Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Keeping my fingers crossed

Well we have paid for our survey to be done, so it’s only a matter of time (with fingers tightly crossed of course!) to see if it comes back okay!  I am a little sceptical of the roof, but only as I saw a few rogue slates last time we visited looking up forlornly up at me from the driveway!  With the weather so gusty at the moment it’s only natural for a few to make an escape but I hope they do not affect the house purchase in any way!!!

Being a bit of a worrier it’s affecting my sleep, so now I am missing sleep for my own reasons for a change!  Hubbie seems to cope admirably with stress levels; I on the other hand am definitely not as robust.  So tonight I shall try and count sleep rather than £££ signs over how much the renovations will potentially cost us (assuming the house ever goes through!!!).

I am searching all over the internet to try and assess how much some jobs will cost us, so we can live on beans on toast now for weeks on end to build up some spare cash for everything!  With roofing supplies taken care of I wonder if we can save money by sending hubbie up there.  He has a better head for heights than me!  I could hold the ladder to do my bit.  Then hopefully we could smarten up the roof a bit!

I also want to also get rid of a fire escape as I worry the children will manage to fall off, my youngest considers himself a “tough cookie” so I would not put it past him to try some stunts.  He ran into a table the other day and is now modelling a potential broken nose… 

So my list continually gets LONGER, I even get panicky about asbestos in case there is any in the house!  So I am googling what I need to get that checked out.  I can suddenly see why buying a house is considered one of the most stressful things you can do!!!

1 comment:

  1. Go to the Council and get copies of all the Planning Applications submitted for the property. The diagrams sometimes detail whether asbestos has been used. That's how I found out there is asbestos in our toilet. But it is buried underground so no problem. If something looks like asbestos you can send a sample to have it tested. I did with my horrible looking loft insulation and it came back clear.