WHERE'S BEST TO LIVE IN NZ AND WHAT DO WE NEED TO KNOW: PART4!!!

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AngryBeaver Sat 11-Aug-12 00:58:37

Arrgh,had to start a new thread!

Yes,you can get more land in Tauranga. Well,somewhere like Omokoroa or somewhere.Wouldn't want to live much closer than that. And I woulkdn't want to live at he Mount. Lovely as it is. Too touristy,imo.
We would like enough land for a pool (eventually) maybe a sleepout and still enough for a veggie patch and garden for kids. Don't neeed acres +. Wouldn't say no though,if we could afford it! Be nice to have a few sheep or something/

I think Mum would have to fly to Tauranga. So that would be
Manchester-London,London-Singapore, Singapore-Aukland,Aukland- Tauranga
Bad.

justa howws the back? Hope physio was a help,we may have driven past you!
Your house sounds great.
My mums friend lives in Silverdale.She has about an acre with some sheep etc
Wasn't overly impressed at but didn't give it a proper look I suppose,just stopped to buy flowers for Mums friend! Always worth another look

justaboutiswarm Mon 20-Aug-12 09:05:29

VViola and WhatSheSaid, thank you both so much for coming today. I am really, really grateful. It made such a difference!
My plan was to bribe DS3 into bed again after you had gone WSS - it didn't work at all, he stayed up until his dad came in!
Thank you also for making toast quickly, that averted a meltdown I think. And vviola, it was so kind of you to be there to back me up during ACC meeting.

lollystix Mon 20-Aug-12 09:32:32

AB - that's f***ing shit. Totally shit. I can't believe it. It's so unfair.

AngryBeaver Mon 20-Aug-12 09:50:05

I'm sorry for your sore arm,justabout. Perfectly understandable to feel down about having a broken arm and two kids to look after.
I just really really really cannot fucking believe this is happening to us.
Owner was bolshy Spanish woman mid 50's. Dh said she was very accusatory and dismissive of him. Said she drove past here and the curtains in that room were always drawn. Dh explained that we kept them closed as it was a big patio door/window that was visable from the road and initially they were closed because it was our bedroom,and we felt too exposed having them open. (could see bed, and all personal belongings etc from pavement walking past)
And when the mold got too bad we had to move all our stuff into the back room. Mold had grown over all our drawers and all over the curtains and it stinks in there.
We open windows,have dehumidifiers,and wipe down windows everyday.
What more can you do?
Estate agent said she had tried to reason with her, that we were young family, had had bad luck, no money etc she said she didn't care,wants us out. Bitch.
I think we have 90 days.
Estate agent feels partly responsible as she was the one who alerted the owner to the mold after the inspection...it wasn't even as if we were complaining!
I feel completely wrung out.
I just slumped on the floor in the hall when I got the call. DD came paast and said "what are you doing mummy?"
I said "just having a think darling"...I feel so bad for the kids. Another move so soon.
And I don't think I have any tears left

justaboutiswarm Mon 20-Aug-12 09:57:53

Honestly, AB, I want to cry when I think about it.

I know it doesn't help right now, but you are such an inspiration to me. You deal with so much, so stoically.

Bitch is indeed the right word for woman.

justaboutiswarm Mon 20-Aug-12 10:01:55

If estate agent feels partially responsible then maybe estate agent can find you new house with sane and reasonable landlord pronto. Or maybe estate agent can let you move into her own house until you find somewhere else?

AngryBeaver Mon 20-Aug-12 10:07:57

It's not a conscious decision...there is just no choice!
Dh asked if I wanted to go home. But I really want to make a go of it here.
The reasons that we came here are still the same.
I just wish the bad luck would stop.
( I think a better name for the owner,actually,is total.fucking.whore-bitch...yes,definitely better)

justaboutiswarm Mon 20-Aug-12 10:10:45

oh yes that has a lovely ring to it.

perhaps you could write it in animal blood on the walls just before leaving? since she sounds like she will try to take deposit back anyway.

