“Sew” what have I been doing?
I’m quite sure that most people here have thought that my lack of comments lately have been due to my playing with my new toy. And that is, in part true. I think I know what every button and icon does. It’s a great machine – and I am well pleased with it.
However, that is not all that Bearsy and I have been doing. I read Christina’s post ‘Tales of the Holy Ghost‘ yesterday with some amusement.
Some few weeks ago, I revived the idea of moving. Bearsy’s grandfather always said “Call in A Man” when there were jobs to be done – and I took his advice. So we Called in A Woman to thoroughly spring-clean the house, and A Man to wash the outside of the house and clean the driveway, paths and patio.
Two weeks ago, today, the agent sent in the photographers and the internet advertisement went ‘live’ on Wednesday evening. We decided not to have an open house on the Saturday – it was Jubilee Weekend here in Queensland and we didn’t reckon that too many people would be around.
Late Friday afternoon, the agent called to ask if we would open the house to an interested party the following day. By 11.30 Saturday morning, just over two days after putting the house on the market, we had sold. The buyers wanted a 14 day settlement – no chance – we hadn’t even looked at any houses in the area we want to move to – expecting a long, slow process in selling.
Today our contract went ‘Unconditional’ For those who don’t know the Australian system – all house purchases may be made ‘conditional’ upon such things as finance and building and pest inspection. The buyer has just seven days to sort out his finance and inspections and can withdraw if there are problems – the purchase then becomes ‘unconditional’ and there are hefty penalties for failure to fulfil the contract or not settle on the agreed date…
We are on the move – the sewing machine must be put away while we concentrate on the next phase of putting a roof over our heads after 12th of July. Watch this space!