Ok, so many of you know that my FIL died in January 2009.
Steve being his only child, the house was left to him. It’s the house where he grew up.
Our plan at that time was to sell it. That all changed the day after Denis died. The house felt different. It felt welcoming and we fell in love.
Steve has been planning and dreaming and planning ever since. It looks like those plans are about to come to fruition and after 24 years, we will at last move out of our flat. If things go well, this may even be by the end of the year.
The house has not changed since it was built in 1937. We have shown it to several friends and they all love it. They love the styling, the kitchen, everything and are quite sure they could live in it just as it is now. Well, not us. We want a modern styled house but with some original features. The kitchen is vile. It’s not livable at all. The bathroom hasn’t been used for nearly 8 years now and is in a terrible state. I don’t want to use my FIL’s bath and nor does Steve. He didn’t like it when he was young so would hate it now.
So, plans…they are huge and we’re hoping that it all works out. I will get a craft room. There will be a conservatory/garden room, utility room and downstairs loo, all mod cons with a range cooker for Steve. And guest rooms, at last, space for our friends to stay!
Cross your fingers for us please. We may have a new home that we love very soon.