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Hubby is going to do a concentrated search in the Moray Firth area over the next few days - without me. I've set him up a fairly heavy schedule, so it should keep him out of mischief, and I'm quietly confident (well that's put the curse on things) that we'll find something. On paper several of the properties (including the first one he's seeing tomorrow) look wonderful. However, we all know that Estate Agents' details are so often the work of fiction :-) Believe me, when we saw what had been said about our house, not to mention the photographs, we wondered just whose house our EA had visited :-) Slight exaggeration, but I'm sure you get the picture.

He's actually renting another (we don't do things by halves, you know) very small holiday cottage - it would have been impossible for me to go as well, it certainly isn't suitable for a disabled person - in Portknockie. He will stay there and pop back here (I say 'pop' with a tongue in cheek, as we're talking at least a three-and-a-half-hour drive, which I know is nothing for a lot of my American cousins) on occasions. He's going to view around eighteen properties and then can rule those out that are simply not suitable and then I can go along and see any that are.

Basically each trip was costing us at least a tank of petrol (Volvos have large tummies) at circa £50.00 per trip, and this second rental will work out so much cheaper, even though he isn't going to be there for the entire time we've rented it. The cost was one thing (and not to be sneezed at), but even worse was the intense pain and discomfort it was causing me. I was having to up my Morphine and take liquid Morphine en-route, which was doping me up so much that I think it, plus the increased pain, might have been distorting my opinions on the properties. I have an extremely high tolerance to pain killers (and to make it worse a extremely low pain threshold) and to make me feel 'doped' is quite something!

Tansy is staying with me this time and she is already not a happy bunny (or even doggie) and is sulking and wandering around the cottage doing her 'dying swan act'. She always has been a 'daddy's dog' and this has got more apparent as I became more disabled. I can't walk her or anything like that, so it's natural she'd prefer hubby. Still I'm the one who'll be feeding her, so I'm sure she'll perk up - she does do sulking so well, like most animals!

I've spoken to so many Estate Agents over the last twenty-four hours that I feel almost giddy. And of all the ones I spoke to, only one was what I consider 'unhelpful', and behaved as though selling properties was the last thing on her mind.

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caffyolay From: caffyolay Date: 1st February 2005 14:25 (UTC) (Link)
Just got your e.mail and thought I'd pop over to see if you'd updated your LJ as well. I've been fiddling with the new PC... still got things to do but am balking at the idea of doing it all at once so am taking a break. I've got my fingers crossed that your hubby will have a successful house hunting trip this time. It's never easy. I suppose some people do find the right house quickly but we never have, not in all the years we're had to move because of hubby's job. I LOL at Tansy - I can just imagine her as a dying swan; she's even the right colour! Off to answer your e.mail...
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 1st February 2005 17:53 (UTC) (Link)
To be honest I guess we haven't really been looking that long - it just seems like ages

I LOL at Tansy - I can just imagine her as a dying swan; she's even the right colour!

Indeed she is and she does it so well!!!!
dinahmt From: dinahmt Date: 1st February 2005 17:24 (UTC) (Link)
Oh don't feel too lonely. Let's hope this trip will be successful. It'll be worth it to feel settled at last after all this time. Tell Tansy she's a dog and will have to put up with no daddy. My dogs were highly disgruntled at the weekend when I was laid up with a killer migraine and was not available for walkies or even cuddling. However, they settled down (sighing deeply) and waited and the sky didn't fall in *g*.
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 1st February 2005 17:49 (UTC) (Link)
I hope it is too - thanks.

Well, I've told Tansy and she didn't seem overly impressed. She just lies there with her head on her paws looking at me, doing her 'poor me', act.
dinahmt From: dinahmt Date: 1st February 2005 19:30 (UTC) (Link)
Tansy - JD here. Don't take any notice of what our human says. Dog requirements are paramount. Have you tried howling? Jess recommends it, as well as scratching doors but I have found tail-whanging on the radiator equally effective. If all else fails, give the code bark and we'll come to the rescue. I believe we'll be in your neck of the woods at the weekend. Our humans are visiting friends in Dunblane.
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 2nd February 2005 17:23 (UTC) (Link)
Hello, JD. Thank you for being so understanding - these humans of ours simply can't know how we feel. I've found that little whimpers and whines, spaced out to begin with and then almost constant, is the best way to deal with Mummy. Daddy can ignore them; Mummy can't. I also find the stare almost as effective, Mummy tends to respond to that too.

I somehow managed to fall off of my bed last night, which woke Mummy up with a start and she insisted on putting the light on. I didn't need it, I could easily find my way back to my bed, so I did so - noisily, which is amazing as my bed is soft and quiet and not of the bean-bag variety. But then I'm very clever at that. I can equally sneak up on them totally silently too. We dogs are a lot cleverer than our humans think at times.

I shall certainly keep in mind the code bark. Indeed Mummy says that Dunblane is our neck of the woods (but Daddy says never to listen to Mummy when it comes to Geography). It's possible that my humans will be taking me out for a long car ride so that they can go and do a second viewing on any of the properties that Daddy likes.

dinahmt From: dinahmt Date: 2nd February 2005 19:31 (UTC) (Link)
Well done with the bed trick, Tansy! You need to keep those humans attentive - especially if you intend taking them in the car kennel-hunting. Woof!
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