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Jun. 27th, 2011

10:54 am - So

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The apartment guy accepted my offer.

While this is excellent news, I'm not getting excited about it just yet.


Lots of reasons:

1. It's conditional and the acceptance of an offer means I get on the condition-train which means lots of phone calls, organising stuff and paying for things. When all that's done and it goes unconditional I'll get more excited, because what happens after that is automatic and doesn't involve my input - all I have to do is cough up the dough.

2. I put the settlement date out to the beginning of October. With Polly going to Canada, Me going to Hong Kong, and laser-eyes probably happening in there too, we don't have time to move before then. I'll get more excited when it gets a bit closer.

3. I'm aware that in order to pursue what I want my next step to be, I've had to add unwanted instability to Polly's life. Even though the universe tends to drop awesome things on Polly just when she needs them, I will never be ok with adding to her stress. I like my little suburban family. I know I can't keep this family together and also pursue my own goals, and I've come to terms with that. But yeah, reduces the excitement somewhat.

Regardless of these, I do have a feeling of quiet satisfaction. When all the shouting is over, I'll have plenty of time to sort my stuff out, go to Hong Kong, get lasered, probably have a garage sale, and be ready to move in October. I like separating the official stuff from the moving stuff and giving myself time for a breather in between. I also like that my money will sit in my bank till then earning interest, and what I'll save from Mum's mortgage will make a nice little buffer to start my life as a grownup.



With any luck, fairly soon after that Dr Wheel will be joining me and we can be grownups together.

Does being a grownup mean I can have ice cream for dinner?

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From:tatjna
Date:June 26th, 2011 11:06 pm (UTC)
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In the future time.

(edit: bet you i have my housewarming before you have yours)

Edited at 2011-06-26 11:06 pm (UTC)
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From:rivet
Date:June 27th, 2011 01:59 am (UTC)
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golly, that was quick!
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From:tatjna
Date:June 27th, 2011 02:02 am (UTC)
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I guess.. When the offer was made on Mum's place it took a week or so of to-ing and fro-ing before an agreement was reached. I don't like that game so I made an offer that was reasonable but slightly under the current market valuation, and made it clear that I wasn't into negotiations for their own sake - and I was willing to walk away to avoid that game. It seems to have worked.
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From:anna_en_route
Date:June 27th, 2011 03:08 am (UTC)
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As an adult I think you're only allowed ice-cream for dinner if it's brussels sprout flavoured....


=)

Seriously congratulations on the appartment purchase!
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Date:June 27th, 2011 05:21 am (UTC)
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From:helianthas
Date:June 27th, 2011 05:27 am (UTC)
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And for breakfast!

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From:caycos
Date:June 27th, 2011 07:30 am (UTC)
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Congrats :) that's an excellent, central location
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From:plantgirl
Date:June 28th, 2011 03:14 am (UTC)
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From my distant perspective, I have come to the conclusion that there are only 3 apartment buildings in Wellington. The one that gets rejected & the two in which people I "know" live.
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