Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Happenings

Well it was bound to happen. As much as I am yearning for 'the' knowledge base and to be technically qualified to design houses...I am finding the core subject on building products rather a drag, to be brutally honest. I'm up to the section on 'screws and nails'..... hmmm. Get me to the good stuff please. I'll get there. I can just see this subject taking longer than the others..... blah! Any good motivation tips out there?

Hmmm, what else is happening. Well Nigel is still with us... oh and so is 'John Whitley' the locust. Just. "He's fine Mum, he's just very sleepy". Hmmm... we'll see.

Oh yes... and I sold my house..... yesterday..... but we don't move out until the end of June. Circumstances.... don't ya hate them! 11/10 for those bloggies who found it on www.realestate.com.au and emailed me! Rest assured I am on the lookout for my next opportunity. Looks like I'm going to be a bit busy over the next few months. Plenty of blog fodder!
A-M xx
P.S. It's gently raining here this morning. Hubby and I are sitting in the 'pool shack', sipping our coffee, enjoying this gorgeous place before we move on. Get tough A-M, it's only a house :(

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  1. Only motivation advice to give is ... ummm ... every house needs a good screw? Hang in there!

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  2. Congratulations. Very brave of you to do it all again...or completely insane??? Good luck! xx

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  3. A house full of love...now that's one lucky buyer! I do hope they appreciate it and the history. But best of all, now you get to write another chapter and we get to read along! All the best with the study...one nut and bolt at a time until the screw turns...oh that was bad, sorry!

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  4. OMG!!! Where have I been ??? You've sold your newly-built house??!! Geez A-M you work fast, lol.

    Good luck with locating your new venture. LOoking forward to sharing your new journey. It's bound to be as exciting, if not more so.

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  5. Can you post the link to realestate.com?

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  6. Your house is a treasure, what a fortunate buyer! I saw your comment about selling it on Millie's blog. Congratulations, can't wait to see what you do next. I was watching a rerun of Better Homes & Gardens on Foxtel last night and Dr Harry was talking about bearded dragons. All I can remember is no iceberg lettuce and feed the bugs they eat well !? I'm sure the boys know it all though. Hope Nigel recovers..Rxx

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  7. Congratulations A-M, your beautiful project has now come full circle and it is one to be very proud of. I am sure that moving out day will be an extra emotional one for all of you. I look forward to your new venture, whatever that may be.

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  8. I think I just broke my jaw as it hit my keyboard! Sold? Moving? Your beautiful new home? Gosh! I'm a bit speechless!! I'm very much looking forward to the next installment, but, really? It's not April Fool's is it??

    Wow! Best wishes for the future A-M and family! Speechless!!

    That's one lucky buyer!!

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  9. Wow!! That's huge news. Hope you find a great new project! : )

    julesxx

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  10. Oh wow, what news!! I love your house but know that it will be very exciting to see you blog about doing it all over again and I know that your next place will be just as fabulous once you put your magic touch on it :)

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  11. Oh A-M...I am happy and sad for you all at once...how are going to ever be able to say goodbye to this stunning home? At least you have a little online story book that you can look back on and read from the very first day you purchased this house..and made it a home ;)
    Hope the dragging part of your course ..drags on a little quicker and gets you to the fun stuff soon x

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  12. I can relate to the live animals issue. We have green tree frogs in a tank at home. We feed them live crickets and sik worms. Its gross, and the crickets escape and we find them everywhere.

    Congratulations on selling the house, enjoy it all you can for the next few months. xoxo

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  13. What? How did I miss that the house was on the market! I dont look South of river, its a full time job keeping up with the inner north!
    You didn't blog about it either you sneeky little thing! But that is good news :) I put so much heart into property, to a fault which always makes it hard when it comes time to sell, but once you get into the next project its an amazingly positive boost!

    Sorry to hear about the screws, yawn. i feel your pain!

    Digella

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  14. A-M I know it will be hard moving from a place that you've poured so much time and energy into, but because you've put your heart and soul into it, a part of you will always remain there!

