Tuesday, 27 October 2009

...suburban and coke

I never realised buying a house is such a protracted affair. Oh my God!

Why can't it be simple? Why can't you just walk into The House Shop and say "I'll have 42 tonnes of house please! Do you deliver to affordable suburbs?" And why are there so many people involved that look like either a gameshow host, an apprentice game show host or an extra from Prisoner.

It's oddly like shopping around for another life at the moment, or at least shopping for the scenery we'll be looking at for the next 5+ years, what we're spending big bucks on, what we're going to be constantly fixing.

"Should we go the ready-made, modern, urbane life, or perhaps an old, rambling, big block, outdoorsy future? Hmmm. I guess it depends on what's on special, and if they'll throw in a free lemon tree".

But it's sort of exciting at the same time. Finding a nest, a home, a hub for a new family. Though I reckon the birds have got it figured out; find a tree and stuff you mouth full of twigs and grass. Simple! At least they don't have to spend every Saturday hangin' out with Larry Emdur and Pat the Rat.

Update: The Bub has ten fingers and ten toes (total). It has a normal heartbeat, and it freaked Daddy out for the first time by suddenly rolling over when I was looking at him/her during an ultrasound. Tonight we put in an offer on a 3bdr weatherboard on a nice big block with definately enough room for a toddler to swing a cat in. Sorry Moochy.




At 28 October 2009 at 15:07 , Blogger elaine said...

lovely news on passing the nuffy test!

At 28 October 2009 at 15:25 , Blogger the projectivist said...

oh you lucky thing!
happy househunting.

good news on the whole correct fingers and toes ratio!

At 29 October 2009 at 09:45 , Blogger killerrabbit said...

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At 29 October 2009 at 09:46 , Blogger killerrabbit said...

The toes are just the cutest things, shame about the extra fingers though (wink wink).

How exciting about the house - affordable suburbs sounds a bit Craigiburn though...

At 29 October 2009 at 18:19 , Blogger Kath Lockett said...

Nice to hear it, MATP. What 'burb are you buying in?

Here in Flemmo, if you have a driveway, you're RICH. We don't.

At 30 October 2009 at 07:09 , Blogger Baino said...

Haven't bought a house since the 70's I built this one. They say you have to buy three before you get it right but definitely go the big yard with kiddywinks. Glad yours is intact. Ultrasounds these days are remarkably clear!

At 30 October 2009 at 09:15 , Blogger The Man at the Pub said...

Thankyou all. We got the house! We're starting in Croydon. Not our ideal suburb, but the only one which we could afford an ok house and a decent block, and close to the grandmother/babysitter (without being too close). It ticks all the boxes, except we don't have any non-family friends out that way, but the new toll(grr)way is not far so its easy to get out of there.

We're getting a building and pest inspection done next week. The owner has done a lot of his own home 'improvements', only he seems to be fairly ordinary handyman. I just hope he hasn't does his own wiring or restumped the house. But unless there are serious, expensive problems, we'll be moving in late January. So it's still too early to be completely excited.


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