12 March 2018
In The Doldrums
My blogging is in the doldrums. My whole life is in the doldrums. House buying and selling is a stressful time and I’m not dealing with it very well. This time last year we were touring sunny Spain before heading north to a long summer at our French home. Right now we are cooped up in our flat watching the rain come down. Bah! I need some wind in my life, if you see what I mean.
At the moment we have no date in sight for returning to France. Although we have sold our coach house, we also have another ‘investment property’ to off load and this house is proving to be a tricky sale. Until we have a firm offer for both properties we cannot sensibly view any other houses. So everything seems in limbo and I can’t plan anything. I guess if we don’t get an offer within the next few weeks we will pack up and return to France anyway. It just means another long car trip with Rick if we need to come back to sign papers and look at properties.
The day is getting worse. Paul has just gone to the supermarket and there are absolutely no frozen peas left to buy! In fact this new Tesco ‘superstore’ is still suffering from the effects of last week’s snowfall and hasn’t caught up with their stocking, half the shelves are empty. Perhaps it’s just poor logistics but it makes you wonder how this country would cope if there was a bigger crisis than just bad weather.
I’ll go now before I make you all depressed just reading this!