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Thursday, April 16, 2009

UP FOR SALE...MY JOINT

So, this is what I've been up to these last 4 months: attempting to make this property look semi-respectable. My wee little house is finally up for sale All work and no play makes for a very dull blog.

33 comments:

LERMONTOV said...

"All action makes for a dull blog" but normally it makes for great porn

NATALIA THE RUSSIAN SPY said...

Damn it man...stop making me smirk.

NATALIA THE RUSSIAN SPY said...

And would all Birmingham's fans please note...Without Warning in the bookcase!

Lunamor said...

It's beautiful & I hope it sells soon! Sad irony that when I was selling my house, of course it looked far better than it ever did when it was NOT for sale.

NATALIA THE RUSSIAN SPY said...

Luna...SIGHS...exactly schweetheart.

Steve said...

So, when it's time for me to sell my house, am I better off burning it to the waterline for the insurance money?

Anneal said...

Do you come with it? smirk
Prepping to sell is a pain in the arse, and makes you wonder WHY it's being sold. Been there..nice looking place Nat

Anonymous said...

Good luck with it Nat.

Love that Renoir print btw - it's one of my all time faves.

Abe

bangarrr said...

Nat, good luck and I hope your agent is more like the one I bought from than one I sold with.

Moko said...

Hey!. I do my course at Yeronga on Tuesdays and Thurdays!. I can drop by and you can feed me those nights if you like!. ;o)

uamada said...

looks like it has a great outdoor bbq area, of course it's a feeling based on a picture seeing as you never invited me around to drink with you - i had to do that on the net too.
I could always come around the nights you are feeding the melon wearing cat

chazfh said...

Here's to a quick sale Nat. I think you've really done a good job cleaning it up (i was going to say tarted but didn't..how nice am I!)

Just a tinsy wincy bit hurt you didn't ask me to sell it though!!!!!!!!

I presume Sammy's room is kept locked until the sale? :)

Domestic Daze said...

Good luck Nat, I really mean that.
I moved house early last year, and looks like we will be moving again before the end of the year. A few hundred kilometres down the road. I am feeling your pain at the whole saying goodbye to everything, packing and moving thing.

Barnesm said...

magnificent poderosa

Nautilus said...

Sorry, I am unavailable to help move the piano.

Good luck!!!

Flinthart said...

All the best with that, NatV -- I hope the move treats you kindly, too. I hear that selling a house is near as stressful as buying one, or renovating... hope it goes smoothly.

yankeedog said...

Wow! Those were nice digs-and you did a great job with the place! Looks fantastic! Good luck-hope you can get close to asking price.

Like Nautilis, I have a bad back scheduled for the day you're moving. Sorry.

NATALIA THE RUSSIAN SPY said...

STEVE: It would make life damned easier!

ANNEAL: Do I come with it?...not a bad idea actually...just as long as the new owners didn't want to live there too!

ABE: It is a beauty that picture...I've spent many hours gazing at it analysing who is sussing out who.

BANG: Ah real estate agents...it's always a risk.

MOKO: Sweet beef curry all good for you buddy?

U: Ah those drinking sessions were the days...I'm about to guerney all the moss of those pavers....I LOVE to GUERNEY!...do you think the melon wearing cat could do something to dispose of Clayton? HE IS STILL HERE DESPITE NUMEROUS HOSINGS!

CHAZ: Ha! Sammy's room is the cleanest it's ever been! (thanks to moi) Next to all her childhood trinkets is a Slipknot poster...quite an interesting juxtapostion of innocence and evil in there I tells ya. The guy who took the photographs was sympathising with me about her taste in music but reassured me it was better than listening to his son's hip hop.

DAZE: Thanks sweetie. It is an emotional time...especially since the place finally looks like the way I wanted it to...well maybe except for the crappy furniture. Saddest part is I have to go back to renting.

BARNES: Thanks darlin'. I've made the best of it. Just hope the screaming Afghani kids next door shut up on open day...might have to slip a Sea World pass into their letterbox and hope they fuck off for the day.

NAUT: Damn! That things weighs a friggin' tonne! I can't budge the thing an inch on my own...and I've got pretty good chick muscles.

FLINT: The renovating part wasn't too bad actually. As long as you accept you have to live with half-finished jobs for a few months. I actually feel a sense of achievement...knowing I can do man-jobs on my own. But damn it...the worst is yet to come...moving out. *sighs*

YANKEE: You're not available? DAMN!

Bondiboy66 said...

Bah Reoir prints...nothing says CLASS like a print of some dogs playing poker!

Good luck with the sale too Nat.

Steve said...

Unlike that pussy Nautilus, I'd be happy to help move the piano. And I'd do it for nothing more than a six pack of beer.

Of course, I'd have to find my way to QLD first.

Steve said...

Oh, and I've considered it, I think Jewish Lightning is the way to go for my house, when the time comes to move.

NATALIA THE RUSSIAN SPY said...

BONDI: Ah the doggy poker players...fine art!

STEVE: Honestly! What good are you to me in Atlanta...sheeesh ;-)

Therbs said...

I love the agent's line "airconditioned for those sticky summer nights".
Oh woah oh those su-uh-mer noights, tell me more, tell me more.
What the Sam Hill is going on up there young lady?
You've done a bloody fine job Nat. Looks very good. Hats off to the Renno Girl of 09!
Good luck with the sale, the move and the hassle. Remember that you are now an edumacated beer drinker and when you're in new digs, frazzled yet relieved, you will know what to do.
When's Writer's Festival. There could be a few people like moi in Brissie then. I can imagine moving a truck load of furniture, drinking a few beers then embarassing myself with some feeble heckling of authors.

Dr Yobbo said...

Believe me Nat, I know what you're going through - our first home is on the market and we're looking for our second - with the minor complication that the upscaling is timebound to the arrival of bub v2.0 in ten weeks, by which stage we'd kinda like to be in the new place... Flint's right, it's probably more emotional than buying if the house has meant anything to you - something you have to consciously force out of your decision-making process when evaluating offers etc.

Place looks very noice. Handy for the Magic Mile, of course. Very important. Good luck tomorrow morn for the first open home, we'll need it Sunday afternoon for ours...

Steve said...

Yobbo, you really should've picked a time to move when the Little Lady could actually help you lift boxes and such. Wait, I forgot, Kiwis and Aussies are tougher than Americans, so maybe she can help?

Nat, with enough beer, there's no end to the things you could get me to help move. I recognize beer as legal tender.

Dr Yobbo said...

Not Miller Lite in 7oz bottles however.

NATALIA THE RUSSIAN SPY said...

Miller lite...piss strained thru tennis socks tastes tops...

Steve said...

I said beer, Yobbo. What you described fails to qualify.

I'm thinking more like Red Oak. I'd probably move a body for some Red Oak.

Dr Yobbo said...

We lucked in. 27 groups through the first open home and the place sold unconditionally within 7 hrs of it ending. Reason why, and our next problem being, that there's bugger all of interest out on the market at present...

NATALIA THE RUSSIAN SPY said...

We have first home owners grant on our side at present...fingers crossed.

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Anneal said...

I forgot...let Me know if you need a moving van driver...k?

Idoru said...

even your dull posts are fun, nat. Would over my services in lifting stuff, but that means getting off one country to get to another ... :P

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