On my way back from a meeting in town this morning, after which I collected Joe, we stopped in to look around the section and outside of our prospective new home.
And the good news is that I still like it!
was impressed as we peered in windows and walked around the whole
section. As we were coming back up the drive I saw someone next door
checking on us, so we went over to introduce ourselves. We ended up
having a chat with Jenny and John who will be our new neighbours (well,
strictly speaking, we will be their new neighbours as they have been
there for 40 years). They know George the vendor very well and are
pleased it has sold so quickly. George has moved into a retirement
village in Greytown near his daughter.
I have invited Jenny and John over for a glass of wine when we move in, so I think this could be just the right place for us to be ...
Fingers crossed that the building report doesn't throw up anything devastating!
we are meeting Paul the agent there and will show a couple of friends
around inside. I will also check with John re the trees that George had
planned to get removed or trimmed to let more light in to the house.
Our friends Luke and Diane (surrogate children to make it OK for us not having our own kids in NZ) are planning on coming
with chainsaw a couple of days after Xmas. Luke's dad was an arborist,
so Luke has some handed-on skills that he can put to good use. As well
as that, he is a fabulously talented builder and joiner, so his advice
re the kitchen will be required. And somehow I think he may be needed
for fencing duties across the back of the section ...
Photos tomorrow, I promise!