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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 26th, 2014 10:11pm (Apr 26th 2014) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Well, we've almost stayed here six months and it's time to either move on and find somewhere new to live, or renew our contract and stay here another six months...and we really don't know what to do!!

    On the one hand this is a lovely house, and is probably the nicest we've ever lived in. It's big, the dogs have settled really well here, and there are some gorgeous dog walks nearby (apart from the badly trained dogs!).

    On the other hand the garden is unfenced and a slight nightmare due to next door's dog, but mostly the problem is that it's such a long walk to get ANYWHERE...it's a 30 minute walk to get to the train / bus station, 35 minutes to get to our nearest local shop, and longer to get to the supermarket. That's a long way, especially when we're doing extra dog walks on top of that! It's also about 35 minutes walk to the vets, so we'd have to rely on family for a lift, even if we just wanted to take the dogs in to get them used to the place...

    We viewed a house today, and it ticked everything off the list (even had a shower and enclosed garden!) apart from one thing...there was only one dog walk nearby. We checked the village today and I've scoured google maps, but can't see anymore :001_unsure: Dog walks are a pretty high priority for us, so we need to think carefully...I did manage to unearth some nearby public footpaths online that we're going to check out tomorrow...

    I just don't know if we can deal with the hassle of moving again...aaaagh!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2014 8:26pm (Apr 27th 2014)
     
    I bet your parents keep an address book just for you two...:rolling: Could you get the landlord to fence the garden? Would that help you make your mind up?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2014 11:19pm (Apr 27th 2014)
     
    Can you take the dogs on a bus? If so are there any dog walks a short bus ride from the new place? I don't know how you cope with moving - in 30 years I'm only in my third home.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 28th, 2014 3:39pm (Apr 28th 2014) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: chief chickenI bet your parents keep an address book just for you two...


    :rolling:

    I don't think they would pay for fencing CC, it's a bit of a nightmare of a garden to fence. We could pay for fencing and a shower to be installed (although after that it might be cheaper to move!!) but there's still the distance to shops etc which is an issue. We found a shortcut over the fields today that shaved 10 minutes off the journey, but I still worry about the vets being so far away...time to start looking for local doggy taxi services!!

    Posted By: KatebCan you take the dogs on a bus? If so are there any dog walks a short bus ride from the new place? I don't know how you cope with moving - in 30 years I'm only in my third home.


    Unfortunately we wouldn't be able to take the pups on a bus...Kasper gets very stressed out on buses, and Zoey would be going crazy trying to greet everybody :laugh: (and because she's a Staffy would probably be labelled 'dangerous'!!). We have taken Kasper on buses and trains a few times, but it wasn't good for him at all... (yes, he's a pain in the a*se! :rolling: )

    Haha I don't know how we cope either!! Moving house is so stressful...I really don't know if we'll be moving or not, we both keep changing our minds day by day!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 28th, 2014 8:56pm (Apr 28th 2014)
     
    What about looking for another house that might be more suitable than the current or the one you've seen?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 9th, 2014 1:10pm (May 9th 2014) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Well, we are moving house :smile:

    We viewed two properties yesterday, one was in a small village only a five minute walk to a train station (about ten to the vets), and the other was in town but away from the main road and about two minutes away from the vets!

    The one in town was huuuge, probably too big for us, and had a cellar AND garage for storage! It had a large garden but with low fencing so the dogs would have had to be on lead again. There were two dog walks nearby, one which was the canal (not ideal as there are a lot of cyclists whizzing past) and the beach walk but that was a good 20 minutes to get to.

    The one in the village is much smaller than our current house but big enough for us. It has a small enclosed garden which includes a BBQ! There are two dog walks nearby, the beach walk is very close and then you can get to the Crag across the fields too. This house is £75 cheaper to rent a month as well, which may have been a selling point ;)
    So we chose the smaller house, and are off to sign the forms today :)

    We should get the keys in two weeks time (around Lyle's birthday!) so we can start carrying things across as it's not too far away...hope to have as many things moved over as possible before the Big Move so it isn't such an ordeal!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 9th, 2014 6:59pm (May 9th 2014)
     
    What's that scratching I can hear? O I know, it's Neil & Helen rubbing a hole in a page of their address book...:tooth: Hope it's as lovely as it sounds, Red - you deserve it!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMay 9th, 2014 9:50pm (May 9th 2014)
     
    I hope it doesn't have a mold problem..but, it sounds ideal from what you described. I sure hope it works out to be the perfect place. :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 10th, 2014 1:06pm (May 10th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I know CC, we're hoping this will be the last move for a good while! Thanks :)

    Hahaha me too Lynn! No mould, no holes in the floor and no landlords living next door would be nice... ;)

    This house has been perfect, there's just a few niggles...mainly that it's such a walk to get anywhere, but having a shower and a fenced in garden will be nice too :smile: It's probably the nicest house we've rented though.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 12th, 2014 7:34pm (May 12th 2014)
     
    You're getting more experienced in what to look for now as well, so each one should be a bit better than the one before (limited by funds of course!)

    I'm so pleased you're able to find properties that allow pets - we have so many cats at rehoming because the owners have to move and they can't find a landlord that'll allow them to take their animal. Or is that just what they tell us?! Let us know when the move is!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 12th, 2014 9:06pm (May 12th 2014) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: KatebYou're getting more experienced in what to look for now as well


    Haha that's definitely true! Whenever we look around properties now we fire off questions at the person showing us around and they always look somewhat bemused!

    Posted By: KatebI'm so pleased you're able to find properties that allow pets - we have so many cats at rehoming because the owners have to move and they can't find a landlord that'll allow them to take their animal. Or is that just what they tell us?! Let us know when the move is!


    I always think that's such an excuse, or for most people at least...we see so many dogs being rehomed, too, because their owners are moving house and the next landlord doesn't allow pets...so keep looking!! We have lived all over the place with our dogs and yes, a lot of landlords have turned us away because of them, but that doesn't mean we will rehome them! It doesn't matter how long the search would take, we'd find somewhere eventually!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2014 6:54pm (May 13th 2014)
     
    I can understand it when people have to move suddenly and temporarily, such as to get away from domestic violence, but otherwise I agree, they should keep looking. We have on rare occasions taken cats in at the request of the police/domestic violence and kept them until the owner can have them back again, but it is very rare.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMay 14th, 2014 3:45am (May 14th 2014)
     
    Glad you have found new home to suit all of you Red, great news. Good luck with the move.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 14th, 2014 6:12pm (May 14th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks TM :)

    Posted By: KatebWe have on rare occasions taken cats in at the request of the police/domestic violence and kept them until the owner can have them back again, but it is very rare.


    Wow that's very good of them.