Well, its certainly been a rollercoaster few days. Amongst the dips and troughs there have been some exhilerating peaks.
And there were certainly excitement but thankfully not much screaming at yesterday's Main Event, the wedding of our school friend Trish. We all love a bit of wedding photography, so expect a pictorial report sometime soon.
Meanwhile, big changes are on track round at the Powersurge Pleasure Beach, moving so fast that we're lucky the wheels didn't come off (to stretch an analogy beyond breaking point).
WE'RE BUYING A HOUSE!
It would be fair to say we've not been moving too quickly towards this. We'd looked in a few papers over the last few weeks, spent a few Sundays driving round looking at the outside of advertised properties, but we'd not really got into gear.
Luckily Mrs Powersurge decided to arrange a couple of viewing appointments for last Thursday, and we went round them to look. I was feeling a tad despondent to be honest, and being an awkward sod I wasn't much looking forward to the experience as the evening arrived.
But the very first place we saw we fell in love with. We returned with the parents in case it was just the naieve over-enthusiasm of young first-timers, and they fell in love with the place as well.
And two days after we first visited the property - our first ever property - we put in an offer. Two hours later it was ours...
I can't describe how exciting this feels. So I won't try. Especially considering how tired I am. An afternoon of playing Hide & Seek with my nephew has taken it's toll - though it was even more fun than I remembered from my childhood!
Alas no skylight (otherwise we wouldn't have waiting two days to put the offer in!)
I'm going to miss that skylight. But we've got a covered section out back, so I might have to start sleeping al fresco!
We've got a river (shared) as well, should I wish to take up skinny-dipping. And a view of a field where guide dog puppies are trained (ahhhh!), should I wish to take up dog-napping. And some nice walks to walk them on...
Re: the font problem - ooh, I'd not noticed that! Thanks, Harriet. It views OK in Firefox, but looking at it in IE I see that we're having a few technical difficulties here! I know bugger-all about html apart from what I've learnt from ripping web-pages up, so in the meantime choose one of the following workarounds:
(a) Download Firefox (b) Get a magnifying glass for those hard-to-reach lower posts. (c) Copy & paste the text into Notepad.