When you read the advice on selling your home it advises you not to cook strong smelling food as it may put potential buyers off. Well.........we have accepted an offer on our house so no longer have strangers traipsing through the house every few days. Keep everything crossed for us that it goes smoothly! I was getting worried about making my chutneys and pickles for Xmas, they really are pongy when you are preparing them, but now in (tentative) celebration I am filling the house with smelly food. This morning I filled the slow cooker full of veg curry, the pungent smell of the spices, garlic, onions is permeating every inch of the ground floor and it is bliss :)
A huge bowl of wrinkled peppers bought for a pound from the greengrocer has been chopped and pickled and fish is on the menu again for the bearded one.
So what else has changed, well I don't have to rush out and brush all the leaves from the patio, (one memorable night in the dark and rain) and the bearded one can put a cup/newspaper/shoes down without out me whisking them out from under his nose. Life can go back to some sort of normality phew, well sort of. I now have to start emptying the attic of years worth of ....... well I'm not exactly sure what is up there. I am determined to have a huge clear out and not take it all with us, some of which came from the attic of our previous house, straight into this attic!
What I really want to do today is cook, go for a walk, read a book and hopefully a little bit of crafting later, simple stress free things. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I can breath again. I feel so lucky that we got an offer after a couple of weeks, I can't imagine the stress levels if it had gone on for a long time. Rushing home from work to prepare the house, (one viewer beat me to it and was peering in the windows as I arrived home), checking that the cat hadn't vomited on the carpet while I had been at work and trying to keep up unrealistic goals of tidiness takes it's toll. The buyers are not in a chain, not in a hurry and willing to wait for us to find somewhere, I'm hoping with everything I can hope with, that this will proceed. We do have another family who asked to be informed if it didn't go through but they would want to move in ASAP so not ideal as we haven't seen anything yet that we both like. I'm sure our future home is out there somewhere, it may take us some time to find it but it will be worth it in the end, in the meantime I will enjoy my smelly home.
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