|11-17-2009, 12:14 PM||#1|
I swoon @ the very mention of his name
Has impeccable timing
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: North East England
We r thinking of moving - ie escape to the country released life is too short
I had to share with someone.
2 months ago a close friend of mine received a knock on the door at 8pm from the police. Her partner had been involved in an accident and was in the hospital. Well to cut a long story short he is still in intensive care and we have lived the past few months day by day even hour by hour at times.
In a matter of minutes her life has been totally turned upside down.
It has made me realise life is too short.
Dh and myself have had a dream to move to the country . We have decieded this weekend to go ahead and make plans -it might mean a few less disney holidays in the future but we have to try and do this now.
My head is spinning and IM both excited and nervous.
I know with Christmas its not the best time of year but I figured in Jan / Feb the market might pick up.
I got some boxes today and im going to start decluttering and storing items.
Any advice is welcomed and please say a prayer for Chris
|11-17-2009, 12:34 PM||#2|
I am sooo proud, happy, relieved and impressed - it's a great day...
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: South West London...
How heartbreaking for your friend, Helen. I'll definitely keep her husband in my thoughts...
As far as you and your husband moving to the country, I say GO FOR IT!!! I am a big believer in life being too short. Both my DH and I had a parent die at around 50 so know that from first hand experience. My DH is currently feeling that he doesn't want to keep up the pace of life demanded of him by his company at the moment and spent much of today checking into his pension and all that. TBH I think there'll be a change in our circumstances in the not too distant future...
Anyway, back to you. I do have one piece of advice - which would be to rent for a while before making the commitment to a property and an area. That way you can make absolutely 100% sure that it's for you - without any expensive mistakes. In a nutshell, try before you buy!!!
Good luck - I hope it all works out for you! Keep us posted...
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|11-17-2009, 12:36 PM||#3|
I need a cup of tea and a big bar of free chocolate now
Was born with my dancing shoes at the ready
I will be back later to stalk some more
Join Date: Apr 2004
Hope it all works out for you Helen, best of luck
|11-17-2009, 12:46 PM||#4|
a little on the OCD side
very impulsive, which doesn’t bode well for our credit cards!
They don't call me "Clever Claire" for nothing!
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Herts, England
I say go for it Helen, it's a cliche but you only live once. As Karen said I would definately try before you buy. Good luck & keep us informed how it's all going.
My thoughts to your friend & her husband.
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|11-17-2009, 12:50 PM||#5|
Pete and I wait and watch some lovely baby lizards
I have always booked myself
"Play Up Pompey"
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Reading UK
hope it all works out for you
Rachel "Play up Pompey, Pompey Play up"
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|11-17-2009, 12:58 PM||#6|
If It's Not A Bahama Mama Then I'm Not Interested
Can I put my Christmas Tree up yet ?
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Nuneaton U.K.
How exciting Helen, I hope it all goes well Thinking of your friend's partner too
|11-18-2009, 01:34 AM||#7|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Sorry to hear about your friend.
I would say go for the move as life is way too short and since we only get one shot at it we be as well enjoy it all we can.
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