Friday, October 23, 2009

Dates.

We have dates.

So this house settles on the 12th Novemeber, which is a Thursday. So we will actually have to move all our stuff out on the weekend prior to that because Swift Jim actually WORKS on Thursdays (and every other week day for that matter). So that makes moving day for us the 7th of November. Two weeks from tomorrow....!!!!!!!

The house we are buying settles, wait for it... on the 21st of DECEMBER!!!! Yeah you read that right! That's OVER a month between houses. Not just a day or two.... not even a week or two!! Almost 6 weeks!! *GROAN*....
We couldn't settle earlier than that because there are currently tennants in the house and their lease doesn't run out until the 19th of December. We can politely request that they leave earlier than that, however they can say no if they dont want to. BUT we cannot ask them that magic question before both houses go unconditional on the contracts. That happens next week. So if we ask them next week if they would mind leaving early that will only give them 1 week to find a new place and move in!
What are the chances of that happening? [in the wise words of Hip Jen] APPROXIMATELY NONE!
So it looks as though we may have to fork out $1200+ to put our stuff in storage, and house hop with all our friends and family so that we dont out stay our welcome with anyone over that 6ish week period! How much am I looking forward to that? [Again in Hip Jen's wise words]...
Approximately none........

9 comments:

Scurrette said...

oh you poor dear.

That is crap!

Micky - Handmade Expo said...

Oh wow, that is pretty crappy.. but there is a positive, now you can make it to our blogette party... hip hip horay!!!! LOL

Micky
xxoo

The Handmade Expo and Handmade Heaven said...

That is pretty crappy..It is nice to have friends and family hey?
Yay...you can make it to our blogette party...HOW COOL.

Liesa

Swift Jan said...

You are RIGHT!! The blogette party! Woo Hoo!!

Givinya De Elba said...

Oh wow. I am so excited! THe time between houses is often difficult - we really went out on a limb to try moving out and in at the same time. It worked, but we were lucky (and a bit foolish to try). I wouldn't expect it to be the norm!

Crazy Sister said...

That's going to be a big adventure!

Femina said...

Storage is crazy expensive. I could go all Pollyanna and say you can be glad because you're not REALLY homeless, but frankly I often wanted to punch Pollyanna right in the Glad Game.

Your settlement date is my birthday. :)

Hippomanic Jen said...

I'm glad that I could contribute some words, but very sorry for the six weeks of homelessness.

Short term pain for long term gain, but that short term is going to be pretty icky. And storage costs are not great. Just make certain that the thing you want is not at the bottom of the box at the back of the shed. The fun part of this game is that you won't know which is the thing that you will want until you want it.

I say this as someone who lived partially out of boxes at my parents place for three years while we awaited finding a house or land, building plans, getting the right builder, then the actual building of our dreamhouse. *shudder* but all is wonderful now!

Bumpkin Bears said...

YIkes, now that is stress! But so exciting too that you found a lovely old house and in time for Christmas - JUST!! I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed that the tenants can leave earlier! Good luck with the packing! Hugs, Catherine x