Hey there homegirls! How's it going? I'm just checking in quickly here to say NO I'm not dead, life's just gone all kinds of crazy and I've been terrible at keeping up with everything.
For nearly the past week, my boyfriend and I have been house hunting. We're hoping to buy our very first house and be real proper grown-up type people. And it's mental. Since last Thursday I think we've viewed nearly 20 houses, some pretty nice and some that I honestly can't bring myself to write about. Yes, they really were that horrific. Yurgh.
Our time has been filled with looking at all properties possible, talking to all the estate agents and trying to avoid speaking to their own financial advisers. It's like being a pawn in a game of properly mental chess. And, funnily, it seems like every single agent / adviser has access to the very best deals that nobody else does. Something here doesn't quite add up to me but, hey, never know...
I'm not gonna lie, we stop and have coffee and talk about houses and mortgages for like 5 minutes. Then I have get my phone out to have a nice little Twitter break because I NEED TO BE NORMAL FOR JUST A MINUTE PLEASE! And then yesterday I had to ditch the boy for an hour to go and look at shiny pretty things in TK Maxx. And then I bought four nail varnishes. Cos I'm basic.
So that's pretty much all I've got for you at the mo ladies, and I'm really sorry that I'm failing a bit. Just buying a house really is pretty stressful. Like, people have told me that for forever, but I always sorta thought naaah, I'll be fine... well I was wrong. I don't wanna put you off if you're thinking of jumping in and looking for a first house all of your very own. Do it. Just have some chocolate on standby, and be prepared to have some puffy eyes because you'll probably cry a bit.
Monday Musings will be back next week, and I'll try to throw something else your way before the weekend. But please forgive me and bear with me a little. I may have cried so much I can no longer see my screen to type!