Wednesday, October 09, 2019

LET'S DO THIS

ABOVE:  Well... it's here.

We go to Hamilton today to try and sell our house.

I'm trying not to throw up with nerves!
So, so nervous.

The auction is at 12 noon.  We know there's at least 12 houses on the 'list', but we have no idea where ours is placed... so no idea when ours will go up.  Could be 12, or even 1 pm or later!

Please cross all ya bits 'n' bobs for a positive outcome for us today.

I will be back AFTER the auction with either good (or not so good) news.  Bearing in mind if we don't sell at the actual auction, there's a good chance we will sell within the next few days?

I don't know.  I'm totally over the wondering, the stressing and so on.  I just want today over, one way or the other.

I have to kill a few hours before I head into town.  If I can gather some brain cells together, I'll probably do the housework then carry on with the new table runner I started yesterday.

ONWARD...

DOGSTARS: its 11 am here... so an hour to go before the Auctions start.  I'm going inside to get the list to see where ours is in the placing.

We are 8th on the list. So don't  expect ANYTHING till well after 1 pm, it might even be as late as 2.

MY hands are shaking so much! And I don't know how I got in here without crashing into someone.  I'm that DISTRACTED and FRAZZLED.

SOLD   SOLD   SOLD !!!!

Details to follow.

3.37 pm... stuck in traffic trying to get home. 

Aaarrrrrgh.

Full update soon.

4.20 pm:  And I'm finally home.
OMG what a day.

I was so sick with nerves all morning, right up until our home was on the 'block' so to speak.

And it went so well... I was in SHOCK!  I had the shakes so bad.  We ended up with the two bidders as we kinda expected (though I was in doubt they would even bid!)... and they literally fought it out for like... 3 minutes?  And it was all over really.

We got over and above what we were hoping for too...so we came away extremely happy and elated.

We then literally walked across the road to another real estate firm...


ABOVE:  Lugton's is where we sold our home... and there we are sitting in an office at Lodge... about to make an offer on our new home!!!

This is up in the air for a day or two as there's another group who might make an offer too.  Then we would have to enter in to a Multi-offer situation.

Something I hope and pray we don't have to do obviously.

It could be a nervous evening.

But... the BEST THING... we have sold our home in record time (4 weeks), for a very, very good price.  

I'm going out shortly, to buy some wine (a bubbly one), and something for dinner.  Think I deserve a night off cooking after today's hectic pace.

And guess what?
I don't need to go buy wine.


 ABOVE:  Tony arrived and put the SOLD sticker on our sign... what a thrilling moment that was.... and...


 ABOVE:  He gave us this HUGE bottle of wine!!!


ABOVE:  Don't ya just LOVE our wine bucket!   Love it.

Off now to get some dinner.

9.09 pm:  And dinner is done, wine has been drunk... and it's time to totally relax for an hour or so... before bed.

I had one and a half glasses of wine and I was done.  Such a lightweight.


58 comments:

  1. Got everything crossed for you Chris. Hope it all goes well.
    Hugs-x-

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  2. Good Luck today Chris xoxox

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  3. Hope all goes well and you have a successful auction xx

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  4. Hope it all goes well!

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  5. 🤞 fingers are crossed. Best of luck 😁

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  6. OH MY! It's here. It's going to be nerve wracking simply waiting for the blog update.! I can not EVEN IMAGINE what you are going through! Good Luck.

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  7. I'm excited for you! Hope it goes well!

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  8. Sending good vibes x

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  9. Anonymous10:11 AM

    Good Luck 😊 🤞 💙
    #Lacy
    p.s (everything happens for a reason, so if it doesn't sell today..its ok, it wasn't ment to)
    xxxxx

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  10. AAAAGGGHHHH! It's been 30 minutes and NO updates!

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  11. Fingers & toes all crossed, I will be of course checking every 5 bloody minutes for updates lol.

