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Posted 19 Nov 2015 at 13:30

well we have decided to take the plunge and move house, selling our 3 bed semi and looking for a 2 bed bungalow, big decision but wanted to do it now then wait and see as to how I progress

concerns are for the wife and what she would have to deal with, looking after me the house garden and working, so we thought a smaller more manageable place to live

got 5 to go and view so not spoilt for choice and have a buyer for our house already

 

regards

nidge

run long and prosper

'pooh how do you spell love'

'piglet you dont spell love -you just feel it'

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Posted 23 Jan 2016 at 05:53

so update on the move, as expected quiet over xmas, but just read on our internet tracker that draft contract in post, so best start doing some more packing, getting a bit excited its just the news I needed to cheer me up, said to wife
'just think when we move it will only take you 1 day to do the cleaning' and you ladies think we dont care about you

regards
nidge

run long and prosper

'pooh how do you spell love'

'piglet you dont spell love -you just feel it'

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Posted 19 Nov 2015 at 16:04

Good luck with that.

We have been in this house for 46 years. The thought of moving/getting rid of all my toot fills me with dread.

Good that you already have a buyer. Hope you find something really good soon so that it all goes swimmingly

We can't control the winds - but we can adjust our sails
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Posted 19 Nov 2015 at 16:05
Sounds like a good plan

Arthur

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Posted 19 Nov 2015 at 19:26
We often think of moving but I know my OH would not be able to cope so a good idea to do it while you feel able, good luck on finding a suitable place

Love

Allison

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Posted 19 Nov 2015 at 22:03

Hi Nidge
We downsized last year. We actually sold up and moved into rented so we could wait for a property which fitted our needs. It was as well we had sold and got the cash because a property came up on the next street up with everything we needed and so were favourites when we made the offer.
We wanted to stay in the same village and stay close to our "children" and grandchildren.
Moving twice was a bit of a challenge, particularly as we also moved my step mum that same year.

Well they do say keep active!

Have fun and hope you get the house you want.

Paul

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Posted 19 Nov 2015 at 22:30

We moved in September - 4 months after Brachy. Lots to do in new house keeps me busy and a change of scenery etc refreshing. Best thing tho is reviewed what is important to us in life (having cancer was a 'wake up call') that we realised more than ever when I was diagnosed that family are more important than anything to us so now live closer to them and see the grandchildren more.

No regrets.

dl

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Posted 22 Nov 2015 at 00:07

Hi Guys,

I had a chat with one of our medical specialists about this very issue, like I have got PCa, I am probablly going to die of it rather than with it, how is the end game likely to play out, and what should I be doing in the meantime to make things easier for all concerned, should I move to a bungalow, get doors widened for wheelchair etc?

I was told that blokes tend to go fairly quickly, either the cancer spreads to kidney/bladder/uretha and the end comes quickly in a matter of days, from kidney failure, what used to be called 'blocked water', or the cancer spreads elsewhere, the pain becomes intense and the opiate painkillers send us off on the trip of a lifetime.

Now that is probablly a gross oversimplification and I apologise if anyone finds it too simplistic, however the point was to tell me that the end would come quick, and that there was no need to anticipate a lengthy period of incapacity, no need to worry about wheelchair access or moving to a bungalow.

:)

Dave 

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Posted 22 Nov 2015 at 01:31

I think that men on here who have moved to bungalows have been trying to plan for the person they will be leaving behind rather than expecting a long invalescence DK!

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

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Posted 22 Nov 2015 at 02:56

hi lyneyre
spot on with your assumption

we have found two bungalows we like
one is all done ready to move straight into with garage, new kitchen, bathroom and carpets, but a small garden with no scope to add a conservatory, need car for work


or
option two no garage but plenty of space for one, bigger garden room to extend property


elderly lady, gone into care home needs lots doing which we don't mind having done, kitchen, bathroom all very dated but seem usable, double glazing and all external doors require renewing, this bungalow on mkt 10,000pounds less than other, but we figure at least 15-20 grand to bring up to spec
can catch train to work no car needed so more to spend on bungalow

so considering putting in a low offer 15k under asking price to see what response is

exact bungalow sold on street april this year for 5k less than they are asking
has garage, new fitted kitchen and bathroom

we have said willing to go to 6k under asking price otherwise we will keep looking or go option 1, which we are going for a 2nd viewing next week

 

nidge

Edited by member 22 Nov 2015 at 03:01  | Reason: Not specified

run long and prosper

'pooh how do you spell love'

'piglet you dont spell love -you just feel it'

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Posted 22 Nov 2015 at 03:47
Hi Nidge,

You're doing what I should be doing but I can't seem to face up to it.

