Based on true events. Please refer to the disclaimer page for details.
So, we moved or had a moving performance… whatever you would like to call it.
And here’s the story.
Years of planning, saving, organizing, thinking, planning and thinking again, finally paid off. And we managed to acquire a permanent address.
When we got the keys, It was an empty house- as expected. the only thing that could be classified as furniture was the TV stand “kindly” left behind by the previous owners.
The next thing we acquired with the house was the ancient-looking washing machine in the utility room that was proudly representing the entire fleet of (possible) white goods.
And there were mirrors on the wall reflecting empty bedrooms.
Yet it was full of dreams and excitement.
It was a new beginning. And the best part was that we no longer have to worry about landlords paying unnecessary and unwanted visits. No more worries about landlords charging £60 to drop off a spare key from a distance of 850 yards. (True story) And no more attempts to charge £50 for a broken toilet flush (another true story)
The house was empty but our hearts were full, full of joy. As we finished our takeaway dinner on a rug left by the previous owner and went to the bed (Ironically, there was no bed) we felt the luxury of a star hotel.
The next morning, we discovered that the ancient washing machine wasn’t working at all. Either it was the previous owner who tried to save the skip cost by leaving the broken equipment behind, or it was our luck. Either way, it wasn’t a great start to the day. So much for the excitement of becoming the homeowner!!.
I must admit, I slightly missed the “luxury” of renting where repairs/replacements were a phone call away.
Well, freedom comes with an increased responsibility, we quickly learned.
The journey from a studio flat in the south of the UK to the massive four-bed house wasn’t the easiest one, but with great support from great friends, here we were looking at a broken washing machine!!!
Jokes apart, without the support from our beloved friends, it wouldn’t be possible at all and we are forever in debt. We paid the monitory debt but the debt of support isn’t something we can payback. So, once again, a massive thank you to my friends who helped us to make our dream come true.
This incredible journey has taught us some valuable lessons as well,
One of the most valuable lessons we learned was, that people who share good times with you may not be there for you in your hard times. Some “friends” disappear under the radar and some just become unresponsive.
Anyway, life goes on and again, we are all different, and people may have a valid reason too.
Update: Now we are almost furnished, and the air beds are folded away. Just replaced the carpet on the master bedroom and waiting for payday to do the rest.
The guest room is still unfurnished; however, we aren’t expecting any guests for at least a few months. But we are confident that we can offer a warm and conformable welcome when they do visit us. And oh, House warming is due of course…. We might have multiple ones, so watch your Inbox for the invitation.