A lil overwhelmed..

Over the last couple of weeks I have been slowly decluttering, selling off stuff, cleaning out things, donating stuff and throwing away stuff; all in an effort to try and make this business of ‘downsizing’ a bit easier bit. It’s all a bit overwhelming sometimes, and I don’t think the enormity of the job at … Read more…

Well THATS settled then!

  Yep – today’s the day! We’ve just got a text message from the bank, to say that the Farm has settled – it’s now well and truly OURS!! And in another piece of amazeballz news – we’ve also been advised by email that our water meter went in today!! It’s all happening now, and … Read more…

Contractors & a Shopping Trip.

We’ve chosen and booked our Electrician Justin to connect the mains power; we’ve booked our Plumber to put in the lines for mains water at the same time as Justin does his electrical work, we’ve been to Council and applied for our rural number and water connection; and all being well – settlement will be … Read more…

Brokers, Cleaning and a Container.

We went into the Brokers office on Thursday afternoon and signed all the docs that we needed to for the Farm, so that was a pretty momentous moment in time! We’ve also already started packing up stuff that we wont need for the next 6-12 months, so that once the shipping container arrives, we can … Read more…

Official News

ITS OFFICIAL!!!! The call finalllllllllly came through today – our finance has officially been approved!!! ~~~biiiiiiiiiiig sigh of relief~~~ We’ve both been holding our breath, and both had moments of being scared that something would go wrong, but finally we have got not only the call, but the letter to say its all ‘official’. Whilst … Read more…

Waiting is HARD!

This week has been a week of getting quotes back from various electrical suppliers, checking them against each other – and now haggling with our preferred supplier, to get to price that we are comfortable with and can afford, but that it’s still very much fair to the contractor. We’ve also had a preliminary quote … Read more…

Sign on the Line!

Today is THE day. Its CONTRACT day!!! Finalllllly, after what feels like months of waiting, the Contract for our Farm has now been signed by all parties. Wheeeheeeee!!!! As of 9am, the sellers have signed, and we are on our merry way to getting this unconditional, and settled. (or as our American friends would say: … Read more…

Our First Working Bee.

A rare Sunday of no appointments, so today we popped on some work clothes, grabbed the garden gloves, mower, whipper-snipper and packed up our thermos, some coffee, a few munchies, some milk, and our cups, and stuck it all in the ute (whos name is Zane incase you’re wondering!) and headed out to ‘the Farm’ do … Read more…

4000 Housing Ideas

  Our shed (okay, so its not actually ours yet, but that’s irrelevant. Conceive, Believe, Receive!!) – anyway – on with the show! As I was saying….Our Shed used to be the machinery shed for the house that’s now on a separate block. Its a huge [to us] 7.5m x 9m colorbond shed, with 3 … Read more…

A Slow Crawl.

As you’ve read, it started back in about April, when we went and had a proper look at the block, did a whole lot of talking and working-out stuff, and some more talking – and then finally made an offer. We were nervous about making an offer, as we pretty much had no savings left … Read more…