Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Living in Limbo

Well we have moved in although the house sale is till not completed. Watching our home gradually empty of all things familiar, and watching those same things take up new positions over at the new house seemed so strange so in the end it seemed more sensible to make the move earlier than we had really planned. Plus the three of us were becoming tired from the to ing and fro ing backwards and forwards most days between the two houses.

The sale does seem to be dragging on and I cant say that I am impressed with our solicitor. I have done most of the donkey work in getting her information and there was a three week delay when she sent for information to the wrong address, when I had given her the correct details in writing the first time we met. She chose to ignore my details and used info from a web site which was out of date. I also think the buyers are playing for time, as although they impressed on us that they wanted a quick puchase (which we agreed with and were happy to comply with ) they appear to be dragging things there side now. As they are developers we wonder if they are waiting to complete on financial issues their side which we have not been made aware of. All in all this is so stressful and I am so worried that things will still fall apart even at this late stage, We signed our side of the contract nearly three weeks ago........

Financially this has also been an almost crippling time as I have been having to pay two lots of bills for the past few months out of just my wage as hubby is not working. I shall be so glad to get to the end of all this now.

I'm not sure about the new job. I love the people that I am working with but I am constantly being over ruled in any decisions that I make, by the other manager that I work with, and my boss doesn't seem to have any objections to that, which I am finding quite hard to deal with. I am used to going out to see customers who have a complaint so that I can build up a relations ship with them, so that we can deal amicably and swiftly with any build problems that they have with their new home, but the other manager that I am working with hates leaving the office, does everything on the phone, never takes a lunch break because 'she is so busy' , works late in the evening at home, and I feel like I am being expected to do the same, when I feel it is totally un necessary. I don't know any more, maybe it is just me and my frame of mind is just completely wrong. I don't think I am going to last but at 60 I am now adding to my ever growing list of things that I am worrying about, with the fact that I may never get another job again that will cover two wages. I have to be realistic and face the fact that Hubby probably will never work again and that his health is not getting any better and the issues that he has from his diabetes may get worse and not better.

All in all the past few months have been so wearying but I am still mindful everyday that we are so much better off than many people and that we are still alive and kicking, albeit kicking a little more slowly than we used to :-)

Onwards and upwards....

Saturday, 16 January 2016

On The Move

The Little Terraced House has sold and we are on the move. I am glad that we have been able to work things the way that we have, moving to my sons house has meant that we can move gradually bit by bit and get his house the way that feels like home to us, before we have to finally leave here.

It has been a roller coaster few weeks, none of us in the best frame of mind about moving from here - we love our home, have great neighbours, local shops and of course my garden. But, we all know we have to make this move and gradually things are all coming together.

I have also been having to get to grips with a new job. Lovely people, seems like a good company, but its me that's not right at the moment and I am desperately hoping that my feelings will change when we have finally moved and settled in. I have only been getting a couple of hours sleep a night and combined with working, packing (third time in three years!) and diy ing my sons house, I am tired.

Fingers crossed now that everything goes smoothly.

I am off to pack up my welsh dresser, Have a Great Weekend !

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Happy New Year 2016

Its been a long time, but I am still here, just about. Little Terraced House is about to move to another home - the past couple of years have taken quite a hard toll on us, My Lovely Husband has lost all 7 brothers and sisters, one after another and he is the only one of his family left. As you can imagine it has been a hard, emotional and difficult time which has taken a toll on his own heath and well being.

So a move is on the cards, the Little Terraced House is up for sale and we will be moving to my sons house while we re group and decide which direction we go in during 2016.

Please, have a Happy and Good New Year and love the people who mean the most to you as life really is too short.

Love and Best Wishes, Babs xxx

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy New Year !

Happy New Year to you! As you may have guessed we went back to Perth, but we have just gotten back to the UK. Its been a hard, difficult, often frustrating and exhausting few months where very little has gone right and its continuing now that we are back.

I have every finger, toe etc crossed that that things change soon.

Love. good health and happiness to you. I'll be back soon when I can catch my breath and work out how to deal with a myriad of issues which are weighing me down (no more than anybody else has I know, but I am weary and a little worn out around the edges right now, so I cant see things as clearly as I need to or work out what to do next)

Love and Hugs for 2014 xxxx

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Thank You

Some people are lovely people and some people are angels on earth. You know who you are, thank you so so much xxx

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Urgent Urgent Urgent

I need to re home my beloved older cat from Friday. I wont go into details now, but its not her fault in any way shape or form.

She is nearly 14, spayed, microchipped, no health issues that I am aware of, ( can still clear a 6 foot fence with ease) a good mouser, is sweet and gentle and climbs on your lap and pads you if you are crying....

I have tried every re homing place that I can think of but I am having no luck at all. I am also quite happy to contribute to her keep.

She is a really pretty tortoiseshell and white.

Please pass this message on to other cat lovers, I can travel to deliver her to a good kind loving home.

Urgent Urgent Urgent.....

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Ebay - time to find another way of selling me thinks!

Have you seen the latest news from ebay? From the 4th of September, not only do you have to pay final value fees on the amount that an item sells for (I can understand that) but you will then have to pay a final value fee on the POSTAGE amount!

So for example an item sells for 10 pounds and the postage is 4.20, the final value fee is calculated on 14.20 = 1.42. Then of course if you are paid through paypal, you will pay a further amount on this 14.20 that the buyer sends to your account (I think its 3.2% from memory).......which I think works out to about another 43 pence (maths was never my strong point) so now on a sale price of 10 pounds, 1.83 pence of that will go in 'fees'.

I hate to think how many people who sell items for low amounts but have high deliver costs are going to fair, its not going to be worth selling on there now........I have often sold items at 0.99 pence just to de clutter, but with the buyer paying all the post costs. Now it wont be worth the financial or hassle values.

Maybe the charity shops will benefit when people see that its hardly worth their time and effort listing items.

Anybody want to join me in setting up a company called Fairbay???