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The House Diary


September 24th 2003

We viewed the house for the first time, and decided that it was our first choice. We called the estate agent and made our offer. We'd seen about 34 houses, and saw another three today, but our mind was made up.


November 12th 2003

We signed the contract!

Over the past six weeks we'd had five different surveys carried out — the homebuyers' survey, a drainage survey, damp, rot and a structural engineer to examine a crack in the side wall. We're going to have to have six rotting joists replaced under the living room floor, and the crack repointed for cosmetic reasons, but otherwise all is OK. Of course, we have already created a list of things to do that's a mile long, but I suppose everyone does that.