Thursday, 18 July 2013
Dare I Start to Plan?
It seems such a long time ago that I blogged about our new home, its actually only 3 weeks since we found out we had been nominated for a house.
After the housing association received the keys back, they sent in their contractors to check what work would need doing prior to us moving in. Just our luck, it needs major works. A new kitchen is to be fitted, walls knocked down to change the layout of downstairs and there is even talk of a new bathroom suite.
As fantastic as it is to know that I will have a brand new kitchen and possibly bathroom, this has delayed our move. We have had to endure the room of doom for just over 8 weeks so far, 2 weeks over the legal limit that councils are supposed to keep families in bed and breakfast type accommodation. We still have another 2 weeks to go until our house is likely to be ready.
Tomorrow we are going to see inside our house for the very first time. The work has not been done yet as the contractors are busy on other jobs, so we are seeing it in its worst state. Nevertheless I am keen to see our home. It will somehow make it more real. It's really hard not knowing what it's like inside.
I am hoping that our move date will become a definite and that we can at last book our removals, purchase a few necessities (cooker and fridge freezer) and at last start making plans for our new home.
We will have a lot to do in terms of decorating, saving up for carpets and the garden is a huge job, but having lived in one room for two months we will simply be grateful for a private bathroom, separate bedrooms and living area and a clean kitchen that I can cook my family proper meals in.
The children are so excited. They can't wait to see all their toys again. Gary is looking forward to sleeping in our own bed and to be able to sit in a chair instead of hunched on a bed. Samuel is in dire need of "space" and will have his own room again. I'm just longing for normality to resume.
We need this now so much, yet I am so worried that if I start to plan too much, our luck will turn bad again and something will go wrong.
It's hard to look forward to something that's not yet concrete.
I don't think I will relax until we have those keys and am walking through our front door.