Though its something we’ve been pondering for a while, its now official – we are moving. I am leaving my beautiful, cosy and well loved village of Saxilby, to move to a house I can’t exactly say I’m in love with, in Gainsborough.
Those of you who follow my blog regularly, will probably know that I live in a lovely little village that I’m very happy in. I’ve lived in five different houses here and every time I move out of the village, I end up moving back. However the time has come to pack up the boxes once more and move to my partner’s house in Gainsborough – a house which needs a lot of work.
A long story short is basically that my partner has a house he bought (i.e. a mortgage) located in Gainsborough. I have a house I rent in Saxilby. For the last six months we have been living in mine and yet struggling to pay for both. We’d considered moving to his house several times, but to be honest its a house that needs a lot of work doing on and is also the place I had my car and handbag stolen last December (less about that said the better). As an alternative we decided to do up his house, while living in mine, taking the next year to get it ready to sell, basically re-doing the whole house (I really am not lying when I tell you its a huge work in progress – originally bought as a project house and having had hardly anything done to it since). However as time goes on, finances, changes to jobs and so on, its become more and more viable to move into his house and only pay one lot of bills. We’d been doing up the loft room anyway, with a view to starting at the top and working down, and so far its taken us about 6-7 weeks and we’re not even done with that one room. Its not been an easy decision to make but it has now been made. For the next year we will live in Gainsborough, do up the house and then sell it. When it finally sells we will move back to Saxilby, hopefully buying a house there that can be ours for life (or whatever that means these days).
I’m definitely glad about the decision and I feel that its the right one, but that’s not to say I’m a hundred percent happy with the decision. There is a lot of work that needs to be done, even before we move in. Right now the place is not only badly decorated and finished, its also full of clutter, mess and really quite dirty. Its also very much a boys house, not a family house. We plan to move towards the end of July and as such we have a lot of things on our “To do” list before then. Right now we need to finish the goddamn loft room, so we can move onto the lounge and outside garden as priorities. The girls room will also be one of the most important to sort out. I’m fairly confident that we’ll get everything done, but at the same time I do know its a really huge job. Our lives are going to be a bit upside down for the next year or so, but I’m hoping it will be worth it in the end. What I could really do with would be a Man With A Van, making the actual moving process easier, in preparation for the nightmare of doing up the actual house itself!
To end on, I googled up our new house. I found some creepy stalker information (like the 3 times its been sold and how much for) but also some pictures. Figured I’d share them with you as I document our transition from our current house to the new one.
|This is from Google streetview, taken 2011|
These are all floor plans of the house. They’re obviously still accurate as not much changes with regards to a floor plan and they are done after the loft conversion anyway – FYI a really badly done loft conversion.
Finally I’ll leave you with this picture of the lounge which I also found. I can absolutely assure you that it doesn’t look this nice any more…