Friday, July 25, 2008

BACK TO PALMY TODAY... OH JOY!

I have decided I ain't leaving this place till our house purchase is finalised, and if that means we don't leave till tonight, so be it! I want this sorted and settled..... I can't sleep, I can't eat.... (well much!)... it is so BLOODY STRESSFUL!

I am looking forward to being home again though, you are never totally relaxed staying in someone else's home.... and while my Aunt and Uncle have been FANTASTIC with looking after me AND Brylee and Griffin, it will be nice to be home. I miss my wee Teddy (puppy)... and my bed!

I am itching to get home and start throwing out stuff I don't need, sell some furniture, the trailer.... etc! No point taking it all with us, the new house is so much smaller. The plus to that is there will be that much less house to clean! WOOO HOOO.

Health wise, I am feeling better each day, I'm still coughing a lot, but I'm sure that will pass too. Still have NO energy, but oh well, one step at a time.. let's get rid of the pain first! Then I can work on inproving my fitness again.

So much to do..... so little time! We will be moving permanently to Auckland in *5* weeks!!! I am sooooo thrilled! onward....

Weight Watchers last night... GET THIS..... I gained .700 grms!!! IMPOSSIBLE... totally impossible! I have been eating no more than about 15 points a day!!!! Grrrrr, I now have to wait till I weigh in at home to get a true reading. I was so annoyed....

It is going to be another suspense filled day, waiting to see if our purchase goes unconditional.....

10. 25 am.... WE GOT THE HOUSE, IT IS UNCONDITIONAL.....

I am crying cos I am so relieved... it has been so stressful... there were so few houses in our price bracket here... they were either horrid little square boxes in the $400,000 bracket, or really lovely ones in the $650 - 700,000 bracket!!! So getting this house was so good, it was listed at $639,000 originally, we got it for $52,000 less. WE are so happy!!!

I have taken a couple of lovely photos of it, they will be on my blog tomorrow night when I get home. HANG IN THERE IF YOU HAVN'T BEEN ABLE TO SEE IT YET...... LOL.

We are leaving this afternoon, driving half way, to Taupo, and staying in a motel, then tomorrow we will continue on our way to Palmerston North. There may not be an update tomorrow till I get home.... SHAME.

I am going to say:

End of day: a FANTASTIC DAY, we got the house of our dreams... at a fair price, and it's close to the school and in an excellent street in the suburb we so wanted to be in.

NSV: I'm crabby about that weigh in, but am sure it's cos they were different scales. I will continue to be good and I'm sure it will show up next week. nite nite.

P.S.: if ya can't find the house on the net it might be cos the Agent has already withdrawn it from the site as it's SOLD! *big smiles*...... Teddy is being looked after by Steve .. he lives at home at the moment... he will have to find somewhere else to live now eh?

29 comments:

  1. I'm keeping everything crossed for you.

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  2. awww. I must have been too late to see the listing for the house? It says no results found. Or, I'm just doing it wrong =0) Could be that too. hehe.

    Good luck with everything! I thought the paperwork was one of the most stressful parts of house hunting. At least you are almost done!

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  3. wooooooooohooooooooo bloody woohooooooooooo !!!!! So happy you got the house...I couldn't find it on the listings, maybe I didn't do it right....but heyyyyyyyyyy I soooooooooo happy for you all!!

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  4. Woohooo!!!! great to see that you got the house you wanted!!

    PS if you can't get the house to show, try putting the code in with no space in between the letters and numbers :)

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  5. So very happy for you mu glad that you got he house that you wanted and not sumthng you didnt like.


    Daughter #3

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  6. Fantastic news about the house. So glad it's all over now. Just the packing to do.

    Take it careful travelling home. The weather is suppose to turn to crap.

    Really, really happy for you. The house looks lovely.

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  7. Glad you got the house. Now the stress of packing and moving. Just don't push yourself too fast too soon. Remember it hasn't been that long since your surgery and all the problems. Make sure you get lots of help!

    Who is watching Teddy while you are away?

