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Things are moving along. “Slowly but surely” seems to be the phrase we’re using most of the time.

The bathroom is looking good, still a few bits to finish in there but it’s all usable.

We’ve got a wardrobe installed in the main bedroom, which was a pretty huge effort due to the walls, floors and ceilings all being less than straight.

Work is now progressing on the kitchen, again with matters being complicated by the walls not being “true”.

I’ve set up a Flickr set of photos of the various renovations and will try to keep that up to date as things move along.

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We moved….

Following my previous post back in March, we’ve now moved to the new house.

To say it hasn’t gone smoothly would be a bit of an understatement. Even now, almost 2 weeks later we have no shower, no storage or wardrobes and no discernible kitchen.

We’ve encountered dodgy plumbers who have cost us hundreds of pounds for their work and then even more on top to have their work undone and thrown away.

Lots still to do, the wardrobes won’t fit properly because the walls aren’t straight, the kitchen needs fitting, the downstairs shower room is derelict and everything is in piles of bags and boxes.

I’m sure it’ll be great when we finally get there but at the moment, it’s a little trying to put it lightly.

We’re moving!

If all goes well, we should exchange contracts on a house in the next day or so.

We’ve been trying to buy somewhere on and off for the past 3 years, so it’s been a long time coming, but I think this one will finally go through.

The house needs some work before we can move in so we’ll be staying in our rented flat for a couple of months while that work is done. There’s plenty to do, with a new kitchen, 2 new bathrooms and lots of redecoration required.

Fingers crossed, this will be ours soon
Fingers crossed, this will be ours soon

If things go according to schedule, we should complete on the house before Easter, so we can start some of the work then.

We’re quite excited after having several disappointments when trying to buy properties previously, but I don’t think Vic or I will actually believe it until the deal is finally complete.

I forsee many trips to B&Q and IKEA in our future.

Update @12:34pm 31/3/09: We’ve exchanged!