I am inside, looking at our budget. Sounds sad right? Well not really. By being on top of it all, I know what is possible and I feel this will stop any disappointment when we start to look at houses.
We are on track to have the house on the market next month. That in itself is a little scary. We originally thought we would move to Cornwall to retire. After a few really hard life lessons last year we are now of the opinion, do it. DO IT NOW! We are stepping off the wheel and going our own way. Very much Cornwall or bust.
If you have been reading my blog for awhile you are probably fed up with reading about it. Come back later in the week, it will probably be about books! lol Ha Life is funny right? I have just started to unpack the boxes of books, only for them to be packed back up, hopefully soon when we sell. I am also going through them again to see what I can get rid of. I have a weird attachment to some of my books and cant seem to donate them. I will try.
The budget has been bolstered lately. The decorator that was to do the dangerous painting, ie the stairs, landing and the floor in the hall down stairs, cried off. Saying he could fit us in again in a few months time. I want to be moved really soon. Posh Boy laid the oak flooring himself after watching youtube. I have been painting like crazy. This was a huge saving, even with buying a ladder that is for stairways, and a choppy electric saw thingy. Cant think of the name of that...
I then decided enough was enough. Marched into the garage, took pictures of my bicycle that had a bent front fork and the bicycle I was given by an amazing neighbour at our old house. Follwing the car crash, I can no longer ride a bike. Its upsetting as I
I put the advert on there I think Wednesday, on Thursday, a lovely older couple who have just retired to the area arrived. Not only bought one bike, but both of them. AND bought some of the hydrangea plants I have been nurturing from cuttings. Apparently in the local garden centre they are £8 a pot.
Also on Gumtree I advertised my beginners archery bow. Selling it with all the limbs. I have moved this probably 8 times? WHY? The neighbours here, were very intrigued when they first saw our nets down the drive and thought Posh Boy was a keen cricketer! Lol Not the archery range that it is! The lady who bought it sent me some flowers, as she was so pleased with her new bow. That really makes me smile. More money for the kitty.
Posh Boy has sold a few items as well.
We have made more than enough money for the storage/lodgings of the caravan, which I am so happy about. We have saved enough by being under budget on the main renovation of taking the roof off and putting it all back on higher with enough space for 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. My old boss cant believe we came in under budget. And then under budget again for the downstairs. The spreadsheet is screaming I have had such a tight grip on it. It does mean we will have a larger renovation budget for the next house. Which will really help us.
Mortgage free is the goal. If we dont quite make it, we will be pretty damn close. Mortgage free means freedom. Its got to be worth aiming for. Am I right?
You have to have a dream.
I pose you this one question for this week and the future, what is your real dream? You dont have to tell me about it.