January 23, 2005

Taking deep breaths

We drove very quickly up to Taupo on Wednesday night, and then up to Tokoroa in plenty of time to relax and change for the funeral. Stan's send off was Absolutely Enormous, they stopped the traffic on State Highway One to allow the funeral procession to leave the church and go to the cemetery. The large church was full, and there were standing crowds at the back, the foyer and the outside. Definitely worth going, we seem to have accrued some brownie points. We visited friends in Tauranga that night, and left early to sprint to Wanganui. The new job looks good for hubby. We saw 7 houses on Saturday, and then 2 of them again, and then saw one of those two again this morning. We are now dithering about putting in an offer. The kitchen is going to be really hard to work in, and the laundry is unuseable at present. And there is no shower. It is in a good enought street, and the section is very large. There is a neat shed thingy up the back for wargaming, and a very rickety garage.

There's also livestock - a wasp nest, and ant nest too.

Will keep you posted...

Posted by Toni at January 23, 2005 07:48 PM

oooh... hard to choose when you have to make a quick decision I guess, but won't the kitchen thing drive you bananas? I haaaate cramped kitchen spaces.

Maybe you can set the wasps onto the ants and have MAD?

Posted by: phreq at January 24, 2005 06:16 AM

Oh, its not small, its massive, with room for 2 dressers (one is built in), a table and a big fridge, but there is not much bench space. But we had a good idea - a butchers block on castors, pref with a little bench beside it and some shelves underneath. so maybe...

Posted by: toni at January 24, 2005 06:26 PM

Yeah, house searching was hard. That's why I was so happy to get help from my Beau's mother. She loves looking for houses on the internet and in Newspapers. The house we are in the process of buying was one we found out about from her, which she saw on Trademe! Good luck to you on finding the "right" one. I'm just dreading the time between leaving the flat and moving into the new house, six weeks back at home with my parents. I try to cling to the idea of the money I will save, not having to pay rent over that period.

Posted by: giffy at January 24, 2005 08:22 PM