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PostSubject: I've Been Offered a New Apartment   08/05/17, 06:35 pm


Almost two months ago I applied for an apartment in the same over 60s complex that I was living in up until just over a year ago.  I gave it up in May 2016 to live with my girls for a short while and was hoping to get back there at the very latest by September. 
 
On ringing the office today to see how far up the list, or rather how far down the list I was - before I could do more than give my name over I was told that they already have something for me.

The flat they are offering me is at the moment being completely renovated and will be ready for me in four to six weeks.

I am thrilled.


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I was very surprised to hear they were offering me a ground floor one as they usually reserve those for people that are infirm or very elderly.  I have an idea though that because I was a previous tenant, and was promised I could come back as soon as I was ready,  I have been offered the first one available. 
 
There are two styles of units and I was hoping to be offered the same style I had before.  I have also been lucky enough to get my wish with that as well. 
 
Four to six weeks should take me up to the beginning of July and I should imagine that I will be signing the lease on the first of that month. 
 
I am so pleased that I will be moved and in and organised just as the summer starts.

Now the work will soon start of sorting, packing and getting my lists ready.  Woo Hoo!!

I will soon be able to knock this off my vision board.

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PostSubject: Re: I've Been Offered a New Apartment   08/05/17, 10:47 pm


:cheers: Yayyy that is just wonderful news Sandy I love you

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PostSubject: Re: I've Been Offered a New Apartment   09/05/17, 01:51 am

Oh matie, I am so excited I can't tell you.  I don't mind these few weeks wait now I know it's on the way.

I've lived in several flats in my time but none have ever been a ground floor, so that's going to take some getting used to, especially with my Louie having to learn not to bark at everyone that goes passed or every unsual noise.

It wont take him long though, he's a quick learner.

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PostSubject: Re: I've Been Offered a New Apartment   09/05/17, 05:18 pm


Now I'm wondering do the ground floor ones have a little courtyard outside area Sandy?

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PostSubject: Re: I've Been Offered a New Apartment   09/05/17, 05:38 pm

No not a court yard, but they do have a narrow, little low walled (about knee high) walk way as you come out of the main door.

The grass area starts on the level with the top of the wall.  I will take pics of it when I finally get in, or even a video.

Although it's exactly the same layout as my last one, it's all actually reversed, so the kitchen, bathroom and what I used to call my sleeping pod will be on the right as one goes in instead of the left.

I've been trying to contact a woman that I was reasonably friendly with (Brenda), who also moved into the exact flat (renovated), in my old block.  I wanted to ask her if there is room for washing machine, cooker and fridge/freezer with their new design of kitchen.  She has been out all day though.

I always envied her the fact that she could step outside her door and do a bit of gardening without having to lug things up and downstairs.

When I say she lives in the exact same flat I do mean exact in that she is also No1 downstairs but in the next block.

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PostSubject: Re: I've Been Offered a New Apartment   09/05/17, 05:51 pm


Well either way this will make it so much more appealing to go outside when you can actually see people outside, instead of being stuck upstairs between walls!

It will be a wait and see in regards to how much space there is left in the kitchen for those appliances.

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PostSubject: Re: I've Been Offered a New Apartment   10/05/17, 06:02 am


That is wonderful news Sandy.  A fresh start in life and very exciting for you.
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PostSubject: Re: I've Been Offered a New Apartment   10/05/17, 09:39 am


Waiting is no problem when you know it's yours. Congratulations. The view is amazing too. Looks like you got all your wishes. Hopefully your appliances will fit too and provide the icing on the cake.
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PostSubject: Re: I've Been Offered a New Apartment   10/05/17, 01:51 pm

Thanks all, I'm so excited about it.

Yeah, the view from my old flat looking onto the woods was lovely but oh so dull.  Being on the top floor I couldn't see or hear anyone that might be down in the garden unless I made a deliberate attempt to go to my window and look down.

Plus I will be getting more hours of direct sunlight on the other side.


I managed to get in touch with Brenda last night and she said that all three appliances fit in, but not much cupboard space.  She has also asked me to go over there between now and then to have a cup of tea with her and if I fancy to go with her to her meetings on a Sunday.

Making friends and being more sociable with my neighbours is also going to be part of my new life as well so I'm going to take her up on that.

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PostSubject: Re: I've Been Offered a New Apartment   11/05/17, 02:25 am


Well the cupboard space can be sorted in another way I think Sandy as we discussed the other night.

Woohoo for getting in touch with Brenda again Smile you go for it matie!

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PostSubject: Re: I've Been Offered a New Apartment   11/05/17, 09:28 am


Yes it's easier to make storage space than space for appliances so I'm sure you'll get round the lack of cupboard space somehow.

Good for you attempting to become more sociable with the locals. It's easy to become insular when we spend too much time online and not interacting with flesh and blood people so to speak.
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PostSubject: Re: I've Been Offered a New Apartment   11/05/17, 10:10 am

I've already got a couple of cheap ideas rattling around my head for not only more storage space for kitchen bits, but also for some of my other bits that never seem to have real homes.

The trouble with humans though, is that however much storage space we have there is never any going spare.  You could keep adding it and still it would would always be full.

I know of no one that has room in their cupboards, bookshelves, wardrobes, or whatever for more stuff.  We are like bloody squirels if we have the room.

Funnily enough I liked Brenda from the moment she moved in and I did have a couple of cups of tea with her, but I didn't get too involved.

