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Missed it by that much ... reading guide

... yet!

Settlement on my new old house was 3pm yesterday. At 9 in the morning the bank called to say they needed more paperwork. I'll keep the story short. Running around, visits to our solicitor (more money), running to the bank and our end was finished by lunch for paperwork the bank had accepted 2 weeks earlier and had raised no concerns until 5 hours before crunch time. Wonderful said the bank as we dropped in said vital paperwork. Keys were to be dropped at my husband's office in our new city after settlement. We would pick them up this morning. I sent an email to Kim whinging but happy it was all finished and settled in with a stiff drink. Then the voicemail on our mobile phone. After end of business trading. No keys until Monday because settlement was late! The bank was late! And we didn't find out until after everyone had gone home for the weekend. Buying a house, don't you love it! Thank goodness we hadn't booked the removalists until next weekend. So here is my "missed it by that much" reading list. Enjoy! Oh and Kim, you can see what I got up to here ... or should that be hear ;)











Reader Comments (20)

Oh no! Here's to a very, VERY quick weekend for you until you can get the keys!!!

6 Nov 2010 | Unregistered Commentersunny

I'm exactly the same situation... counting the seconds for the Monday morning when I will try to get the keys to my first apartment (at Rio - Brazil), which I look forward to since March .. I hope everything to go right from now on! Cheers to our new places!

6 Nov 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRaquel Braga

bummer!! bloody banks and settlements - always a nightmare. hope monday comes around quickly - well for you anyway, not so much for me! : )

Commonwealth Bank, was it? ;)

6 Nov 2010 | Unregistered Commentermissd

Good luck with everything.....love Parlour already so!!!

Thanks so much for including econesting in this reading guide.

I'm enjoying the posts about moving into your new home and look forward to fun stuff - decorating. Wishing you the best and hope it all works out for you!

6 Nov 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRonnie

Maddening! I hope you can do something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT over the weekend in the interests of a fully rounded human experience (might include a slap-up meal...)

6 Nov 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTricia Rose

Good luck with your new home! Truly exciting, and I'm sure it will be worth the wait as well as all the bureaucratic bs that they make everyone go through...thanks so much for including the compai blog on your reading list. honored to be featured here!

6 Nov 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJustina

Hang on there - it will be worth it for your lovely house.

6 Nov 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEuropean Chic

That's so stressful! Best of luck. Hope you get your key soon and congratulations! :-)

6 Nov 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTheAL

Couldn't have just gone in through a window I guess, eh? :)

It'll all work out perfectly. Best wishes Jo.
And thank you for this fine collection...wowie I love DESIGNTRIPPER's logo.

6 Nov 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAMR

Sorry about the mess ups with the house- all will work out in the end though and I'm sure it wil be well worth the wait:) Super list! I love Little Blue Deer and Parlour and am making my way through the news ones- great way to spend the weeekend!! xo

What a nightmare, those things never go smoothly. Thank you so much for the mention, ladies. Good luck with the move!

Good luck with everything! It will be all worth it.
Thank you very much for including La Boheme on your list! How unexpected so thank you. Can't wait to read the rest of your suggestions. xoxo

8 Nov 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLa Boheme

I heart Parlour. =)

8 Nov 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelsi

You poor thing! How frustrating!

Fingers crossed everything else goes well...

8 Nov 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Thank You for mentioning my blog. I am very honored!

10 Nov 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCharlotte Bladh

What is it with banks? Scorching interest rates, record profits and slack customer service seem to go hand in hand.
It'll be worth the wait though :)

11 Nov 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSammy

Oh yes and your reading lists are terrible. Before I know it hours have slipped by and I've added at least 6 to my favourites. Thanks. No really ..... :)

11 Nov 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSammy

thanks so much for featuring my blog Jo! I'll have to check out the others, so many lovely blogs out there! :)

28 Nov 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkate

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