We made it. Finally!
We finally bought our very own house. We paid more than we intended to. Also it is not as far north as I would have wished to.
We decided against Orkney. We travelled all around Scotland, checked places, viewed houses and eventually settled for a nice cottage in the beautiful town of Callander.
It was built late 1600s, it has fireplaces, a dine-in kitchen, a big enough garden and the area enough outdoor activities, bigger towns and cities near by for work-
All important factors for us.
Now whenever I have my days off, I start painting rooms. Yes, I know usually you renovate before you move in- we do it in reverse. Plainly because we really wanted to move out of this teeny weeny tiny cottage which was infested with humongous monster spiders!
Unfortunately I haven’t seen much of the area just yet, as I do nothing but work and if I get home early, it is raining. Like hammering down bad rain!
Actually I should be the happiest person alive. I live in Scotland with my family in a traditional beautiful cottage in a even more beautiful area….. but still.
Maybe it is the fact that from now on we just go to work to pay off the house, pay for the renovations (you should see the wall paper which snakes its way to the first floor, roses far as the eye can see), pay this big amount of council tax….
I look at the house and see how it could look like once it is done.
Wallpaper down and nice colours on…
Getting those ugly tiles off the floor, ripping the carpet out replacing all with nice wooden flooring….
At some point install nice new bathrooms (yes, plural. We have 4!)….
Ax two of those awful trees down….
Repaint my poop brown kitchen units, change the handles, install Belfast sink, change worktop for wood……
Sooooo much to do.
I think the fact that I see how much there still is to do and me being me, wanting to get it done there and then. And the fact that I can’t get it all done straight away as money does not grow out of my pockets does not let me enjoy my house….Maybe I should just sit back and relax….
But for now:
Off to bed.