Saturday, March 27, 2010

Can you hear the Cheering!

Yes its is now official! we sold our house and bought our Kersbrook house yesterday.  All signed, sealed and delivered.  Finally!  Here are some numbers for you - trying to get Ian out ov Vale Park - 15 years, trying to convince Ian to move to acerage 5.5 years, Seriously looking for an acerage - 18 months, number of houses made offers on and lost -3, time to sell/buy house once we thought the whole thing was a loss were walking away to start again from scratch - 4 hours!

I know Monday night the whole thing was over,  we had had two offers on our house but they were too low, the house we want to buy wouldn't budge,  Ian had asked for our deposit back and the whole thing was over.  I was devastated.  at this time a year there is nothing on the market in the Adelaide hills and it just gets worse over winter.  I really thought that we would looking at another 6-9 months at least.  Then wamo, in the space of 4 hours offers where made prices were negotiated and the whole thing was done.  We waited the 2 days cooling off and now we officially have an acerage in Kersbrook!

We will be moving in either 2 or 3 weeks - nothing like sprinting the last leg of a cross country race!  I spent friday enrolling the kids in their new school, researching heaters, buying school uniforms, telling one of the kids schools they will be leaving next thursday (last day of term).

We also have lined up 2 georgeous Border Collie puppies here are some pics. Thank-you Johnson Family!

They are both boys and currently live on a farm with a family with 4 kids.  They are very cute aren't they, and from talking to the Johnsons they seem like they will fit in beutifully with our family.  We are thinking of names.  I like Spud and Heys.  Spud is my 1st dads nickname and Heys is short for my 2nd days name - I like the idea of every time I call them I will think of both my dads! What do you think?
My mind has been going a million miles a minute,  I have the whole house packed and moved in my head - now if it was only that easy.  At night my dreams are full of wonderful gardening plans, animal rearing, spining by the fire and cooking lots of home grown/raised food.  It all sounds lovely but I know in reality it will be lots of hard work, with highs and lows, but hopefully very rewarding. 

Come ride with me on this magical carpet.  Let the Blog begin!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Still Waiting!

Well Auction day came and went with the expected fizzle.  Both Ian and I expected not to sell at auction, don't ask me why, call it a gut instinct.  So now we have the house on the market as a specific price.  The day after auction I got a phone call from the real-estate agent with someone who wanted to view the property and they knew the asking price.  They stayed for about 20-25 mins, the agent reports that they seemed interested, so now we just wait and see.  While this is all going on, the first date on the Kersbrook house contract has come and gone.  However the real-estate agent said not to worry but to let the contract stand and we will see how things go.  This basically means that if any offers come through on our place we will just redate the exhisting contract on Kersbrook.  All very fustrating really.

I really am starting to chaff at the bit now - I just want out of the suburbs and to start up on the farm.  I was looking forward to moving in the school holidays and the kids starting fresh at a new school at the beggining of a new term.  I was also looking forward to having winter to settle in and start on things before spring arrived.  Like planning where to put the veggie patch and get it ready for spring plantings.  This is not a small task as I plan to have a HUGE veggie patch and also a orchard. 

Well not much else to report, this must be the most boring farm blog so far with no farm stuff going on! Oh well, it will happen it's just a matter of when and where - stay tuned.

Monday, March 8, 2010

The beginning is Near!

Well we have our house on the market and it goes to auction next Sunday.  We do have a specific amount we need to get in order to get the Kersbrook property I talked about in my last post.  Depending on the day of the week depends whether I think it will all carry off or not.  It is literally like a house of cards, one card goes and it all goes.  Then other days I feel like it is a certainty and am off desiging the garden or reading up on animal care or dreaming of my knitting/spinning workshop.

The opens have been "fun".  There really should be some law against living in a house with 5 kids when you are trying to sell a house and have opens every weekend.  I have 1 more open inspection this thursday and then auction on sunday!  Fingers Crossed.  I'm sure I will update you with the forthcoming news.