and may it be filled with good health and happiness.

  3. colinandray says:

    Sounds promising! Just remember that there will inevitably be many things, not to your satisfaction, that will surface once you start living there… but that is the time to focus on what you do have. That will be the time to reflect on the fact that you do at least have a home! That will be the time to acknowledge all the things in the house that do work, and you’re going to be there for a long time so there will be lots of time to fix things! Have a wonderful day (what’s left of it) getting acquainted with your new pad! 🙂

    • Thanks Colin. Our plan is to do NOTHING for at least 6 months apart from make notes of what we do and don’t like! Thought of you (well Ray really) today when I met up with a big fella called Tyson, a boxer cross GSD. He had lovely markings and such expressive eyes, just like Ray. I asked permission first and made a fuss. He was gorgeous.

  4. I am so happy for you. There is no place like home! And about the locks…when our neighbor sold their home, I realized I had keys to it (Just in case they ever needed someone to check). I figured that the new owners might be put out if they thought everyone had one so I just discarded it. They probably got rekeyed too but you never know.

  5. Congratulations and changing the locks is a good idea. Good luck with your move.

  6. The title is perfect and lucky. Home – finally home. Sending a bit of energy to help with the move and settling in. You can hear all the cheering in the background? A house and it’s near the sea. Home again. YEA!

  7. How exciting! Congratulations to all three of you. I’m sure Maggie is going to love her new digs as much as you will.

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