House sale - strange reluctance...

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13 years 10 months ago #14037 by reggit
For some reason, I've been putting off the whole process of putting our house in town on the market. It was a struggle getting it on TM, and now I find I've been procrastinating horribly over getting the 'for sale' signs for outside the place done. Finally making myself sit down this morning and finish the layout for the signwriters...

While I'm really looking forward to moving to the block, this has been our home for 13 years - our first house, our renovations, our garden, our trees that have taken this long to get looking really good.

I really hope a family who want to enjoy the space here will buy it, and enjoy being able to walk to work, and live a comparatively sustainable lifestyle here, right in the centre of town...something that is not so common nowadays as sections have got so small and pokey - battery cages for humans, I call the new developments...:(

But I know there is a good chance the the whole place will be bowled for development because of the size of the section and that makes me really sad.

I know I should be prepared to just walk away from it, but when push comes to shove it won't be that easy! I am feeling like Swaggie has been feeling about her business, I guess [:I] I spent my whole childhood moving from house to house and this house is the first one I've felt was really 'home'. And as those who know me know, I don't really like change [;)]

Sigh...it's not going to be an easy few months!

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13 years 10 months ago #215937 by max2
I agree Tigger, esp. when you have such good memories and the property "means" something positive in your history...

The next wave of feelings to hit you will be the comments from potential purchasers. Its (almost) their job to find something picky about the place in hope that they will bring your asking price down, and being on the receiving end can be a trying experience.

I can only offer to you what we are doing, looking at the bigger picture, thinking about all that extra land to run about on, the lifestyle change, what we hope to get out of it.

That gives us strength in times when we really feel like chucking the whole lot in (you know the bigger picture to this statement[;)]).

Keep The Faith! :)

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13 years 10 months ago #215942 by Dream Weaver
Huga Tigger. No denying its an emotional thing to have to do. Once you are on your block in time you will look back and be glad you did it. Hope it sells quickly for you then its not hanging in your mind.

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13 years 10 months ago #215946 by Clods
I had trouble letting go of my last house - the first house we bought together, and the kids had lived in since babies.

But we had this lovely lifestyle block to move to. I ended up renting the old house out for 6 months, until I had enough distance from it. It was then a bit easier for me to sell. But still quite upset when I go back and look over the fence. The landscaped garden with hidden away veggie garden has been completely flattened. All the quaint and quirky things taken out - including plants, and just concreted over.

You just have to let go - its not yours anymore.

2 horses, 15 Chickens, 1 goat, 2 pigs, 1 cat

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13 years 10 months ago #215948 by beedee
Tiggs even tho you have some green space around you where you are, its not until you get out of the city boundary that you can see all the stars, really know what the winds are doing, feel the bog and know its more than a jump before your shoes hit concrete again.. and you start LIVING..
this is just like your days in utero.. its time to come baby, and the shove will start off the push, and you will come yelling into true LSB life.. and we are all here to give you that first spank.
AND no you cant hang onto it, and work twice as hard to have two homes..
Guess we shall have to organise some late night parties across the road to get dem contractions going.
remember I have a doctorate in procrastination and I see the signs ;)

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13 years 10 months ago #215957 by reggit

beedee;190671 wrote: Guess we shall have to organise some late night parties across the road to get dem contractions going.


We already have those, thanks, from our neighbours of 13 years. That is one thing I won't miss!! [}:)]

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13 years 10 months ago #215959 by kate
LOL beedee :D :D

I've never been back to a house we've sold...I don't want to know what happened to them :p It will be a wrench Tigger but your new and exciting lsb life is a new adventure and you have to focus on that :D

Cheers
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13 years 10 months ago #215965 by reggit
Okay, saved the file, pushed 'send' and 8MB of 1200x800m for sale signage on its way to the signwriters. Now hubby needs to make a frame that will resist the attentions of late night revellers who think its sporting to destroy coreflute signs! [:(!] Have had a couple extra made just in case...

I think part of it may be because we won't be moving straight into the house but into the portacom, which is not going to be easy as far as work goes keeping everything going...still working out how to do all that!

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13 years 10 months ago #215973 by max2

tigger;190688 wrote:
I think part of it may be because we won't be moving straight into the house but into the portacom, which is not going to be easy as far as work goes keeping everything going...still working out how to do all that!


Our lives are running parallel at the mo Tigger, we are moving (for about 4 weeks) into the humpy, shed and long drop that we "holiday" in when over the ditch.
The long drop usually lasts only 7 days max before the smell overcomes the wide open view from the "door hole" and I am not looking forward to it at all, esp with getting E started at a new school and the like...

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13 years 10 months ago #215985 by Isla
Please excuse me Tigger, while I divert this for a minute for Swaggie's possible benefit. :)

We lived for 18 months or so with a long-drop, no power, etc. and the trick to the fresh-smelling long-drop (other than stopping the chickens from roosting all over the seat) is to insert a bit of straight pipe (about 1.5m of the type used to take the waste from your bathroom basin) into the top of the ground hole, by digging or pushing it under the back wall of the long-drop shed. Secure it somehow so it stays sticking out at an angle up into the air (string and electric fence standard will do). Then get a 1.5l drink bottle and cut off the bottom, thereby creating a long-sided funnel. Near the top of the straight side just before the bottle angles to the neck, cut a hole the same size as the piece of pipe and glue/tape/tie the bottle onto the very end of the pipe. Position the wide opening of the bottle to face the wind and voila. I cannot think of the name of the effect you're using, but it works with water and air: the passing of a flow of air which is made to speed up by the narrowing of the bottle, will create a suction which draws "air" up from the pipe and thus creates a very slight vaccuum in your long-drop hole and the smell should go out the back rather than up your nostrils - and there shouldn't be any draft created, since the effect is so subtle. It made a huge difference to our long-drop use over our second very warm summer! [8D]

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13 years 10 months ago #215988 by max2
Crikey it takes me a while sometimes, I was having visions of trying to go to the loo sitting around a pipe coming out of the long drop hole,,, then I realised Isla you mean at the outside back of the long drop....[:I]

many thanks for the tip. Do you think it will work for a pre-existing 8 year hole, or should the SOH just dig a new one and try the improvision on that?

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13 years 10 months ago #216019 by reggit
At least we'll have a chemical toilet [xx(][}:)]

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13 years 10 months ago #216029 by Pumpkingirl
A friend of mine also recommends a spade of sawdust once one has finished in the loo. He keeps a bucket of really nice smelling fresh sawdust in a bucket by the loo, with a little hand shovel, so one can sprinkle it over as required.

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13 years 10 months ago #216037 by kate

Pumpkingirl;190755 wrote: A friend of mine also recommends a spade of sawdust once one has finished in the loo. He keeps a bucket of really nice smelling fresh sawdust in a bucket by the loo, with a little hand shovel, so one can sprinkle it over as required.


Tell me this is a longdrop......[B)][B)]

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13 years 10 months ago #216048 by max2
We keep a bag of lime in the long drop. At times its been the only thing to keep the 3 sided shed and built in bench/seat in an upright possie. :D :D

I do wish the possums and stoats wouldn't eat the toilet paper though...[xx(]

sorry Tigger, changing the gist of the thread.

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