Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

We have a house!

At 5:30 today, woodpijn and I accepted an offer from someone wanting to buy our flat (TheShrubbery), and had an offer accepted that we made on a house.

We have a house!

(Subject to confirmation, mortgages, surveys, etc. As toothycat says, nothing's final until contracts are exchanged. But after most of a year of no offers at all, it's a huge step forward, and feels wonderful.)

The new place is a proper house, not a flat. (We'll no longer have to worry about whether we can put our tumble dryer on late at night!) It's got a nice garden, with a patio bit and a grassy bit. It's got 3 bedrooms, a slightly larger kitchen than currently, and a significantly larger lounge than currently (so we can fit more people in at GamesEvening!)

It's in the same general area as we are now: Arbury, between Gilbert Road and Arbury Road. Which suits us just fine: it's still an easy cycle ride to work, church, and town. It's not buried in a warren of backstreets like some we looked at, so you should all be reasonably able to find it - it's fractionally easier to give directions to than the Shrubbery was, while still not being on a main road.

And, as most houses are, it's on the ground floor. This means we won't have to carry our shopping up two flights of stairs, which we'll rather appreciate; but more importantly, it means we'll be able to get a cat! :)

(Recommendations of places to obtain a cat are welcome. ^.^)



( 17 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 19th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I hope everything goes smoothly, but I'm very glad for you.
Mar. 19th, 2008 11:54 pm (UTC)
Congratulations :D That's excellent news :)

Cat - Wood Green: http://www.woodgreen.org.uk/ ^^
Mar. 20th, 2008 12:07 am (UTC)
Recommendations of places to obtain a cat are welcome. ^.^)

there's a cat sitting in my flat. It followed me in and I don't know what to do with it. It's gone to sleep on my cushions.

Mar. 20th, 2008 07:21 am (UTC)
It's your master now. You have to do what it wants.
Mar. 20th, 2008 09:01 am (UTC)
It woke up and left when I started making preparations to go to bed. It glared at me from the landing early this morning.
Mar. 20th, 2008 09:02 am (UTC)
I think that means you're not worthy.
Mar. 20th, 2008 09:10 am (UTC)
oh noes! what shall I dooooooooooooooooooooo?
Mar. 20th, 2008 09:13 am (UTC)
There is nothing you can do.
Mar. 20th, 2008 09:35 am (UTC)
Oh. I'll just go and sit in the garden and eat worms then.
Mar. 20th, 2008 09:36 am (UTC)
That won't help.
Mar. 20th, 2008 09:43 am (UTC)
Nothing will help. So I might as well go and sit in the garden and eat worms.
Mar. 20th, 2008 09:44 am (UTC)
I'm not even going to comment on how unimpressed the worms are going to be.
Mar. 20th, 2008 12:26 am (UTC)
Blue Cross cat rescue. My parents have had two pairs from them, over the (many) years.
Mar. 20th, 2008 07:23 am (UTC)
Wooo! Congatulations!

Are there photos online? Google map links?

And, as most houses are, it's on the ground floor.
That can be easily fixed, just use some elevium.
Mar. 20th, 2008 08:01 am (UTC)
yay congrats! aww i'm so jealous of you being able to have a cat! >.<
Mar. 20th, 2008 09:03 am (UTC)
I am also very jealous!
Mar. 20th, 2008 10:18 am (UTC)
Oooh. Good luck with the remaining trying-to-buy-a-house-faff!
( 17 comments — Leave a comment )