Thursday, 17 June 2021

Was I lucky?

It was about a 0,36% chance to actually get to first place and be offered that home. So, where did I end up? Did I tell you I felt lucky? That I felt really good about it? That I just knew this was going to be my new home? 

I ended up in first place. FIRST! Oh yes. I was lucky. I had felt good about it and it came through. However, that didn't mean I would get the home. Because there were a couple of hoops to jump through first. 

Firstly I had to see the place and decide whether it was a place I wanted to live in (now, or wait another 3+ years, what do you think?). Then I had to prove I was earning enough: tax report over 2020 was needed. I needed to prove that I lived where I said I lived. I needed to have a letter by my current rental people to say I was a good renter, but as I lived with my parents, I didn't need to. If any of these proved to be unsatisfactory, it would be offered to the next in line.

The viewing took place last Monday. It's less than 500 meters from where I live now and right next to a primary school. The garden is overgrown and has several large trees in it. The kitchen is fairly small (no room for a dishwasher, gulp), I need to find a spot for the dryer as there is no room in the bathroom for it, but there are three bedrooms, so I think that is sorted. On to the paperwork...

The paperwork was sorted (mostly) last Sunday. The tax report was easily done. It shows the income you had over a certain year (2020 in my case) and unless I think I will earn a lot more this year, it will be accepted. And even though I did enter my birthday lottery (it just happens to fall the day after my birthday), I don't think I will be winning big this time either.

The proof of address may be a bit harder. Yes, I have submitted the paper for it, but the date I registered with the social housing company and the date I actually was registered in this town differ. So, fingers crossed it is not too much of an issue. I can explain some of the gap, but not all. 

I have everything crossed and then some that this may work out for me. I was number 1 candidate, hopefully I will be number 1 renter soon. It would be a great 50th birthday present!


  1. Here's to continued good luck.

  2. hari OM
    OMG OMG OMG - I can't tell how much I am buzzing for you right now Mara-pal!!! I shall cross everything and a little POTP too (as it will also be home for Miss O and Brom...) Oh yes. The best 50th pressie that could ever be... YAM xx

  3. We have our paws crossed that it all works out for you.

  4. Hoping, fingers,toes,even elbows and legs crossed for you!

  5. I am praying and crossing my fingers for this to all work out for you. It looks adorable! Three bedrooms is awesome.


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