Yesterday evening's news here was encouraging. We have had a few days now with no new virus cases being transmitted in the community, although several returning island residents have tested positive on arrival and are in isolation.
The lifting of some restrictions is proposed for this weekend. Certain trades will be allowed to restart, provided appropriate safeguards are in place, and what has been dubbed "deckchairing" will be allowed. That means that small groups from different households will be allowed to meet, only outdoors and with distancing measures in place. My group of walking friends are excited about this and are WhatsApp-ing about restarting our Sunday morning walks, suitably distanced and taking their own coffee. I am not sure if I am quite ready for that yet.
I would really like the estate agents to start operations again. I want to get something sorted out about our house move and I am very impatient by nature. P is more sanguine and can't understand my haste. . As usual, I found myself lusting after a beautiful period house for sale online, just within our budget. Well, what would have been our budget if we had been able to sell for the original valuation. Totally inappropriate of course, having four bedrooms and two-storeys when we are looking for a smaller bungalow, but it was so lovely. Sigh.
Hi JayCee. Have you thought of putting a sign: House For Sale" in the garden? I am sure there will be a cash buyer out there for you. Wish I could join a walking group. I have walked thirteen miles this week.ReplyDelete
It has been too wet for me to get out walking this week. I am not as hardy as you! Thirteen miles is very impressive. If the weather stays dry I may go for a walk this weekend. I definitely need the exercise.Delete
F is drooling over your period house picture. She has her own in a Grade II listed area on the big island next door - and a right nightmare it is, but it doesn't stop her enjoying 'the look' of them.ReplyDelete
I was already picturing where my furniture would go and which blinds and curtains to choose.Delete
It's very cold here today so no outside walking for me! I will ride by exercycle while I listen to music - not as much fun, tho.ReplyDelete
I have 2 empty bedrooms if you and P want to rent in Naperville, Illinois - you would have to share a bathroom, tho. :)
Have a nice weekend!
That's a very kind offer, Ellen. Not sure if you would be able to put up with P's snoring 😁Delete
Can understand why you are enamoured with that house. It is charming. Here it is very hard to find one story homes as the vast majority of housing stock is at least two, if not three, stories. In fact, one story houses often sell for $10-20k more than multi-story homes with the same square footage.ReplyDelete
Best of luck getting your housing situation sorted.
Yes, here it is hard to find decent bungalows for sale. They are generally on larger plots than houses so are relatively more expensive.Delete
We wanted to go to a bungalow but none for sale.We are buying a four bedroom house.Two each.C promises me a stair lift if the stairs ever get difficult!,ReplyDelete
Whenever I show P a two storey house that I like he always complains that he would need to climb a ladder to reach the gutters and roof if there was a problem. He has an allergy to paying other people to do jobs that he thinks he should do himself 🙄Delete
That looks like a beautiful property but it also looks like a lot of work. I have been astonished by how many cash buyers there are around for properties although they are usually nearer retirement age.ReplyDelete
I suspect that you are right about the amount of work that would be needed to maintain that house. Although my heart would love to live there, my head (and my husband) is telling me we should move to a less appealing but practical home.Delete
Something o do with getting old Jay Cee. I am perfectly happy in my bungalow but when I see a barn conversion on Escape to the Country I hanker after living there. Yes it is easy to let the heart rule the head.Delete
I know, I should be sensible at my age.Delete
That is a beautiful house - I can see why you fell for it. I have two bedrooms you could rent and you would have your own bathroom!ReplyDelete
Right, put the kettle on, we are on our way.Delete
I hope your island authorities don't become blasé over the drop in virus cases, it's probably now when they need to be more vigilant than ever, to really keep it at bay. You're in a good situation to be able to do so; unlike most places/countries.ReplyDelete
Yes, they are trying to keep it out but also trying to please all those residents who are bitterly complaining that they cannot see family members from the UK. Key workers are also needed to keep things going but are a source of danger to us.Delete
I have heard of women lusting after Spanish waiters or even rugged Yorkshire fellows and studs from West Cork but lusting after a house? Well, that takes the biscuit JayCee. Listen to his lordship who is clearly endowed with manly wisdom. Have you thought about a static caravan?ReplyDelete
I think of nothing else YP.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful house. I can understand your frustration. But so pleased you can get back to some normality vis a vis Covid. London is still a scary place.ReplyDelete
I hope you stay safe over there Addy.Delete
It's a beautiful house and I can see why you lusted after it...good news about some restrictions being lifted. I am heartily sick of our lockdown now.ReplyDelete