Another normal week

March 9th, 2006 at 6:07 pm by james

We dragged ourselves out of bed on Sunday having slept very little after the flight. We had a quiet day clearing the stinky fridge, unpacking and slipping back into our normal pastimes: staring vacantly into space and reading property websites.

I blame this rapid slump into normality for all that follows.

On Monday (day 2 following a month away mind you) Michelle found, viewed and fell in love with a house in Hatfield. I saw it on Tuesday night and we offered on Wednesday morning. Our house will be ready to go on the market by the end of the weekend.

You should understand, by way of background, that househunting is something Michelle does for fun. Perpetually. One might almost say compulsively. She undoubtedly has a better understanding of the property market in our corner of Hertfordshire than many people in The Business, so her pace is perhaps not to be wondered at.

MGW has been persuading me for some time that we should consider Hatfield more seriously in the where-to-bless-with-our-presence stakes. I have a wise friend who once said of the persuasive powers of wives: “You know it’s not about whether you might win, it’s just how long you can hold out.” He’s right, of course, and so was she.

8 Responses to “Another normal week”

  1. Ben Says:

    Hurray! Pictures?

  2. Tim Says:

    Good luck. We’ve just bought my aunt’s place in Westville, and are trying to get rid of ours. Swapping monkeys for bats.

  3. james Says:

    I have a friend who found hockey sticks to be a great solution for mice, so bats might be good for monkeys. Hope it moves quickly for you Tim!

  4. Kerry Says:

    WOW! Great stuff. New homes must be in the planets, or in the air, or something. Congrats. Hope it goes as smoothly as unexpected. Tell Michelle WOOOHOOO from me! So exciting.

  5. Kerry Says:

    Forgot to ask: Does it have an en suite? Or at least a 2nd bathroom?

  6. james Says:

    It has a second bathroom. En suite is one of the changes we’re starting to plan.

  7. Polikilothermal Says:

    Before you move to Hatfield (I assume Hertfordshire) you might want to think VERY carefully about it. At first glance it seems a nice town… It’s not so rosy as it looks. In General it’s OK, but there are areas that the locals (myself included) would know to avoid like the plague.

    I dont want to rain on your parade, I love hatfield, I do as much as I can for the town in my public capacity… but I feel I should warn you…. Look before you leap.

  8. james Says:

    Hello Polikilothermal … sounds useful. Any particiular areas you’d recommend avoiding like the plague?

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