Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Hello - have given up waiting and gone on at work!

Well - no broadband yet - why am I not suprised - they told me it would be 21 working days from the 4th February so tonight I do battle on the phone! I need a prescription now for it as I am getting withdrawal symptoms - I have had no ebay for weeks!

Now - the house - we absolutely love it as I said on 1st February the house just opened its arms and wrapped them round us all.

There are loads of unexpected jobs to do now we are in situ but it won't detract from how we feel about it. It is turning into a money pit! The flat roof needs desperately replacing and that is costing an unexpected £2k! but it will carry a 25 year guarantee so once done (this week) we don't need to worry about it. It leaked the third day after moving in and it is like a lace curtain so due to be replaced. The gas central heating should be done this weekend by Kate's fiancee Ross and his friend Ben - hence me walking in the door last night and finding Alan piling up laminate flooring he had removed from the front room! the gas pipe has to come across the house so all floors will be coming up - apparently we have busy evenings ahead! The storage heaters have been a nightmare after having gch for so long - the lack of water is awful - we were spoilt before.

I love my kitchen - I was sat last week after work chopping veg and chatting to Kate and Alan at the table - its exactly as I wanted to happen, we all migrate to that spot and my lovely family are around me. Even David with his tiny bedroom loves the house - he also loves having the front room for him and Kate and friends. I had unpacked lots of book boxes at the weekend at several things found their way into the front room - Kate was away on hols and when she came back she and David wanted to to talk to us about some ground rules about what is put in the their room!!

The multi fuel is fantastic - not a good idea to put it on though - we just sit in front of it and don't move - its gorgeous. We are thinking of changing the back room gas fire for a real one as the kids dont like us vegetating in their room!

I am so looking forward to the better weather the garden is going to be lovely - it gets the sun for hours and hours and there are loads of things coming up now, hopefully if the weather is good this weekend we will get out and get some of the plants we brought with us into the ground. Whilst the boys destroy my house!

We have a toilet under the stairs now - it was hard to lose the lovely space where the dolls house fitted so perfectly but the toilet is wonderful and such a relief (!!)

Right - lots to tell but can't be much longer now as need to get back to the coalface............... Meant to take before pics under the stairs etc and forgot - the whole place is in a mess now but I don't care..........................

11 comments:

Rhondi said...

Hi Catherine I thought you nust have fallen off the face of the earth!! I have checked your blog quite a few times since you moved and wondered how you were, how the new house was etc. I was so happy when I saw you had left a comment on Among the Oaks and so glad you are happy in your new home despite the work that it involves.
I missed you. Rhondi xo

mrsnesbitt said...

Hurray you are back!
You have inspired me to spring clean! Off to the charity shops! LOL!

Katherines Dream said...

Hi Catherine.......I can feel your excitement from here!
I am so pleased that you are now happy and settling in well.
A far cry from a few weeks ago!
Multifuels are great.....
I really want some pitures now!!!
Carol x
PS
I have no idea why they have gone! They did email me to say they were off on a trip and would return....

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi Catherine, are you back online now? I expect you have tons still to do in the house, but I'll bet you're loving it! Looking forward to your return to blogland and seeing what you've been up to!
Lucy x

Beeswax, said...

Well well, dear catherine , we meet again , and as I have just returned from my mamoth break away , i also find you too have reunited with the blogging world at alarge, have thiught if you often ,a nd had hoped your new home would be all that you had dreamed of and more , as i can read it seems to have filled the brief for you and your lovely family..
I am so happy for you , now remeber Catherine no beating about the bush with these internet connection people , you ahve learned enough negotating skilss lately to last youa lifetime ,
get on the phone to them woman !!! demand a time for them to install!! none of this 'asking politley' malarky., get your guns out Cathjerine and go for it ...
Och , I am just being selfish , just want to hear all your nrews and want you back up and running , .....
but seriously , you have been through the wall and back again, so tighten your braces and give them stick..what u got to losr here ?
So good to see you back in print , and will pop in again very soon , have missed your daily rants about the solicitors and estate agents ....lol
Love and loads of hugs ..Kath xx

Beeswax, said...

I see my speling has not improved any , oh well, can't have it all......lol xxx

Janet said...

Catherine,
Re: Mary's rant on sex and your Country Living problem. I had two subscriptions due to a mix up and I e-mailed them several times and wrote at least once wanting to consoliate the 2, but never heard from them. at. all!! Sorry I can't help. Didn't you love Mary's rant today. I too am very sick of celebrity sex and ED problems on TV.

Janet

MarmaladeRose said...

Hello Catherine, I've only just discovered your blog today. I must say I'm exhausted, what a messing about with your house move! We moved to the Yorshire Dales last September, and I thought our move was bad enough. We had to do the move over 2 days because we were relocating from another part of the country, the second day being our childrens first day at their new school! What a nightmare! Anway I'm glad to have found you and wish you well with your unpacking. Please post some photos of your new home. Fi x

OhSoVintage said...

You sound so happy in your new home and I look forward to seeing some pics. What a pain with the broadband. We should be moving house next month (fingers crossed) and we will be, like you, making alterations. i can't wait!

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

I hope you are enjoying your first Easter in your new house. x

Katherines Dream said...

Come on Catherine...show us some pictures please.
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