Well the move… ain’t moving. not yet, anyway. Its all been caught up in ifs-n-buts with trying to sort out exactly what our financial situation will be after I start at uni – which is vastly complicated by Housing Benefit and all the ifs-n-buts surrounding that. However, I think we’re getting towards the point of getting it ironed out now – so much so, that I’ve actually started looking again. So far we’ve found quite a few possibles: we’re having to contact each agent with a “will your owner consider a couple with a pet?” email first before we go any further, and unfortunately, we’re not getting much in the way of responses. Having said all that, we have found one gorgeous house that isn’t too expensive in a small village outside of Leicester which would be ideal (except for the fact that the last bus is at 8pm, but that’s not insurmountable) in many ways, and the agent is actually responding to us. He’s contacting the owner to see if they’ll allow Jess in there – fingers crossed that they do cos we both really like the look of the property. But there are other irons in the fire so if it falls through it won’t be the end of the world.

We’ve also found a removals firm – they need two week’s notice, so as soon as we’ve found a house we can sign on the dotted line, hand in our notice here and book the move, and we’re off, off and away!

In terms of college, the last two exams? I got distinctions for. Don’t think anyone would be majorly surprised by that! I’ve had the official results letter: a certificate should be arriving at some point in the next couple of weeks. I’ve had an official letter from UCAS confirming my place at Leicester University so its all officially and stuff now.

Its just dragging on long enough now that i just want to move and have done with it. We’re living in limbo here: not knowing where we’re going to be in the next few months is seriously starting to pall. On the plus side though.. for the first time, we’re actually starting to think about where we’re going to be living, and planning, and daring to hope for somewhere nice. Before, it was a case of dreaming of not being HERE, of getting out of HERE, without any real thought as to where we would go. Almost anywhere would be better than HERE. Now, the focus is switching, and for the first time in a long time, there feels like real hope in our future.

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