Thursday, 15 October 2015

WOO HOO The House Is Sold!!!

After many months it is official our house is sold.

It has been a long journey, well it has felt like it anyway.

At the beginning of July we had buyers signed up and ready to go and then at the end of August just 2 days before the sale went unconditional the sale of their house fell through, and like dominoes so did ours.

Thankfully we had a second buyer lined up.  So while we were in New Zealand in September we renegotiated a new contract and started the wait all over again.

But now it is all go and we will be moved out of here in less than 2 weeks.  Yep less than 2 weeks to pack, move, relocate the chickens (I will miss them more than I thought), organise all the services to be connected as well as all the other fun things that go along with moving house.  

Oh did I mention that I am in the middle of studying for exams for Uni.

We have found some where to move to right in the middle of suburbia just north of Brisbane and it will mean that instead of Hubby getting up at 4am every morning he will get up at 5am.  Our requirements were pretty simple:  allowed to have a dog, big enough yard for the dog, easy access to the highway for Hubby to go to work, enough room for 2 cars and a trailer, low maintenance, fast internet for me to work from home, and big enough for us to store our stuff that we are taking to New Zealand.

The house is 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom and double lock up garage.  If this was our's the house itself would be too big but since we are down sizing from 3.5 acres and have only a small shed to use we actually need one of the bedrooms for storage.

There is a part of me that is really looking forward to moving.  Having no responsibility to look after a property and animals, minimal laws to mow and gardens to care for, more free time and to be able to walk or ride my bike to the shops or library.
But I know I will miss the quite, the stars at night that blanket the sky, the wildlife, the country side, the friends we have made who we will not see so frequently, the chickens an the space.  But this next step is only temporary.  It enables us to move on and make plans for the big move to New Zealand and that is what I have to remember when I start missing all the things listed above.


16 comments:

  1. Congratulations!! and good luck for the process of moving!

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  2. Congratulations that is great news....getting a house ready for sale takes a lot of energy and also having it on the market and then getting a contract, and then waiting to see if it's going through....you always feel like you are in limbo land..........congrats and I'm sure you'll enjoy a little less responsibility in the interim until you make your way over to NZ. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

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    1. Thanks Kathy yes we are looking forward to not having as many jobs to do.

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  3. Great news Fiona! What a big change for you both. I'm sure all the busy-ness will be worth it all. How difficult is it for Jessie to transit to NZ?

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    1. Thanks Wendy, as far as we know it should not be too hard but now we have at least 6 months to get that sorted.

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  4. Congratulations Fiona. Another milestone in your journey. Enjoy your new transit digs!

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  5. Congratulations, I have sale envy!

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  6. Woo Hoo Indeed!!! Cant you hear the earth shaking from me jumping up and down in the South? No its not an earthquake. So pleased for you and hubby. Another journey begins......... Dont forget to pack all of us along for the ride....

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    1. Don't worry Lynda the posts will keep coming.

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  7. Great news, I look forward to following along on our next adventure. when will you move permanently to New Zealand?

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    1. AA we have take a 6 month lease so after that I guess. Not too sure it depends on a few other things but I will keep you posted.

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  8. Hi Fiona, I'm really glad I found your blog! Congrats on up-coming move to NZ - I envy you! Sounds fantastic. Lots to plan but very exciting :)

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