Happy Valentines Day. I hope you gave and received something appropriate for the occasion.
I gave a chocolate heart and received a packet of Tim Tams. Yummy chocolate biscuits. If you bite a tiny bit off 2 corners, one from each end, and suck your cup of tea through it they disintergrate and turn into a beautiful gooey mush. Yum. A weird treat. I love melty chocolate. Just like I love melty cheese. Much better than cold & hard.
Yesterday I didn't have a good day. We cleaned everything we could think of in preperation for the local real estate bloke (the only one in town) to come and have a look at our house to tell us what he thinks it is worth. (No my house isn't dirty, I am not a great house keeper but I'm not that bad either.) They spent about 2 hours looking and talking and told us that our house was only worth $145,000 on todays market. I was shocked at first, then dissapointed then thought no. That can't be right. I had been looking around at what other places were selling for in town and there is no bloody way. Maybe because I have lived in this house for so long and loved it my opinion might have been tainted. But no, no. I have spoken to everyone at work today , they know my house and were all saying that can't be right, he is trying to rip you off Linda May! It is a 4 bedroom home, 2 x 2 car garages and a garden shed, updated kitchen and bathroom, separate lounge and family room, insulated, new roof on the back part, good garden, block of 960 square m., reverse cycle air conditioners, new floating floors in the living areas, 2x 4000 + litre water tanks. If it was anywhere but Junee it would be worth nearly 3 x as much as their valuation.
They showed me houses that they said were similar and had sold recently, they didn't have my house's features and only three bedrooms and no garden. I don't know how they made their comparisons.
Solution; go elsewhere, get another opinion. You guys have just lost business.
He said the market was going to drop because interest rates are going up, but I am certainly not willing to give me house away at that price! Helen at work joked that he wanted it for someone in his family or as an investment property at a cheap price.
Miss R, if you read this, I don't think Norma is in town anymore, I have not seen her around for quite a while. I met her a few times through work when she was a visitor there. There was a young girl who did work experience at the hospital and she was engaged to her uncle I think, maybe that was why she was in town.
Not much else to report, I had a reasonably good day at work today, except we had a staff meeting where I couldn't keep my eyes open.
Oh, yes, I put in an application on behalf of Annie for a book scholarship from my Union and got a voucher today for $50, so that was nice. It will help pay for some of her text books for university. Classes start next week.