Thursday, May 05, 2016

LOTS ON...

First up for today, I take Tallulah down to the Vet's for her spey operation.  No more puppies for her.  She did not cope well with her first litter, so it's the best thing to do for her.

Next:  I have a lady coming from a moving company to do a quote for our move to Hamilton.

Next:  I will be trolling the Real Estate sites for new listings.  And making a list to look at tomorrow or the weekend.



Next:  TODAY IS ARCHER'S 1ST BIRTHDAY!!!
They are coming for dinner and cake.  BEX... bring the cake would ya?  lol

I am NOT feeling so dejected today.  As many people have told me, if it was meant to be, we would have got the house we wanted yesterday.  Obviously it was not meant to be.  Our new home is out there, just waiting for us to find it.

We can stay in our present home for longer than the 'settlement' day, as the purchasers are not in any way ready to move yet!  So that is good.
I expect we will 'rent' our home from them.  That will be funny.

So, there ya go.  My day is full.  And I am going to be positive.  Being miserable is NOT FUN. Nope, not at all.  Sooooo... I won't be. 

ONWARD...

Tallulah is safely at the vets... and I am ???

Had a little change of plans for today.  More on that later!

3.51 pm:  and I am home after taking an unexpected trip to.... HAMILTON.

Guess what I did there?



WE BOUGHT A HOUSE! Yes we did indeed.  We decided not to piss around with renting/moving twice bla bla bla, so we bought our 3rd choice house.

We both love it.  Maybe not as much as the other two... but it is still lovely, and we are only too happy to call it 'HOME'.

When we lived in Hamilton 14 years ago, we used to go on little 'tiki tours' around nice neighbourhoods.  And this area was TOP of our list of 'we would love to live here'!

And now we will !  *smiles*

Once again, I shall not divulge any photos till middle of next week, once it is no longer on any websites... and it has gone UNCONDITIONAL on Monday or Tuesday.

Actually, I took some outside photos today of it... so will upload those and see if I can put any of them on here, without giving away the address.

The poor kids are having to walk home in drenching rain today.  Oh well... that won't kill them.  


Just picked up Tallulah. It was horrible!  She tried to bolt when the vet opened her pen, and the vet had to grab her... and it must have hurt cos she screamed holy blue murder!
I got a huge fright cos she cried so much and so loud!!!

But, she's all good.  She's now in the spare bedroom where it's peaceful and quiet.

Bex and the boys are here, and we are awaiting the arrival of the men before getting dinner.

And OMG do I have a story to tell you about something that happened today!!!  But... it will have to wait until tomorrow... there's plenty on here already.

 ABOVE:  Opening presents.  Grandma and Granddad gave him some winter clothes.

 ABOVE: Funnily enough, he liked the paper the best!

 ABOVE:  Bex made this cake for him.  Coincidentally, the birthday card we gave him was also a Cookie Monster!

ABOVE: Dante enjoyed blowing out the candle, his baby brother just wanted to swat/grab it.

ABOVE: It was a surprise to see a pink cake under all that blue!
It was a very tasty cake too... I've got another piece to enjoy tomorrow.

43 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:51 AM

    Since you're a writer and a long time pet owner, you might want to know that it's "spay" not "spey."

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    1. Really.... I totally needed to know that.

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    2. Chris maybe that's depends on northern southern hemisphere English? what a random comment but tomato tomatoe potato potatoe like really who cares.....

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  2. Anonymous7:04 AM

    I can't believe he's 1 happy birthday my little trouble maker. Yea I'll bring cake just gota make one haha.

    Bex xx

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  3. Anonymous9:46 AM

    Love the way you always bounce back from a negative situation - the opposite doesn't solve anything and only makes you feel worse. Things will come right in the end and your obtainable dream house is out there, Audrey

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  4. Anonymous9:50 AM

    By the way, both spey or spay ae correct. Audrey

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    1. Hee hee.... I knew that, but obviously ANON didn't. Ya gotta love spelling 'experts'.😊

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  5. hun u had every right to feel deflated yesterday,I rented my house in twizel for a week cause when I got there with all my furniture etc I couldnt get in cause the bank had put the wrong date on the contract
    wow HAPPY BIRTHDAY to master Archer growing way to fast
    what are us stalkers going to do for baby photos with all the little cuties growing up

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  6. Affirmations are good things to help - the perfect house at the perfect time!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hope Tallulah does good with her surgery. You are such a great gal for considering her good health. I am just sending you hugs!

