Oi, I'm Not Here Anymore, I'm There

as in I/we've moved again.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 by starkers | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

Haven't been around as of late due to having moved to a bigger and better house.  Not only did we need more room, the previous landlord/owner would not authorise the agent to arrange repairs/general maintenance.  As such, the place was falling apart around us and was becoming unsafe, hence our wanting to vacate to something more to our liking..... and let's just say that this place is pretty spectacular.

For a start, we have a huge verandah that goes all the way around three sides; four bedrooms; a large office, computer room; a well appointed kitchen and a granny flat downstairs.  Not only that, all the yard maintenance is done for us, so I'm not busting my chops trying to keep it looking good.

Anyhow, we're still unpacking and settling in, so it'll be a while before we'll post pics and such.  Right now, however, I'm tired as and need to rest up a while before getting back into it.  It might be a day or two before I get back, but I'll get Shaunna to take some photos of our new abode for when I do.

Hooroo for now, then.  

 

 

teddybearcholla
Reply #1 Sunday, October 29, 2017 6:31 PM

Awesome news, Captain!!!    

LightStar
Reply #2 Sunday, October 29, 2017 7:58 PM

Wow! Must be nice!   

Jafo
Reply #3 Sunday, October 29, 2017 8:37 PM

Yer always moving...

We've been in the same house since February 1987 ....

MindlessMe
Reply #4 Sunday, October 29, 2017 9:07 PM

Very nice! Good luck with unpacking everything.

Uvah
Reply #5 Monday, October 30, 2017 7:46 AM

Now, about that man cave...

mrs_starkers
Reply #6 Monday, October 30, 2017 1:38 PM


Now, about that man cave...

man cave, what man cave , dont you mean woman cave        

MindlessMe

Very nice! Good luck with unpacking everything.

ewww im sick of unpacking  im thinking we should have had a huge bon fire    


Yer always moving...

We've been in the same house since February 1987 ....

yeah thats the price ya pay when you don't own your own home lol      

LightStar

Wow! Must be nice!

It sure is i promise ill take piccys as soon as i can  and for those that have face book i may even go live so keep an eye out for that it should be a cracker lol

thanks Barb, we do love this new place

Uvah
Reply #7 Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:29 AM

mrs_starkers

man cave, what man cave , dont you mean woman cave

Ooops! lol

starkers
Reply #8 Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:03 PM

teddybearcholla

Awesome news, Captain!!!    

Thanks, Barb, and yeah, it's so much better than the previous place.... by a country mile or ten.

LightStar

Wow! Must be nice!   

Yes, it is fabulous with a capital F.... and there's so much space I've already lost stuff.  Well not really, but some of the things we need are still packed and it's just getting to the boxes they're in.  Currently there's about another 40 or so in the spare room, and it's sometimes slow going because of having to rearrange storage spaces to better accommodate things.  We'll eventually get there.  Like they say [who ever 'they' are] Rome wasn't built in a day.

starkers
Reply #9 Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:48 PM


Yer always moving...

We've been in the same house since February 1987 ....

What Shaunna said: owning yer own home will allow that.  Renting can be a much different proposition.... unless you're in public housing.  My sister has been in the same Housing Commission house since 1984, but there's often a ten year or more waiting list and the areas aren't always the best... as in they become ghettos with oodles of single mothers and sexual tension, with everybody screwing everybody, resulting in neighbourhood issues and frequent visits by the police.  Where my sister lives is good now, but it wasn't so great in the early days when she first moved in. 

Besides, we'd never have gotten such a nice place under public housing, which is why we continue to rent privately.  Apart from the long public housing waiting lists, we generally get better housing options in better areas of our own choosing.   With public housing, though you can list three preferences, you pretty much have to take what they first offer and where.  Nope, that's not a lottery I ever want to play again.... was in public housing in the late 70's/early 80's.  Let's just say it wasn't a pleasant experience.... in either house/area.

As for the previous place, we could have stayed there for several more years [probably until I turned up my toes] but we needed somewhere bigger and more convenient when we took in Louise, Shaunna's niece, who has Parkinson's Disease and is so much better accommodated here in the downstairs granny flat, where she has her privacy and independence, but all the support she needs just a cooey away.

Not only that, the previous landlord let the place fall into such a state of disrepair, taking rent every week but not wanting to spend a cent on the joint.   The agent did her best to help us, but when I complained about a way too bouncy floor, my son [who works in the building industry] went under the house and discovered a block was missing from the top of a stump under the kitchen.  It was determined that the whole place needed re-stumping, as well as other things, and that was our cue to vacate forthwith.

starkers
Reply #10 Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:12 PM

MindlessMe

Very nice! Good luck with unpacking everything.

Thanks, MindlessMe, I/we appreciate the thought.  It has been a hard slog, what with close to three households worth of stuff coming here.  Some of it will be sold off in a garage sale or given to charity, but it's still unpacking everything and deciding what's staying and where, and what's going and to where.


Now, about that man cave...
mrs_starkers

man cave, what man cave , dont you mean woman cave

There's no need to fight over it, there's more than enough room for both a man cave and woman cave, given it's size.

RedneckDude
Reply #11 Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:45 PM

What the hell is a granny flat? Over here, that sounds like an illness.

 

starkers
Reply #12 Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:02 PM

RedneckDude

What the hell is a granny flat? Over here, that sounds like an illness.

 

A granny flat is a separate, fully self-contained residence within a residence, an apartment to provide privacy and support to family members who need accommodation but who do not want to move directly in with you.  The term granny flat is British and was probably coined to describe much better and preferred accommodation than a nursing home for a granny on her own.

Make better sense now?

RedneckDude
Reply #13 Wednesday, November 1, 2017 11:13 AM

That makes sense. lol

starkers
Reply #14 Wednesday, November 1, 2017 11:59 AM

RedneckDude

That makes sense. lol

And a flat granny is one whose relatives ran her over with a steam roller to collect their inheritance.

 

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