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  12. Fingers crossed, I can't imagine how nerve wracking it is!! 💙🤞💙 🍀😘

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  13. EXCITEDDDDDDDDDDDDDD !!

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  14. Anonymous12:21 PM

    I think NZ is 2 hours ahead of east coast Australia, can anyone help ?

    Dee

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    1. Anonymous1:17 PM

      Its 3 hrs now with day light savings

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    2. Thanks, forgot about that

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  15. Anonymous12:22 PM

    GOOD LUCK!!!!
    ~Nicole in CA

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  16. Everything is crossed

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  17. I hope it goes well, good luck

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  18. Anonymous12:40 PM

    I agree with Lacy - if it doesn't sell today it wasn't meant to. At least you have a beautiful home to live in until it does sell - I feel so sorry for first home buyers who miss out so many times. Audrey

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  19. Everything is crossed for you. Good Luck

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  20. Awesome, awesome, awesome news...CONGRATS to you both xx

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  21. Anonymous1:25 PM

    YEAAAAAA BOI 💙💙💙💙
    Congratulations 🎊 Ma and Pa
    #Lacy

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  22. Penny1:31 PM

    Woohoo woohoo woohoo!!!

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  23. Congratulations!!!!!!

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  24. Anonymous1:51 PM

    Great news! Sarah xxx

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  25. FANTASTIC NEWS. Congratulations and now the excitement of finding you 'Right' house can really begin.

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  26. Yay!!!!!!! Congratualtions :-)

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  27. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! x

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  28. YES YES YES IT SOLD. . AWESOME NEWS.

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  29. Anonymous2:24 PM

    Fantastic ! Well done and happy house hunting. What an adventure. I love house hunting :-)
    Michelle from Oz

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  30. Anonymous2:42 PM

    Awesome news! Congratulations! So happy for you! The next chapter begins.
    Kym/Australia

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  31. Brilliant! I'm so pleased for you & Stew!!🥂💥

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  32. Happy for you Chris and Stew

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  33. Congratulations this is awesome news! Never a doubt!! Kristin

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  34. Oh chris and Stew so happy for you both all those loaves of bread and touch up paint work paid off xxx

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  35. One word in ITALICS (smiles

    "'YIPPEE''


    Cheers!!!

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  36. oh wow!!!!.... excited to hear all about it xxxxxxxx

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  37. Excellent news!!!! Now onto the next exciting chapter.

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  38. Anonymous4:43 PM

    oml Ma from one happy ending staight into another so called 'bidding war' geepers you don't live in the slow lane atm do you lol...hope your now having a few 'sniffs' of tipple now lol coz that's probably all your gona need after today 😊 then off to bed with yourself lol and Pa xxxxxx
    💙💙💙
    #Lacy 💙

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  39. Wonderful news. Congratulations Stew & Chris 😀

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  40. Congrats!!!! Awesome news!!!

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  41. Anonymous5:20 PM

    That must be such an awesome feeling. Cant wait to hear which one youre buying.

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  42. Fantastic news. Can't wait to see where you'll be moving to.xx

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  43. How neat was that with the SOLD sticker. Love the wine !!! and the bucket,,,, your colours missy (smiles)

    Cant wait for next step for you all.. Love new homes they are a start of a new adventure!!

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  44. Well done. Congratulations, all your hard work paid off.

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  45. Anonymous8:04 PM

    Congratulations!!

    Peta

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  46. what an amazing result.... I've got goose bumps!!!!

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  47. So thrilled for you Chris.
    Now I am looking forward to seeing your new house.
    Hugs-x-

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  48. Congratulations fabulous news!! :)

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  49. Congratulations on your sale ... and always a nice bonus when you get more than you were bargaining on. Can't wait to see which home you will be starting your next chapter of life in. Good luck!!

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  50. I'm so excited for you!

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  51. What wonderful news, Congratulations!

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  52. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Fantastic news. Worth all the hard work you put in.

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