Friday, 12 June 2009

Did I mention...

...about a broken windscreen?

That was the start to my week. A cracked windscreen from a stone thrown up on the local motorway. Then, there was the sore throat...but the ultimate...are you sitting comfortably?

Our story begins a week ago.

Last Friday I contacted the Norfolk agent, as we've been waiting for our seller to make her mind up about her purchase. By all accounts her builder had been, seen what needed doing, and they'd all (buyer and seller) had agreed a new price...and she was going to fill in our forms for her sale and our purchase (yippee), then forward them to her solicitors...and no, she didn't need help completing them, even if she didn't know the answers to some of them.

Fast forward to Tuesday...

We receive a letter from our solicitors...and amongst the finalising items for our sale, was a comment about not having heard from Norfolk and did we know anything. So, after a call to double check things there, and being assured things were fine... The agent did say he'd double check too...

Then came Wednesday...

We told our solicitor this, and having my Mum staying we decided to visit Norfolk (after the windscreen was replaced in the morning). We showed her the front of the house, and went into Burnham Market (out of season it's fine)...and as the agent there isn't far, went to see him. Being asked to sit down didn't bode well. She'd changed her mind about buying...not selling, but buying...eleven weeks after everything, she'd backed out, and is again refusing to sign anything. We're not talking contract, just the first forms...those little bits that say what's staying or going...who's the council, electric...etc. No one can get her to complete them...now they're trying to find her another house, contacting all the areas agents for her...

What do I want to do? Don't ask...

Anyway...came Thursday, and I contacted our solicitor again, telling him the new news...and as I said to him, how long can we expect our purchasers to hang around?! A question neither of us can answer...

Another roller coaster of a week to add to the last two years...

Oh, and congratulations to my nephew...he passed his driving test yesterday. Well done from all of us.