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  8. Congratulations.. I will be sure to come and visit!!! You will only be about 20 mins drive from me I think.

    Yes, and do be careful driving home :)

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  9. I can't imagine how relieved you must feel. I love the photos of your new home. It looks so new.

    And don't worry about gaining weight. When you don't eat your body works against you.

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  10. Anonymous1:10 PM

    Oh Chris i'm so excited that you have found somewhere nice to live in Auckland, you have definately been through the wringer with this house selling business. Can't wait to see the pics of the new house.

    You have my full sympathy re: sneezing and coughing post op, it is agony. The good news is that one day you will get up and cough and realise hey that didn't hurt, the bad news is it can take awhile :( booooooo. Make sure that wonderful man of yours and your fab sons treats you like a princess and get them to move all the heavy stuff.

    Oh and i had probs with the coke thing post op as well, it was a shocking time because i was craving it. So i let a glass go flat (yuck i know but i was deperate) and the flat coke didn't give me any probs :)

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  11. OMG Chris and Stew I am SOOOOO over the moon for you both. Congrats on finding the house of your dreams in the area you wanted. Hope settlement goes ahead according to plan and it's all systems go from here.

    Love Nat

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  12. Don't stress on the weight, could be a number of things. Swelling and or not eating ENOUGH.

    Congrats on the house, I tried to look it up yesterday but it brought up a few.

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  13. Anonymous3:19 PM

    Congratulations!!!! Cant wait to see the pic's.

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  14. yeah, that was just water, no worries.

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  15. Wahoo for you chris glad you got the house of your dreams very nice indeed and a big welcome to you joining the elite jafa group lmao just take that throwing out easy
    bfn
    donna

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  16. Congrats on getting the house!!! Wow, you guys get it done quick on the buying. Looks like a lovely house....think I was looking at the right one.
    Hope your pain eases up soon and you get all your energy back.

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  17. Congratulations about the house. That's fantatic............

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  18. woo hoo, that is great. gosh only you would be capable of spending a couple of days house hunting then choosing. I like to look, and look and look and loooooook. (seem to always see about 10 - 15 places over a 6 - 8 week period before finding 'the one'.

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  19. A big congrats Chris!!!!! You must be soooo relieved!!!!

    Well done:)

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  20. all round fantastic news Chris so thrilled for u all
    gr8 to chat to you the other nigth too.

    guess u r home now and knowing you I bet u have started more decluttering...now there is a good reason for it all. WAHHHOOOOO

    Felicity

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  21. Oh what a GORGEOUS home! You must be so relieved to FINALLY have it all over and done with - no wonder you can't sleep, it's been a stressful few months!

    And as to the weight gain, you're probably not eating enough points - sucks huh? But more often than not when counting points I found that would happen to me when I lowered them too much.

    Remember, moving house is said to be one of the most stressful things we can go through so remember to take things slowly and recruit all the volunteers you can find!

    Congratulations again - i'm so happy for you!

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  22. Oh what a GORGEOUS home! You must be so relieved to FINALLY have it all over and done with - no wonder you can't sleep, it's been a stressful few months!

    And as to the weight gain, you're probably not eating enough points - sucks huh? But more often than not when counting points I found that would happen to me when I lowered them too much.

    Remember, moving house is said to be one of the most stressful things we can go through so remember to take things slowly and recruit all the volunteers you can find!

    Congratulations again - i'm so happy for you!

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  23. Oh Yay!! YAY! I'm so glad for you, Chris! Hope the kids are excited as well.

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  24. Yes, poor Steve. I suppose he is old enough now, but you're still mum and I know how I would worry over my children. Chris, you have my prayers right now. Especially for Brylee and Griffin during the move and new school, etc.

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  25. Anonymous6:47 AM

    Congratulations on the house, it looks great!

    Yup, you can still see it by removing the space PMN10344.

    Awesome lady!

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  26. Congrats! Can't wait to see photos!

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  27. I am so stoked Chris....
    Hmm and I have looked at airfares for travelling over the ditch before too...
    Got a spare bed??

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  29. Congrats on getting the house!!!

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