Saturday, 31 March 2012
Would you believe that they turned up 3 hours EARLY? I spotted them, and got D to go out - but I thought they were Jehovah's Witnesses as they had kids with them! Oh dear - and me in my cleaning clothes and no bra . . . hastily ran to put that right and met my son as I dashed, bare to the waist, across the landing. He was mortified. It went downhill after that . . .
I answered all their questions with total honesty, but when people ask about woodworm, and you say the entire house has been treated (we have SO many beams) - it was a condition of the mortgage when we moved here, and they clearly have a doubt, what can you do? Perhaps they would have believed my husband? As he's a MAN? (Not normally feminist, but . . .) When they start talking about coping with maintenance I knew they were taken aback by the sheer size of this place. We have managed the maintenance over the past 1/4 of a century and any property you buy - even a brand new one - will have to be maintained. They muttered they didn't know it was this big. We have 19 rooms, of the dimensions in the brochure, you don't get that in something the size of a telephone kiosk. Yeesh . . . So I have failed, or the house has . . .
At least I was able to relax three hours early . . .