Friday, December 11, 2015

Where too from here?

We are just starting to get our life back since the sale of the house. It's been a few weeks now and our house is returning to being our home.
There are no more open for inspection days where we had the house looking as though no one lives in the place. For the last month the house has had to look like a display home.

This is the plan of the house that we hope to start building in the new year.
Recently we had an appointment with a builder in the regional city of Ballarat before driving over to Trentham as we were invited for lunch and then to Kyneton to view three rental properties. Today we sign a 12 months lease on a rental house. We expect it will take to about 10 months for our new home to be built.

Looking at rental properties was quite depressing. The first that we looked at seemed to suit our short term needs however we were open to other possibilities so we viewed another two. It proved that it was a good idea as the first house, although not perfect does seem to tick many boxes in the short term.

With three bedrooms, a 2 car garage and a good sizes shed at the back, there will be enough storage space. It will be interesting living in the town that was on a list of choices initially. Kyneton is only 22 kms from Trentham and our block of land. We timed how long it would take to drive from Kyneton to my office. It took 45 minutes as opposed to driving from our home in Mentone to the office which can sometimes take up to 1.5 hours.

The move will create some future activity for the Blog - "Melbourne - Our Home by the Bay" may become, "Living in the Country".  I expect their will be renewed activity on the Blog with so much more to excite our new life. Kyneton and the surrounding region is littered with history. many of the towns between Melbourne and Bendigo were stop-off points to Victoria's rich gold fields. Most were a day's walk apart for those seeking riches of gold.

Today we are off to see our financial advisor to see what he has to say about our new found wealth after selling the house. It will be interesting to see what he comes up with for our future retirement.
We also pick up the keys for our rental property today and then visit the builder to start the the contract process for our new home in Trentham.

It should prove to be an interesting day.


  1. The start of a new chapter of your lives. Good luck and bon courage.

    1. Thanks Gaynor for your good wishes. I expect our new home for the next 12 months will give us a new lease of life to the blog - new surroundings and new discoveries.


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