Viper Squad Ten

[ Sunday, October 30, 2005 ]

Approaching adulthood
Starbuck [22:34] Comments: 8 []
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).


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!

8 Comment(s):

Comment by Blogger 3rd daughter, at October 31, 2005 11:45 am  :

woo*freaking*hoo!! congratulations!! does it have a skylight?

Comment by Blogger Starbuck, at October 31, 2005 12:38 pm  :

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...

More details (incl. piccies) soon.

Comment by Blogger Harriet, at October 31, 2005 3:37 pm  :

jealous. I've been playing with the idea a lot recently but haven't really got to the starting line yet.

By the way, why does the font get smaller and smaller the further down the page you scroll?

Comment by Blogger Starbuck, at October 31, 2005 3:57 pm  :

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.


Comment by Blogger 3rd daughter, at October 31, 2005 8:17 pm  :

guide dog puppy training in your back yard!! i am so jealous!! when i have saved some pennies and do my grand world tour, can i pay you a visit? (on puppy training day of course)

Comment by Blogger Starbuck, at November 01, 2005 1:27 pm  :

I'll be able to post up loads of puppy photos as well, Susan!

Apparently "they don't bark much" as they're guide-dogs... hmmm.

Btw technical difficulties now resolved in the blog template. Due to a missing END SPAN tag the text font size was shrinking to 85% of its previous size in each blog post. Nice trick, horrible effect!

Comment by Blogger birdychirp, at November 01, 2005 5:42 pm  :

Fanbloodytastic - well done you!

Comment by Blogger Starbuck, at November 02, 2005 1:09 pm  :

"Well done you" - for the house, or for the font problem?

Whichever (or both), thanks birdy!

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