Oh, sweet Planetarians! What wild and woolly weather we have in Hobart tonight. All day, it’s been bitterly cold with gale-force winds and now pouring rain for hours. Yes, winter has arranged with a vengeance. It’s now 8°C. Brrr! Just the weather to be moving house in, I hear you exclaim, wryly (hmm, that would be me!). As so many of you have been kind enough to ask, here’s an update on Planet Baby’s Monopoly game.
The Hobart house
We moved dozens of boxes into our new house over the weekend, aided by our kind neighbours who leapt to help, driving our possessions there in convoys. The weather was unkind, raining sporadically, but they soldiered on admirably. We were so appreciative. Especially when this pile (one of many) greeted us at home…
My sister looked after the pixies while Mr PB made another trip home to collect more boxes – I, meanwhile, was blissfully in retreat at the hairdresser’s, having hand and foot massages whilst having my hair coloured and cut! Yes, *odd timing*, I know, but the appointment was made with the intention that we would have moved completely by then. And it was actually just what I needed – some respite at the end of a trying week.
We have the power, gas and water connected – the phone and internet will soon follow. Our mail redirection starts this Friday – I have taken it out for a year so if anyone is using our old address to send us something, don’t worry – it will arrive! Here's Sam tootling around our enormous new abode – there won’t be bike riding going on inside once we’re settled, mind ☺.
More discovery of treasures in the new ‘playroom’ was going on here.
And Joshie found his books.
I’ve started organising my *room of my own* (I can barely contain my excitement). Today I assembled my nifty ‘Box in box’, ready for my yet-to-be-bought-desk. Ooh, it’s just fabulous – thanks, Claire, for the tip!
Mr PB is taking this Friday and next week off work. We’ll have the removalists move our furniture on Friday afternoon. So on Friday night, we’ll be cracking open the champagne in our new kitchen!
The Sydney apartment
Settlement of our sale takes place on 16 June 2011. All seems to be going to plan – touch wood. We have more documents to express post off to the bank and the conveyancer tomorrow. It should be less stressful than the other day! Once that’s settled, that’ll be one less mortgage to pay – at the moment, we are effectively paying for 3 mortgages on a single income. Hmmm.
The Hobart rental house
Now this, my friends, is the one you’ll all been crossing your fingers and toes for us about. The good news – there is a prospective tenant who’s coming back for a second inspection on Thursday and the landlord is already favourably considering her application. And the best part? The person wants to move in ASAP!
So maybe, *just maybe*, we might be free of paying for this property within the week. Then we can finally pass ‘Go’ on our Monopoly board and pack it away. For a long, long time! I’ll let you know as soon as we do…