Saturday, January 05, 2008

Smoking Pets

Gareth and I had a fun morning going on house inspections. Saturday mornings are hard as often the inspections are on at the same time. We got to one 5 minutes late (we had to get from Caulfield South to Ashburton in 6 minutes) and they were gone.

A few places we drove to and then just realised it was totally wrong and didn't even both going inside. One place was so stinky from cigarette smoke that Gareth thought they must have not only had the parents smoking inside, but the children as well. Later, when we were waiting for another inspection he decided the pets must have also smoked as the place was so revolting.

One place we went to was very retro/grandma's house which I don't mind, but Gareth doesn't like too much. As we were leaving I saw a medium sized huntsman behind the curtain in the lounge room and decided it was a bad omen.

All in all, house hunting is hard work. I have my ideal house in my head, but it is probably a few hundred dollars over what we want to spend. Hopefully this time next month I'm posting from my new house which I am happy with.


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This is a little pouch I made last week, available on Etsy. I'm happy with the print as it is a simple design and the red, white and dark denim colour combo is one of my favourites.

7 comments:

Chalk and Cheese said...

Good on you. It's a hard slog, the house hunting bizo. My partner and I recently encountered the yellow wall phenomenon ourselves. It's hard to believe that people still live in dwellings with overflowing ashtrays. The area you're looking in is alive with cool retro style homes; just aching for you to come along and make one of them your own. Best of luck!!!

Chalk and Cheese said...

Hi there! Yes, wasn't sure where to reply. I know that area and type of student well. I taught out that way first semester in a community welfare position. You've probably heard of VCAL? I love being a teacher. Will you be teaching full time this year? Do you teach art?

Laura B said...

Hi anna
small world, was fury muries one of his haunts?
good luck with the house hunting, the right place is out there, it's just waiting for you to find it!

Emmarose said...

Love your littl red purse, especially the lining! Noticed that you sell on Etsy and Madeit. Just wondering how you are finding the Madeit website? I'm a newbe hoping to sell on that site and was wondering how successful it is sofar...

Laura B said...

no, i went to barrhead high, i only moved to paisley in 2002 and got a flat with my bo down at the mill.

greenolive said...

new year, new banner? House hunting is hard work. Easy to get bummed out about it, but each time you find one that isn't right, stinks of smoke, whatever, it means you are moving closer to the right one.

Heidi said...

I had to laugh about the pets smoking too! My last flat was above a shop where the landlord worked every day, he smoked in the room next to our stairs so the stale smell hit us in the face whenever we entered the flat. eww! :D