Sunday, 22 May 2011

Had enough now

Last night we walked round to see some friends of ours who live in the next avenue. After a few drinks it didn’t bother us that no-one had been round to view our “desirable” property for sale on “open weekend.”
 
But this morning was different, I felt angry and stressed about the total disorganisation involved by the estate agent. It’s not like me at all to end up frazzled, I can usually rise above stress, even see the funny side (if there is one).

Today the deadline is 5pm again, neither of us are interested anymore, there’s no enthusiasm left and we just want to go back to the boat. This house just feels like a millstone round our necks now, don’t get me wrong, it’s a very nice house. We’ve lived here happily all our married life, brought up two children here and have some wonderful memories that we’ll keep with us forever. Yet we have no regrets whatsoever about moving on…
 
When the “kids” (27 and 29 now!) moved out to pursue their own careers we wanted to move out too…! It wasn’t a case of running away from here, it was a case of running towards a new lifestyle. Neither was it an overnight decision, the intention to do something different had been there for years – we’re all only here the once…
 
Fate led us to buy the boat in 2007 and now the house is up for sale, so far two couples have been to look at it, both were very interested, but still had their own house to sell first. Forgive me for sounding stupid but what’s the point in looking round a house you can’t afford…???

Basically, circumstances changed for the better for us. We bought the boat, yet we still keep getting dragged back here every week, what with maintenance and other things, IT´S NOT WHERE WE WANT TO BE…

This is a lovely house and would make a wonderful family home, just like it did for us for almost 30 years. But now (for us) it’s like it has no soul. In true boaters language, it’s just bricks n’ mortar…
 
Next door have recently hacked down what was a beautiful tree recently, and it sort of represents how we feel about this house now…
 
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For all the time we’ve lived here that tree was beautiful, some of it’s branches hung down over our hedge in the photo. It’s quite ironic that while this tree flourished, this house was treasured by us, full of warmth, happiness and fun…

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