Would have to move a long way away from where we are now which makes it even more difficult.

I wish you the very best of luck in your bungalow hunt.

Steve

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Posted 22 Nov 2015 at 08:36

Hi judge
Don't know how much you got to play with.
One up on dales been up quite a while.Needs stuff doing to it.But got garage and space.Also bus stop very close
Garry

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Posted 22 Nov 2015 at 08:56
Originally Posted by: Online Community Member

I think that men on here who have moved to bungalows have been trying to plan for the person they will be leaving behind rather than expecting a long invalescence DK!

Absolutely Lyn

Well said

User
Posted 22 Nov 2015 at 09:01

Nidge
I trust you are also releasing some equity so you can do some cruises or other holidays.

I wish you well in your negotiations and house move.

All the very best

Paul

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Posted 18 Dec 2015 at 06:01

well house move is moving, have a buyer for our house took all of 3 days to sell it, didnt even get the for sale sign up, have been offered full asking price, we have found a bungalow we like and our offer been accepted, so after xmas expect things to start happening

first time buyer on our house and no upward chain on bungalow, be moving back to the village where both wife amd myself where born

regards

nidge

run long and prosper

'pooh how do you spell love'

'piglet you dont spell love -you just feel it'

User
Posted 18 Dec 2015 at 07:21

Yes, Nidge

We moved on Oct this year, closer to children,but like Lynn said I wanted to move so that my wife can manage size and costs easier.

Went from large three bed semi to a small two bed Bungalow  very happy

Edited by member 18 Dec 2015 at 07:23  | Reason: Not specified

User
Posted 18 Dec 2015 at 07:57

Nidge - fantastic news but don't overdo things when it comes to the actual move

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

User
Posted 18 Dec 2015 at 08:29

We are getting a removal firm in was asked was told lol

run long and prosper

'pooh how do you spell love'

'piglet you dont spell love -you just feel it'

User
Posted 18 Dec 2015 at 09:07

So pleased for you both. Hopefully it will all go smoothly.

Very exciting all that planning what needs doing and it's brilliant that you have so much scope.

Having said that, our son has just had an extension built and his kitchen re-vamped. It's a fantastic job, real quality workmanship but it has taken soooooooo long and caused so much stress as they were living through it all.

Please take care both of you. Will you have to live in the property whilst the building/decorating is being done:? Was it the old lady's bungalow that need work on it?

We can't control the winds - but we can adjust our sails
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Posted 18 Dec 2015 at 09:47

lucky for us another one came on the market needs no building work just decorating to our taste, so we will get the main bedroom done when we move in as once the wardrobes are in place they take some moving, the rest is ok to wait till spring/summer

has a detached garage which will become my shed/hideaway, plus extra freezer and tumble dryer, really looking forward to moving in

did your son get a completion certificate off the council, reason why I ask is we didn't and I have had to contact council to send as you need this for when you sell house

 

regards

nidge 

run long and prosper

'pooh how do you spell love'

'piglet you dont spell love -you just feel it'

User
Posted 18 Dec 2015 at 12:03

Nidge

Great that everything is going ahead as planned.
It takes quite a few thing off ones mind.
Lots of smilies to look forward to for 2016 as i am so hoping for too.
The moving should be great fun a a good opportunity to clear out some of those things you've not used for 10 years (some people say 2 years).

We've been moved 2 years now into a smaller house (although we moved before my dx my guardian must have known something was going on)
If you're anything like me your garage will become the projects cave but you will have to guard against the encroachment of freezers, fridges, vac and other girlie stuff that can't be squeezed into the attic.

Enjoy your Christmas and your move

Paul

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Posted 18 Dec 2015 at 16:04

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member

 

did your son get a completion certificate off the council, reason why I ask is we didn't and I have had to contact council to send as you need this for when you sell house

 

They are still "snagging" at the moment but they shouldn't have a problem.