    Home is wherever your family is, the house is just the oyster shell to your pearl!

    Kat :) xx

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  15. Your a brave lot, to sell your beautiful house. Breath in, breath out - you will survive both the mind-numbing screws and nails part of the course and moving houses.

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  16. Holding my breath though the next project...can't wait..congrats it all went smoothly :) Hope you are celebrating! xx

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  17. I think it's sad that you're leaving such a beautiful house andI think it's ok for you to be sad too..but then, onwards and upwards. Good luck and hope your blog continues.

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  18. Congratulations, you must feel very pleased with yourself, even though I can imagine a little upset about leaving. It's hard not to attach yourself to a home, especially one you have so lovingly created! But what you have created is a beautiful home for someone else now to love and enjoy as much as you have!

    Rachael

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  19. Wow, those are some lucky people who bought your gorgeous home. I can't wait for you to take us on your next journey with your new home!

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  20. Wow, what huge news! I had to read it 3 times to make sure I understood what was happening - You are amazing!! Look forward to reading the new chapters tho!!! Are you staying in Brisbane or perhaps an interstate move?? How about venturing west like me....
    Christine xo

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  21. Oh my god, I'm flabergasted. I'm always impressed by people who renovate and then sell onto the next project. I could never let go, plus I hate moving. My parents did it 5 times when I was a kid, and I hated how unsettled it made me feel. Good news is that now I get to read about your next project right from the beginning.
    Congratulations to you and your family and lucky, lucky buyer.
    Engracia
    xx

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  22. A-M your very brave to sell your new home. But whats one to do when everything is done - move onto the next subject a - a new home. Can't wait to see if your build or renovate. I think you will renovate otherwise that means another rental? Sandy

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  23. er um bombshell, congratulations. The good news for us is a whole new build. Please please let us ahare the journey. So happy the bugs and reptiles are ok.

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  24. You know it's not just a house A-M, you put your heart and soul into building a beautiful home for your family so it's understandable to be sad about leaving. All I can say is the buyers should consider themselves so lucky to have bought a home with such good vibes - wish I was that buyer! But on a selfish note, it means we get to follow your adventures again with your next project - can't wait! K xxx

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  25. I thought you must have sold via a comment you wrote on Millie's blog! Didn't want to be too sticky beaky though... lucky buyers is all I can say. Maybe you could find something over this side of the river for your next venture!
    Clare x

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  26. What??!! I know you made ref to 'the next place' but I had no idea this was imminent. I've described your family to my husband as 'a family of do-ers' and quite clearly you are. Congrats on the sale and good luck with the hunt for the next project. I look forward to reading this one right from the start.

    P.S. Glad to hear Nigel and John Whitley are hanging in there. :)

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  27. ooh congrats on the sale - new blog titile ,''the houses that a-m builds" maybe?? KG

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  28. No...really?! I'm such a sentimental soul I couldn't do it if it were me...it's so beautiful and filled with such a loving spirit. You're very brave!

    Ingrid x

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  29. wow exciting news..... can't wait for the next chapter.
    Katie

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  30. Thank you so much for all your support and lovely comments. Here is the listing link for those who have requested to see it: http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-qld-norman+park-106398680 ... so now you all know where I live and you can rock my roof! A-M xx

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  31. A-M, what a beautiful home! I had no idea you were selling... and I laughed out loud when you wrote "Get tough A-M, it's only a house"... because my partner wants to sell our house... we renovated a couple of years ago and he says it's time we sell to reap the profit. And I totally understand all that, but just thinking about it is just about breaking my poor heart!!! I have to remind myself, it's just a house, it's just a house. Good luck with your next project, I can't wait to read all about it :) xoxoxo

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  32. A-M, your home is stunning. Congratulations on the sale. The new owners will love their beautiful home just like you have.
    Looking forward to following you on your next journey.

