I think I might possibly have the fastest builders ever working on my house.
Tilly’s Cottage was “discovered” because Tilly and I used take walks in the area on our way to the park. I initially saw a house two doors down that was for sale, viewed it, put in a very low bid for it and then very quickly got rejected. This is when I got inspired (after I first got very depressed) and started putting notes in the doors of similar houses in the area. It took seven months but the owner who had left Tilly’s Cottage dilapidated and in disrepair for over 10 years finally contacted me and, on a handshake, it was mine!
So cottage #1 just wasn’t destined to be “Tilly’s Cottage” which is a good thing because it sold for more money than my handshake deal, is on a slightly smaller lot and has fewer of the original features. The new owners of cottage #1 got caught up in a bigger planning permission nightmare than I did and we ended up starting our renovation projects within a week of one another even though they had a 7-month jump start.
Wow, I’m babbling today.