He's a professional builder and a fussy worker so I assume he/they know they need a certificate.  

I'll have to ask if my son comes tomorrow.  He's being driven mad by a slipped disc at the moment so I'll have to make sure I ask tactfully !

 

 

We can't control the winds - but we can adjust our sails
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Posted 18 Dec 2015 at 16:07

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member

 

The moving should be great fun a a good opportunity to clear out some of those things you've not used for 10 years (some people say 2 years).

 

Our daughter maintains if you haven't used something for a year then you don't need it and consequently she will dispose of said items.

 

I admit I am a terrible hoarder and always think that something will come in useful.  Couldn't even contemplate moving. !

 

 

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We can't control the winds - but we can adjust our sails
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Posted 23 Jan 2016 at 05:53

so update on the move, as expected quiet over xmas, but just read on our internet tracker that draft contract in post, so best start doing some more packing, getting a bit excited its just the news I needed to cheer me up, said to wife
'just think when we move it will only take you 1 day to do the cleaning' and you ladies think we dont care about you

regards
nidge

run long and prosper

'pooh how do you spell love'

'piglet you dont spell love -you just feel it'

User
Posted 23 Jan 2016 at 08:02

Brave man Nidge about the cleaning comment, there's a lot of ladies on here.
Good Yorkshire humour though.

Paul

I

By the way I'm sorry to read that you've stopped running, I assume this is temporarily.

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Posted 23 Jan 2016 at 09:03

A day ! A DAY! are you mad?

Mind you, having said that perhaps your wife is more efficient than me and once the rooms are empty it makes it easier.

Good luck Mrs Nidge, I'm sure you other half will be a great help haha

We can't control the winds - but we can adjust our sails
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Posted 23 Jan 2016 at 10:03

On our last house move I and my 30 year old son cleaned the house in a little under an hour and on the premise that the incoming new lady of the house would want to clean it all again anyway.

Of course I told my wife we had spent hours doing the cleaning and we never heard anything untoward from the buyers!

Good luck with the move Nidge

Roger
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Posted 04 Feb 2016 at 15:58

gong in next week to sign over deeds and contract getting closer

nidge

run long and prosper

'pooh how do you spell love'

'piglet you dont spell love -you just feel it'

User
Posted 07 Feb 2016 at 08:45

Good luck with the move nidge
Nice where you are going.Just think when you fit enough of all the new runs you can do
Or rediscover from your childhood☺
Blue bell for a meal have even heard food reports about Riddel arms

Garry

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Posted 07 Feb 2016 at 09:02

yep went to blue bell yesterday and have also heard good reports on the riddell arms

run long and prosper

'pooh how do you spell love'

'piglet you dont spell love -you just feel it'

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Posted 24 Feb 2016 at 08:28

have got a completion date of 4th march, still waiting to exchange contracts, but have booked house removers, also had to take out an insurance against not moving on the 4th, pack pack and pack

run long and prosper

'pooh how do you spell love'

'piglet you dont spell love -you just feel it'

User
Posted 24 Feb 2016 at 08:32
Hi Nidge,

Great news, hope it goes well.

Steve.

User
Posted 25 Feb 2016 at 07:02

That good you finally got everything sorted.You are going to be very busy.Surprising what you find of things you forgot you had☺

So a week tomorrow and you will be in new place.And six month from now you will still be looking where you put things
Hope everything goes well

Garry

User
Posted 25 Feb 2016 at 08:14

Nidge
Have a good move And hope you both settle in well.

Paul

Ps I hope to run my first race (10K) of 2016 this Sunday, I hope you are still managing a few runs ok

User
Posted 25 Feb 2016 at 13:18

As long as I can find my running gear will be fine
Regards
Nidge

run long and prosper

'pooh how do you spell love'

'piglet you dont spell love -you just feel it'

User
Posted 25 Feb 2016 at 14:13

Good luck with the move Nidge...

I'm sure it will be worth all the hassle and disruption in the end.

Luther

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Posted 25 Feb 2016 at 18:09
Keeping fingers crossed nidge just make sure you have your emergency tea/coffee box handy and of course a bottle of wine later to relax with jaynex
 
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