Thursday, May 03, 2007

What is it with people?

So, on the moving front, just a quick update. Our new buyer pops in on the off-chance last night all excited and announces that she has a new tenant ready to move in to our house on Friday (yep, this Friday), and no doubt we were looking forward to moving out on that day too?! Ah, excuse, can I just pick myself up off the floor please? (Actually this was P, he answered the door, and truthfully from the loud noises and funny shriekings/yelps I thought perhaps they'd announced they were pulling out of the sale!). So, in she comes with her daughter/assistant looking a little concerned that she had all the money ready to go, papers all signed, so how come our solicitor (and others in the small chain) hadn't heard the good news and prepared us? So, she's not so impressed now, there she is with a tenant ready and waiting and thinking we wanted a quick move (yep, we do, but we'd like a small amount of notice to book a van)and now things aren't looking so rosie, especially as she'd kept her promise of getting us moved in 3 weeks and she so wanted this tied up by end of Friday 'cause of her holiday next week.

So with minds like wirlwinds P promptly phoned the guys in our new house to see if they'd heard anything (which they hadn't), got down to some serious last minute packing whilst planning who we'd need to call tomorrow (those who've done the moving lark will know the drill: solicitor, van, cable/phone, redirection, family - the list is endless), watched "Desperate Housewives" (sorry, had to have a break in all the mayhem) and then fell into bed for a(nother) sleepless night.

Then ... did the list of phone calls in the morning. Solicitor hadn't heard a thing, in fact new contracts and whatnot haven't yet been returned from the new buyer's solicitor. It seems there's a chance our buyer's solicitor is still waiting for our file of papers left over from the previous sale. When calling our buyer (who insisted I did when we talked last night) announced it must be "solicitor talk" and the tenants can wait anyway. Ah, what?!

Once again the balloon of joy and excitement (and the thought of moving for my birthday) has been burst once again. At least (I hope) we still have a buyer but why do people do this? Why couldn't she either say nothing or admit things were moving slower than expected. At least then everyone knows what's going on.

Grr! (a favourite noise in this house at the moment.


At 9:47 pm, Blogger sam said...

ug! how frustrating! sending good vibes your way that it all happens as planned. hope it won't be long now before you are in your new house.

At 11:23 am, Blogger Classroomfree said...

Really hope it all goes through without any more stress hun, then you can look back on it all and laugh. We had a similar experience when moving here. All set and ready to move on the Thursday, then got a phone call on the Tuesday to say it may not be going through a planned...Arghhhh! All worked out well though.

At 11:37 am, Blogger Always Learning said...

I hope it goes well for you too Elle.


At 12:22 pm, Blogger Elaine, Ellies Treasures said...

Thank you! Think I may have some positive news but a little too scared to say anything yet! Will blog on Tuesday!

Coby-Jo - lovely to hear from you again. Please let me know your blog name as I can't seem to get to your blog for a good read these days. Elle

At 11:22 pm, Blogger Nikki said...

Gosh, how much more stress can you cope with?? I hope things are looking up for you now regarding the move. Sending lots of positive thoughts!

At 8:56 am, Blogger Shirl said...

Moving house is a nightmare. I hope it all goes well for you this time. I will keep my fingers AND toes crossed lol!


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