She had invited me to go with her to her meetings, and I backed off from that because group religious meetings of any sort simply weren't my cup of tea.  I instantly had thought "churchy" - Churchy is not for me at all.  So she just fell into place as a really nice neighbour to chat with in the grounds and have the occasional cuppa with if you know what I mean.

I now realise that her meetings aren't "churchy", as in "religious" at all, but simply to do with faith and Bible study.  Well, that actually is right up my street.

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PostSubject: Re: I've Been Offered a New Apartment   12/05/17, 07:49 am


Are the group ready for you though Sandy? Sounds like a quiet, uncontroversial type of meeting.  :D
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PostSubject: Re: I've Been Offered a New Apartment   12/05/17, 09:05 am

Lol.  Sod off woman.

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PostSubject: Re: I've Been Offered a New Apartment   12/05/17, 09:53 am


It looks awesome. Congrats. I know if that were me i would be packing already. I can't wait to get back down to Florida for a vacation.

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PostSubject: Re: I've Been Offered a New Apartment   12/05/17, 10:50 am


Hahahaha Wendy beat me to it Smile I want to be a fly on the wall on one of those meetings!

I went through my kitchen cupboards and cleaned out anything I hadn't used over the last 12 months. Sometimes we just collect an item because at the time it looks handy etc but never really end up using it. I had 3 slow cookers last year and 3 blenders .... and so much more from things given to me.
I've boxed it up and donated it to the women's shelter to help out someone else for when they have to start over again.

You know for many years I had a "I might need that one day" attitude and would horde just about anything.

I have no doubt Sandy already has it all in her head in how she wants things to be in her new home Smile

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PostSubject: Re: I've Been Offered a New Apartment   12/05/17, 11:55 am

I am itching to pack Natalie.  I'm temped to pack one box a day from now, to save a lot of work at the end but also to give me a little boost while I wait.

I can be a good girl and keep my mouth shut if I want you know, lol.  I"m going along to the meeting this Sunday.  Aimee said she will drop me off and pick me back up when I'm ready.  I might as well start now before I move and then that will be one activity already organised.

Brenda rang me this morning to tell me that she would pick me up Sunday if I wanted to start going before I move back and also to say how excited she and the others were that a newbie is joining them.  Seems she has already told them about me.

She also rang to tell me she had been along to my flat and the builders had let her in to check how they were designing the kitchen to confirm that I will be able to get all 3 white items in.  No problem with that she said, but wait until I am actually in before buying the cooker because it was hard to see how much space there is width wise for that.  I did intend to do that anyway.

I cleared all my extra stuff out as you know a year or so before I moved here Martha.  I am now down to the minimum, I think.  I have started to collect more books again though and I promised myself I wouldn't do that.  But as you say, I am already planning in my head where I will put everything.

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PostSubject: Re: I've Been Offered a New Apartment   13/05/17, 03:37 am


I can't wait till Dave finds a bank that will work with our needs. I'm ready to pack and leave here myself. I want a fresh start. So many memories of the kids here and all the holidays.Sunday we're going to see the kids and then see a movie and dinner.

Today I didn't get much posting done but Miracle had an anxiety attack and ran the house for 4 hours. I went to bed at 7 and slept till noon. Didn't get much done at all today. It just got done pouring and we had some thunder. I'm hoping it's done for the night. Have a wonderful weekend.

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PostSubject: Re: I've Been Offered a New Apartment   13/05/17, 11:57 am


Great that the builders let her nose around Sandy. I know you probably can keep your mouth shut if you want to. The big question is will you want to? lol! Just kidding. It's great that you'll meet a few people before you move back. Sounds like they're a welcoming bunch too.
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PostSubject: Re: I've Been Offered a New Apartment   13/05/17, 01:05 pm

I hope you get your wishes soon Natalie. 

Ahh, now "wanting to" is the big question Wendy, lol.

I am looking forward to meeting some really nice people.  Hopefully it will get me off my lethargic backside and start actively doing something.

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PostSubject: Re: I've Been Offered a New Apartment   14/05/17, 09:01 pm

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PostSubject: Re: I've Been Offered a New Apartment   23/05/17, 08:27 pm


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PostSubject: Re: I've Been Offered a New Apartment   24/05/17, 03:49 am

Thanks Sally.  Not long now to wait.

Aimee drove me over there yesterday for me to have a look see how they are designing the kitchen to make all equipment I need will fit in, roughly measure the room to give me an idea of how much the carpet will cost and to check to see if I will be able to have Sky satelite.

There is a Sky dish on the side of the building that I might be able to hook up to.

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PostSubject: Re: I've Been Offered a New Apartment   26/05/17, 10:40 am

1)  I've just got off the phone to the office and asked about Sky.  Absolutely no problem.  It seems that they have now put a main dish on the roof which can't be seen.  I have to ring their aerial chap once I am in and he comes and hooks me up to that.  All for free.

2)  I also asked about getting a place in the electric bike sheds for my electric trike.  They have a place already set aside for me as the office knew I would need one.

3)  I also asked them to put the heater in a specific place to make sure it isn't taking up room where I will want to put one of my cabinets and she is going to tell the electrician.

4)  As I am on the ground floor I am definitely going to need curtains so she is going to make sure that the carpenter puts up battons across the top of the windows so that I can fix up a curtain rail there.

She also thinks it will all be ready for me to take it over on the 1st of July.

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