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Posted: Friday 30 April, 2010

by Rosemary at 2:23pm in Anything goes No comments Add your own

Two weeks today until we get the keys for our new place - it's getting exciting!

We've bought a bath, to go with the wasbasin and toilet we bought in the January sales. We've ordered the new house sign but it won't be here for the 14th, unfortunately. I've also bought a bell for the yard, so we can be "called" from the fields - I think it's rather smart. And it's very loud!

The application for the building warrant is in and we have the SAP report for the potential suppliers of ground source heat pumps, and updated drawings for the builder and the kitchen supplier. We've decided on quarry tiles for the boot room, kitchen and dining room floors; the three rooms lead from each other, so it should look quite good, as well as being hardwearing and easy to clean.

Dan's mum and dad have been advised to demolish the existing outbuilding and build new, so they now have plans drawn up ready for submission to the local Council. With all the horror stories on our forum, I'm a bit apprehensive about that part. Maybe Angus planners buck the trend.

We hope to get our new trailer around 18th May, so we'll start moving stuff up then. One of the first jobs will be to prepare a storage area. If we don't do the preparation BEFORE we move stuff in, there's precious little chance of us doing it later. We've bought an Ivor Williams livestock trailer with 7ft headroom, so we can use it for the ponies. It's got a centre panel and breast bars and is 10ft long, so it should be fine. If we run out of money, we can do house removals!!

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