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Strange feelings...

  • Aug. 7th, 2014 at 11:18 AM
So reality is really kicking in now. With Mr DM having packed up 95% of his stuff, and me selling off a goodly portion of my DVDs, the house is beginning to feel a little empty.

Yesterday there were two inspections on the house, both said the house was very neat and tidy, and the word pristine got mentioned. Kudos to Mr DM for the painting he did! They wouldn't have said that if he'd just slapped another coat of paint on the walls without getting rid of the lumps and bumps. He even repainted the patio floor and the bit of concrete slab visible under the sliding door that used to be the carport.

An offer was made... lower than my minimum (we've put the house on at offers over $280,000) but they have come up to that, but I'd like to see what kind of action happens on Saturday when there's an open house. The agent is being canny and has told them (they are buyers in Sydney) that she can only get hold of one party (ie me) and won't be able to get hold of the other (Mr DM) until the weekend.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed this doesn't affect my health - yesterday when I got in the lift to go home I had a dizzy spell, and felt wobbly and mildly nauseous all the way home. So much so that I didn't have anything to eat apart from half a biscuit around midnight, and half a cuppa, and stayed home today because I still felt wobbly. So I'm attacking the books in the bookcase that my niece is taking - haven't kept many and the others will be appearing on eBay at some point in the not too distant future.

This is all getting very real!

Reminder to self - you are starting a new life, you are allowed to grieve over the life you are leaving, so if some of the books get a bit tear-stained that's okay!


eneit wrote:
Aug. 7th, 2014 03:01 am (UTC)
*hugs* You absolutely are allowed to grieve for the old life. And if anyone says otherwise, sic Granny on to them.
aeriedraconia wrote:
Aug. 7th, 2014 06:17 pm (UTC)
Yes, you are allowed to grieve over the life you are leaving. Then, you get to turn your face to the new life.

Try to make sure you drink enough water and don't forget to eat a bit, even a handful of nuts, cut up fruit or tea sandwiches that you can snag a section of on the way by. Small nibbles that don't challenge a stressed stomach but will help stave off low blood sugar.
(Anonymous) wrote:
Aug. 7th, 2014 10:11 pm (UTC)
My appetite did come back by the end of the day - I was worried I'd gone back to the way I was that horrible week I spent in hospital where I could barely take a sip of water big enough to take a pill.

I had to go out in the afternoon to stock up on my favourite beverage, which I am having to wean myself off because it's not available in the UK, and had the mad urge to buy something utterly decadent... which is still sitting in the fridge. I'll probably eat them over the weekend (2 chocolate eclairs) but they will definitely be regarded as treats. Hopefully, a celebration of a decent offer on the house!
tropic_dm wrote:
Aug. 8th, 2014 08:19 am (UTC)
That "anonymous" reply is actually me - my stupid computer at work had lost my login and I couldn't remember my password (I changed it before I went into hospital!)
murasaki_1966 wrote:
Aug. 8th, 2014 06:59 am (UTC)
And low blood sugar makes it worse. As I found out after Dad died.

Best of luck, mate. I hope your new life is everything you want it to be. Keep intouch.
tropic_dm wrote:
Aug. 8th, 2014 08:20 am (UTC)
I do intend to get back in here more often once I reach home shores - are you enjoying your trip?
murasaki_1966 wrote:
Aug. 15th, 2014 07:07 am (UTC)
Very much. Take care of yourself.



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