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Has it really been two weeks since the flurry of furniture and boxes being unloaded from the moving van? What’s really weird is that it feels like we’ve been living here for just a few days but seems like a lifetime ago that we lived in Galashiels. We spent last week unpacking and jigsawing together…

Just breathe…

Now all the gears are turning! We reached a point where we could see the bottom of the DIY to-do list so we made appointments for estate agents to stop by and go through the ritual of giving a tour and chatting about their company, their pricing and our goals for purchase price of our…

Second thoughts?

When we finally decided to venture north to see it, I notified the estate agent and that’s when the first complication came to the surface. We knew the property hadn’t been occupied for a few decades so we expected interior water damage. An anxious phone call back from the estate agent advising us not to…

First Post, first steps

My first post…what to say! I could tell you how afraid and anxious I am one day only to be filled with hope and optimistic anticipation the next but maybe that’s a bit heavy for just now. Let’s start with my goals for this blog and our change in lifestyle in general. My goal for…