Friday, 4 April 2008

Proud House Owner

At 8.30......yes 8.30 ( can you believe the time) our soliciter phoned to say the money had been transfered and we could collect the keys!!!! We collected them just after ten when we were all fully awake and dressed!! Dashed over to the house, the boys ran around whilst we went from room to room not knowing where to start first........we are going to decorate some of the rooms before we move in which will hopefully be around June!! My older two went to friends for the afternoon so we pottered around the house, I picked them up, popped to my dads then back to the house to pick hubby up and got a huge suprise as in that time I had gone, all the carpets had been ripped up downstairs to uncover beautiful wood block flooring in very good condition, two of the bedrooms had old fitted wardrobes in them and he had pulled them the space of an hour and a half he had done all that bless him!!! Took lots of pics and will post them soon.
Now in a mad panic as have to think of how to decorate every room......excited but bewildred!!!
Thanks everyone for your lovely comment.....Claire xx


Clairey said...

Oh Claire, your husband and Matt sound so similar! Can't wait to see pictures especially of the flooring.

Huge congratulations to you all.

Clairey xxx

Gill at Lucy Locket said...

So exciting, and what a relief to exchange! Look forward to seeing pics soon.

Miss sew n sew said...

Just found your blog how exciting for you and wonderful to discover the block flooring will be back to see your pics bet you can't wait to busy yourself decorating I love all that!

prettyshabby said...

how wonderful to find a floor like that hidden away..I think this is why we love old houses... for their hidden surprises!

Lucy said...

Thrilled for you! :o)
Can't wait to see pics, congrats and good luck with it all

Regina - MiaDeRoca said...

What a great feeling - wish you a lot of energy and enthusiasm for the renovating aaaand the decorating!!!

Vintage to Victorian said...

Congratulations - how exciting. Shall enjoy tagging along on your journey of discovery and renewal!

Vintage Amethyst said...

eek, how exciting!!! Congratulations too!
Can't wait to hear more and see some photos too.
Alison x

Garden girl said...

Can't wait to see your photos- old houses are very cool for all their quirky charms!

mollycupcakes said...

Congratulations Claire,
I'm so happy for you all, many your new home by full of laugther, smiles and happiness.
Can't wait to see the photos.
Wow what a fast worker your man is lol all that in an hour and half. You should hire him out for weekends lol


Catherine x

Summer by the sea said...

Hi Claire - how exciting - I wish you lots of happiness in your new home and how nice that you can do some of the work before you have to move in - Can't wait to see the 'after' shots. - Natalie x

Jasminé said...

HI Claire
What fabulous news..!! I am really happy for you and your family and looking forward to seeing pics!
Thank you for the comment on my blog about my dress, yes its a fab colour, Im trying to think of where to wear it next!It was so comfortable!

Enjoy the feeling and excitement of having a house to decorate, it helps that you really love all things interior!


shabby chic said...

Hi Claire, congratulations again!. can you send me your address but dont worry i wont publish it to my blog! as I moderate my comments first for the pay it forward challenge x

Andrea said...

Wow, that sounds sooo exciting!! I am quite jealous of you!! Good Luck with your new baby!

Amanda said...

WHOOOOO sorry I'm a bit late on this one - soooo happy to hear you have the keys and cannot wait to see piccies!!

julia said...

How exciting, can't wait to see! Keep hold of that man, he sounds like a good one!
Julia x

Summer by the sea said...

Hi Claire - you have won a prize over on my blog - please e mail me your address so I can get your goodies off to you! - Natalie x


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