Saturday, 19 July 2014

Ducks In A Row!!



FINALLY!!!!! All of those pesky, frisky ducks are in a row. :0) I shared with you last week that we'd sold our cosy cottage ... well ... after a VERY stressful, frustrating week of more hoop-jumping and duck-lining-up ... the contract on our NEW home went unconditional at about 4:30pm on Friday afternoon ... PHEW!! For a while there we weren't sure we'd have a house to move into, but after lots of finger-crossing and many prayers ... we have our DREAM HOME! WOO! HOO!!

Now, it will, of course, be a while before I can give you a tour of it, but I thought you'd all enjoy seeing a quick pic of our new house ... since you've all been tagging along on the journey with us. :0) This is the first pic I saw of the house when I was aimlessly cruising real estate sites  ... it was the start of a new love affair! Tee! Hee! Hee!

It's a little ways out of town on an acre of pretty cottage gardens, peaceful lawns and tall gum trees and it really is our dream house ... not only because it's GORGEOUS and somewhere we want to live, but it also has a few home-based-business possibilities for the future. So, you can imagine that once we had a chance to take a breath and shake off the waiting-on-banks stress ... there has been some ...

... Snoopy-style Happy Dancing going on here at the Meares' Madhouse! :0) A huge thank you to all of you who have left encouraging comments and well-wishes for us during this process ... these and the wonderful support of our family, friends and work colleagues have helped us through some of the stress and worry of the last couple of months. I know we've still got the packing, cleaning, moving stuff to wade through ... but it sure is EXCITING to be taking a giant step towards achieving some of our long-held dreams. I promise to share a house tour once we're all moved in and settled. :0)

But for right now, my Beloved Geek Boy and I have decided that this weekend is the breath-catching break that we both need, so after running a few errands this morning, we're kicking back in front of the heater (did I mention that it's FREAKING FREEZING here on top of our 'hill' at the moment!!!!). I'm hoping to thaw out enough to head into my sewing room tomorrow to make a bit more progress on some blocks I'm playing with ... I'll be back soon to share some pics of those. Now, though, I think I'll go and play Polly and pop the kettle on for a warming, soothing cup of tea. What is everyone else up to this weekend? Hope there's some breath-catching time in there for you, too. :0) Til next time ...

HAPPY-DANCING BEAR HUGS!!

CHEERS!
KRIS



23 comments:

Melody said...

Oh Kris it looks like my dream home. Completely charming.

Maddy said...

Congratulations Kris, this is such a beautiful house.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Yep that is one lovely dream home...

shez said...

Oh Kris this so gorgeous I can see why you fell in love with it.xx

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Lovely house - congratulations!

KERYN B said...

Kris it is absolutely beautiful. No wonder you were turning yourself inside out to get it. What a dream sitting under that verandah enjoying the view.

Marilyn said...

WooHoo - you did it!!!!!! So pleased the ducks finally cooperated for you. The new house looks and sounds gorgeous. Will be waiting for that tour of it once you have moved in and set it up. Happy packing in the days ahead!

Outback Crafter - Debra said...

oh wow Kris. I would have fallen for this one too.

Janice said...

It is truly stunning. I'd be falling in love with it too, especially with the bonus of location and usage potential. Good luck with the packing and moving, but it will all be very much worth the effort.

Maria said...

Congratulations to Geek Boy and you on the purchase of your beautiful Dream Home..
you deserve to kick back in front of the heater with a nice cuppa..
It's been freaking freezing here too and wet....

Polly said...

Oh. My. It is absolutely CHARMING, Kris!! Huge congrats on a job ell done! I ca NOT wait to see it up close and inside and out!! How very exciting a new home is!! The best of luck to you and Geek boy for a smooth uneventful moving out and then in!!

Lyn said...

Congratulations..it really is a Dream Home..just gorgeous..can't wait for the reveal..that verandah looks so inviting

Fiona said...

wonderful news.. can't wait to visit you there...
Hugz

Christine M said...

I can see why you fell in love with it, Kris. Your new house is beautiful. I can't wait to see the inside.

Christine said...

It's very beautiful!

Janice said...

Your new house looks very grand! I would love an acre of land. Will you be getting into veggie gardening and fruit trees. I really envy the things that you can grow in your country. Can't wait for the grand tour inside and out. Hope you are managing to distress a little now that everything has been finalized.

Marilyn said...

That looks like a lovely inviting home, have fun moving in.

Michelle Ridgway said...

I am so thrilled for you both Kris...it is gorgeous! Stay warm xx

theredbootquiltcompany.com said...

Yay! I can't wait to come and visit, it's such a beautiful house and it will have the loveliest people living in it too. xx

Mistea said...

Yay for making dreams come true.
Enjoy the journey to your lovely new home.

Elizabeth said...

LOVE your new home. I can't wait to see inside. It has been blimin cold here in Auckland NZ too. Saturday was unbearably cold. I have never been so cold.

FloS said...

Waow !! this house looks wonderful !! I'm glad it will be yours soon !
Florence

Stina... said...

Wohooo.. Kris.... It's G o r g e o u s,,, what a dream!!!

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