So my friends it is now almost 'done & dusted' – and after almost 3 ½ years of travelling as Grey Nomads in our caravan AND house sitting some amazing properties AND going through a journey not once but twice with Ken’s cancer….. Yesterday we bought a house! Yep! Just like that! In the space of less than an hour we just knew that this place was the right place.
What's really amazing (or maybe not? Didn’t I expect it to be like that anyway?!) In about June last year (actually the 22nd as I now check my journal) - we were in our favourite little town, Yea - in Victoria, house sitting and looking after donkeys at the time…… (Oh yes donkeys; and how that came about was another big Nudge from the Universe!).
I was on my walk, talking to myself, God & the Universe and all of my Angels - who I just know are there with me, supporting me, and I said out loud "This is where I want to live. I trust that when the time is right we will find the perfect house, at a price we can afford" (or something pretty similar to those words! And then I let it go.....
So here is where the Nudge came in : for several months I have been 'admiring' a house that has been on the market for a year or more, in fact I walked past it in August and had a look. I kept looking and wishing and believing that this could be our perfect home!
So finally we took a look at it last week; and even though we knew there was a ton of work to be done, and the house looked tired, and the garden, once a really beautiful garden was completely overgrown – we felt we could handle it. Yet we were having all sorts of ridiculous power struggle arguments. It was crazy the ridiculous stuff we were arguing over, all to do with this little house that we ‘thought’ we wanted!
So yesterday we went back for a second look. We were still very keen and full of anticipation but that second look just didn’t cut it! We looked at each other and said “oh it’s not nearly as exciting this time is it? It’s small and will we handle going up and down the stairs? Will we even be able to fit our bedroom furniture up the stairs? We know it needs painting outside, but on second glance it also needs painting inside, and this is going to be a LOT of work”
Meanwhile, I had also found another house that had only been listed for sale on Friday afternoon. It was completely different to this little cottage that I'd had my heart set on, but each time I’d try and suggest to Ken we look, he was adamant he was not interested in looking. I said "let's just set a cat amongst the pigeons and go take a look". So by the time we’d walked around the little overgrown, tired cottage becoming more disappointed as we realised that obviously this place was not going to be our place. Ken said “maybe we should look at that other place?”
So do I need I tell you the result ? We have just bought a house! And it's perfect! And it's on the road I drove Ken along a year ago and said "this is a street I would like to live on, I really like this street" !!!
And all those silly little arguments we were having? Those power struggles? I’m sure it was the Universe playing with us, toying with us, testing us and causing me to pause, enabling the newly listed house to come up on our ‘radar’. Just a nudge! Miracles do happen when you least expect it!
So to finish this lovely story: the owners liked out offer and accepted it yesterday afternoon, just a few hours after we had taken a look. They asked the Agent if we might be interested in any of the furniture and we said, “Yes, actually we would” So we went around to visit them and over a cup of tea we did a great deal on the furniture!
That all happened yesterday. Today we got a brilliant building & pest inspection result and so now, in less than thirty days - we will own it!
Oh why do I ever doubt that the Universe is not listening?
Believe some more
then just let go - Trust. Have Faith!
This shit works !!!