Sunday, March 15, 2009


Another week of looking at property after property after property... which brings the total up to about every semi-rural property in Australia.

Wednesday night brought two potentials, one fixer-upper and another very modern and shall we say... interesting home.

On Thursday afternoon, we decided to take a look at property which we have seen online for ages, but one reason or another never made the final cut.

It is an old plum orchard feature the homestead and a separate cottage, for those visitors who wish to come and help pick the billions of plums from the trees... anyone?

I hate plums.

However, the rest of the property is amazing and that is why we put an offer on the place.

To which the offer was actually accepted... and not taken back!

I would normally show you some photos right about now, but the real estate photos don't do the place justice so wait a while and I will post some really good ones.

Thank goodness! Now I can get back to my normal routine of martini drinking.

That reminds me! In the local town closest to this property, there was a small shop and I actually found a jar of maraschino cherries!! I search I have been on for several years now.

Which means I can now, once again, have a proper Manhattan.

It must have been a sign.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


We found it! The perfect house and the perfect land with an abundance of water and nice feed. Offer accepted.

Then rejected.

I was already planning the chicken coop and dreaming of raising a cow for slaughter. Would I be able to eat my slaughtered pet? I don't know, but it would be a fantastic experience to try out.

As if you wanted to know, the butcher in this particular town will cut up the meat into whatever we desire, however it has to arrive at his shop already killed and skinned.

You see, to keep from getting tough meat, the home raised cow must be shot instantly while still grazing the paddocks and then hauled away for immediate processing.

That part I could do without seeing.

Back to the house hunt, we are looking at one today, which may be a total renovation job, but at the right price anything is possible.

Tally thus far: 5 offers rejected. 34 days before homelessness.

UPDATE: I may have left something out... I have no interest in personally killing or skinning a cow or any other animal. I do however eat beef and wear fur.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Since soooooo many of you are wondering how the house hunt is going I will tell you.

This is the 6th day in a row of touring numerous amounts of rural properties, which anyone who has ever ventured to view rural homes equals numerous amounts of driving. Today we looked at two properties and here is how they went:

The first home we were chased by an emu that I woke up from an afternoon nap by attempting to take a picture of it.

The second home was smoking! Literally:

I can now officially declare that the search is still ongoing.