“The best-laid plans of mice and men / Often go awry”
Robert Burns, 1785
With apologies to my Scottish friends for the Anglicised version.
With half the house packed away and the renovations all but completed, we put our little home on the market last week and awaited the outcome of the survey on the new house, which was due to be carried out tomorrow. We had a provisional completion date for the end of October and hands at the ready to move all our stuff.
Last night we found out that there was to be a change in the husband’s contract which meant that it would have been foolish, if not illegal, to continue with the purchase of the new place.
So this morning we applied the brakes. The mortgage application has been paused. The estate agents advised to put the property back on the market, and our current house taken off sale.
I’ll admit that last night I was furious and heartbroken in equal measure. But now…I’m sanguine.
I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. In this case it will probably result in the husband leaving London sooner than planned, which is just the very best thing that can happen.
Whilst it means we lose another house, it also means that there is surely something more wonderful just around the corner.
So…I’m not sad any more. Just very excited about whatever is coming next.
And I get to enjoy our newly refurbed home and, hopefully, get back to some creativity.