Topic: This Old house
So my mum left us some wedge once the house was sold and all other business taken care of. Mrs AHH liquidated her 401k, she'd been paid in New York for a while by the journal despite being in either Tokyo or HK (septics doing stupid septic things...) Anyhow we've bought a house in Shrewsbury where she's from. In the Town Centre, half mile from the station, the idea being we retire or semi retire to it as soon as possible.
Originally we were buying an apartment in converted church around the corner for 310k. This fell through due to HSBC being a heinously incompetent set of cunts (this being one of their core values.) Ultimately we've bought a 5 storey grade 2 listed Georgian terrace house for 290k which we are doing up. Initial estimates for tanking the basement securing the integrity of the roof windows brickwork and services is 32k, This is being revised upwards daily.
The district surveyor is going in today, she's some Guardian reading hair shirt fucker by the sounds. Looks like we are in for a battle on putting sealed unit double glazed panels in the sash frames as double glazing is not authentic Georgian. I have inquired if it's okay to throw raw sewage into the street as neither are the bathrooms. Mrs AHH has banned me from talking directly to the other protagonists which maybe for the best. I'm not in the best of moods to begin with as apparently I can draw scale plans with greater speed and accuracy in PowerPoint than our building surveyors can manage with AutoCad and I've never set foot in the place!