About an hour ago I was bright and chirpy, because as far as I knew we were going to be moving in about 6 weeks. We had an offer on our home last week and had fallen in love with a lovely little flat, but then I received a phone call and it feels like my whole world has come crashing down. I'd had my suspicions about our buyers but everyone else (including the estate agents) told me to stop worrying unnecessarily. Sometimes I'm neurotic and worry too much, but I am a very good judge of character. I just didn't feel comfortable with the people who put the offer on our flat, and it turns out that I was right... They were just messing us around.
At the moment I feel in total limbo. I'd already (foolishly) decided how to organise our furniture, made a list of all the work we would need to do on the new place and had quotes from tradesmen, worked out how many months we would need to save up, chosen the blinds for the kitchen... Never mind. What will be, will be. My mum always tells me that things work out OK in the end. Right now it doesn't feel that way, but I hope she's right.
I feel this moving business must be a lot like announcing a pregnancy. I was so excited about moving but my husband told me not to tell people as nothing was certain. We kept our fingers crossed that everything would work out OK in the early stages, then we could reveal our exciting news. Now my eyes are red and puffy as I've been weeping over our bad luck. But it's not the end of the world, I keep telling myself. There are much more important things in life. This is NOTHING; just a minor hiccup. Right?
Now I'm off to do some spring cleaning in the hope that someone will want to view our home and buy it. The trouble is, I've already mentally detached myself from our flat and have fallen in love with a south facing living room with a Juliette balcony where I was planning on growing tomatoes and strawberries in hanging baskets... I need to fall back in love with my home so I can talk about it positively and sell it to someone. People say March is the best time to sell property... Let's see.