AngryBeaver Mon 20-Aug-12 10:13:42

I don't think the estate agent feels bad enough to let a family of 5 strangers move in with her!...but she did say that she would start looking for somewhere now and drop the finders fee charge.
Still, have to find the movers fee,the first month (or more) rent, and we think we are going to lose the bond here. ds2 ripped a piece of the wallpaper (newly decorated) and bashed his ride on into the wall (made a dent) also a spark flew out of the fire and burnt the fecking carpet (new)...and estate agent reckons owner will try and claim the bond because of the mold! She hasn't even seen any of the other stuff yet!!
No idea where we are going to get the money from

justaboutiswarm Mon 20-Aug-12 10:18:30

I think we've discussed the relative merits of prostitution versus drug dealing, no?
does mad landlady have any relatives you could kidnap for ransom?
Seriously, i am being facetious, but i have nothing sensible to say except that it is dire, and i hope you sleep tonight.

AngryBeaver Mon 20-Aug-12 10:27:05

I like your thinking, I am busy cutting letters from The Waikato Times,for my randsom note as we speak!
smile

AngryBeaver Mon 20-Aug-12 20:33:21

Sorry,vviola*,*wss*,*justa andlolly ..thanks for sympathy,advice.
Took a sleeping pill last night to block it all out.So at least I had a decent sleep. Up with the kids now...reality sets in again!

WhatSheSaid Tue 21-Aug-12 00:00:17

Not sure I have any good advice really AB, renting is just a PITA sometimes.

justaboutiswarm Tue 21-Aug-12 08:14:53

small piece of good news here....ACC will fund some extra childcare because of my arm.

AngryBeaver Tue 21-Aug-12 09:30:20

Justabout just pmd me. To anyone who was a part of that kind gesture...I am very touched,thank you xxx

justaboutiswarm Tue 21-Aug-12 20:27:35

Really really sore arm last night. I took it out of its sling yesterday. Not sure I shall do that again!

vvviola Tue 21-Aug-12 23:20:15

Poor you justabout. Hope things start to improve soon.

I forgot to say I was very impressed with your lovely heat pump. grin

Am currently hyperventilating. Presentation due in an hour & I'm still not 100% sure I actually make sense. grin and someone decided to sleep beautifully until midnight when I was ready to go to bed & wake every half hour after that! angry

justaboutiswarm Wed 22-Aug-12 00:06:19

Yes, we genuflect to it every night. smile

oh no! to presentation.

i am trying to work on my thesis and i am long past the point when i can read my thesis objectively. I keep adding random bits and then wondering if i am making it better or worse. really difficult. trying to keep going though as know hand will be too sore to type later.

justaboutiswarm Wed 22-Aug-12 09:17:47

wow. just wow. our PTA have just sent me a get-well hamper. i have three kinds of chocolate, wine, bath stuff and a pot plant. would never happen in the UK.

AngryBeaver Wed 22-Aug-12 09:55:46

How nice is that??! Need to know varieties of chocolate?!

justaboutiswarm Wed 22-Aug-12 10:09:55

almond, berry, and 70% dark ghana.

vvviola Wed 22-Aug-12 10:34:55

Ooh justabout how lovely! Enjoy. grin

The presentation passed without me falling over or the lecturer telling me I didn't make sense. So I'll call that a success whatever the grade!

AngryBeaver Wed 22-Aug-12 11:27:15

All Whittakers,I assume?
Well done vviola ,sounds like a success to me!
<pats back>

justaboutiswarm Wed 22-Aug-12 21:29:01

aargh. it was 5 am when they all got up today

<coffee>

AngryBeaver Thu 23-Aug-12 04:36:25

yuk. 6 here...but you win

justaboutiswarm Thu 23-Aug-12 07:35:17

yes I really wanted to work on my thesis tonight, but not sure it's going to happen

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