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  7. That's great that you can stay longer if needed!! That's a win for sure. So glad I now know how to spell spay too - thanks Anon :)

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  8. Happy birthday Archer!!!!!

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  9. I am so relieved that you can "rent" your house for a while. That must certainly take some pressure off!

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  10. Happy Birthday Archer.. That's awesome news to stay a little longer how cool takes the stress away.

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  11. Happy birthday Archer, I'm sure youre having a fantastic day.

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  12. Christine4:18 PM

    WOW! That was a surprise! Congratulations!!!!!!

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  13. WHOOOOP WHOOOOP!!
    YAY!!!Congratulations! Can't wait to see pics!

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  14. Sooo happy for you.
    Happy birthday to Archer 2 things to celebrate now

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    1. Even one outside photo would be enough to satisfy most of us Chris. One that doesnt divulge any thing to identify it

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  15. Congratulations!!!!! Can't wait to see the pics :-). Now you can relax tonight and enjoy the Birthday celebrations.

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  16. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations to you and your family. Good idea to keep it private for now but I'm looking forward to seeing it :)

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  17. Yay - congratulations!!! What a relief for you all:-)

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  18. Congratulations! Awesome news! Can't wait to see photos (and visit )

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  19. so thrilled to see that contract on the table Chris Congratulations guys yeahaa first birthday and new home celebrations tonight

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  20. Congratulations. I bet it's lovely and once you've settled in and made it your home you won't be thinking of those first two houses. Can't wait to see pictures.

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  21. Congratulations :) and Happy 1st birthday Archer :)

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  22. Woo hoo! Congratulations! Double helpings of birthday cake all round!

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  23. Yippee Double celebration tonight! Wee mans first birthday and a new house.

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  24. Woohoo!! So pleased for you guys!! Congrats on the new house! Can't wait to see pics of it... Happy birthday Archer!! Wow, 1 already!!! And can't wait to hear your other story from today!!

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  25. Oh wow that's blardy awesome news oh my gosh wow wow wow

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  26. Fantastic news. Celebrations all round. Happy Birthday to Archer.

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  27. Anonymous9:06 PM

    Wow, you didn't muck around today, I am so happy for you. Looking forward to having a sticky beak LOL

    Mary in Tassie

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  28. Anonymous9:32 PM

    Christ Chris, you tell us one thing, get our sympathy, then tell us something else! You had this house up your sleeve all the time. You just wanted our sympathy. Well you got it. Satisfied? Be truthfull to your blog followers. Without us, you wouldnt have a blog and your life would be boring, like everyone elses. Grow a pair and be honest.
    Jane Moore, Belfast.

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    2. Oh my hahaha it seems Jane should move along and find anither blog to read. How exciting cant wait to see the pics. :)

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  29. Anonymous9:59 PM

    Jane Moore, you are a truly sick person! Congratulations, Chris! Mari

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  30. Hey great news. Congratulations you guys. Can't wait to see photos.

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  31. I know you will make it fabulous and your home xxxx

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  32. OMG Jane,,, Take a chill pill,, Clearly Chris ( mum ) and my dad had there eyes set on other houses and had no intention of telling anyone of any other houses... but as they missed out on the other houses... they like other people would go back to there I like or Love List and rethink

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  33. YEAH!!! Happy Birthday to Archer! Congrats on the house and poor little pup, she'll be good as new tomorrow :)

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  34. Anonymous3:42 AM

    Congrats on the new house!!! So excited to follow your adventures in Hamilton. Happy Birthday Archer! The cake was VERY cute! :)
    Love
    ~Nicole in CA

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