    Lorraine xox

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  33. How exciting to be doing all this again - just think how much better you'll be able to do it this time! Not that I think your divine house needs any improvement but I know if I could do it again there are many things I'd do better - lucky you for the having this wonderful project ahead! Leigh

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  34. It's hard to believe that you are leaving your beautiful NEW home that you just built???? That pool photo is to die for. I'm not surprised it sold so quickly. How can you leave it?

    Teacup Lane (Sandy)

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  35. Greetings from Finland. Found your blog while browsing Brisbane based blogs. Coming over to Queensland in July to visit relatives, very excited!

    You have a gorgeous house and beautiful blog, I have to bookmark this.

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  36. I had no idea that you would sell the house so quickly after moving in. WOW. I can only imagine how you will top this one.

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  37. Hi dear A-M, I must have missed this post and certainly did not find you on re.com (very unlike me lol). Can totally relate (think we emailed re this a while back) and think we are about to embark on the same path. I am glad you got a quick sale nonetheless as nothing is worse than anticipating those inspections and having everything just so (although am sure you always do anyway). Good luck with the next chapter in life!
    Mel xxx

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  38. My only tip would be... keep your eye on the prize!
    Wow you are one busy lady, I am not surprised that your amazing home got snapped up so fast, and it's great to be enjoying the last months there.
    Glad to hear the critters are hanging on.. just ;)
    Flick

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  39. A-M I did not know you are selling?! What a surprise.
    Oh well. I am here to hear all your stories for a next one.
    Good luck with everything.
    X
    V

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  40. AM~ Just delete those horrible comments. If they don't like this move- they shouldn't visit! If they are 'upset' by this, they might consider that it's difficult for you. It's your blog and your home-to do as you wish. I am looking forward to following your next great adventure darling. And to those nasties... if you can't say anything nice... well, you know the drill!

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  41. How exciting A-M to think of the possibilities for your next project! I spotted your house on realestate.com a couple of weeks ago! Congratulations.

    xo
    Anna

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  42. I would build and sell all of the time, if I could just get Steve to agree! Can't wait to live vicariously through you A-M.

    xo
    Brooke

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  43. Oh phew, so glad you are finally able to post on this very exciting news dear A-M. So happy all has gone so smoothly for you both, long may that continue. I gave all my Qld. colleagues the link to your new business site. A couple of them plan to build in the next 12mths. & love the idea of a Cape Cod/Hamptons house in BrisVegas. So bite the bullet & get this next study module finished before you have a zillion clients banging on your cyber door yelling 'Millie sent me!!'
    M. ^_^

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  44. Where did that come from I only just found your blog I must have missed the post about you putting it on the market. Very sad that you are leaving your gorgeous house but exciting for you to start on your next project you are very brave putting yourself through all that stress again. Good luck with your next house I'm looking forward to reading about it. Take care Carol

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  45. A-M, I'm going to miss seeing this beautiful house and all the little surprises, nooks and crannies that you throw up every now and again. On the good side we get to (hopefully) join you for your next project and do it all over again.

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  46. Havnent visited for a while so have caught up on all your news. Congrats on selling your lovely home, cant wait to see what amazing things you do next!
    alicia

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  47. OMG A-M... I go MIA in bloggyland for a wee bit and you SELL your gorgeous house??!!! Well, lesson learned by me!
    Congratulations on your sell! I will be forever indebited to you and this wonderful house... you both helped me to get through my own renovation. Thank you!
    much love,
    joan

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  48. It's a beautiful house but it's still just a house. I build houses for a living but I just do the basic project homes that ppl want for the right price and a quick turnover.

    I have learn over the years that it's just a job and to remove my emotional feelings completely.

    It doesn't matter where you live. As long as you have your husband and kids by your side and you can continue doing what you love!

    You should be so proud of yourself of this stunning house. Well done! Also, double well done as I'm sure you did well from this project. Building houses can be extremely profitable but is burdensome on the cashflow. I now what it's like.

    Can't wait to hear of your next project.

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you. A-M xx