I honestly don’t know where it all went so wrong. OH and myself came and looked at our house on more than one occasion before OH signed on the dotted line….. and yet we failed to realise we have bought the house from Mr & Mrs Bodgit (identities have been changed to protect the stupid!)
We have moved into a lovely new village, and as this is our first house together so everything should be lovely, and it is, well it was until we looked closer…
Let’s start with the outside of the house, as you look up our driveway we have a lovely semi-detatched cottage, white walls, red front door, and two ornate lights on either side of the front porch… however only one of those lovely ornate lights are plugged into the mains, the other one it would appear is just for show.
Now let me take you through my front door, my lovely red front door, and into the small front porch. Now be careful or the door will bang on the inside of our vestibule, no wait a miunte it’s ok the lovely people we have bought the house from have put a door stop on the wall to stop it from banging…oh wait a minute… there measurements were slightly out and the door when fully open misses the stop by a good few inches!!!
You then walk out of the small entrance porch into the lounge. It spans the whole front of the house, there is a cute gas fire and two gorgeous bay windows.
However a closer look around the lounge makes you slightly suspicious that Mr & Mrs Bodgit had shares in a plastic wire covering company as it is everywhere. The have laid plastic track around every window and half way up every wall.
Moving away from the plastic wire we see the first of our five fuse boxes, two holes for the TV aerial and a telephone cable that they have decided to run from the upstairs bedroom down into the lounge, but rather than putting it discreetly into the corner of the room the cable runs down the middle of one of the walls!
I do not know how or why we did not notice this when we first looked round this house!!