Going to Womadelaide this weekend was the perfect antidote to a bloody busy and stressful week.
A few weeks ago I happened upon a house I liked, went to see it, made an offer and the offer was rejected. I looked back at that house and missed it even though I’d only visited it once. I didn’t dwell on it heaps but just over a week ago the real estate agent contacted me to ask if I was still interested.
I was, so I went back to have another look. I took a friend and she and I both noticed a few things that would need fixing.
I stayed with my offer and a few days later it was accepted.
I contacted a building inspector who I’ve used before who just happened to have already inspected that house so he briefly told me his findings and when my offer was accepted sent me the report. As he didn’t have to physically do another inspection I got a cheaper rate for his report.
After evaluating the report, speaking to him, speaking to others, I pulled out of contract during the cooling off. Besides what needed fixing in the house I would have had to rent it out for up to a year while my house is sorted out. There’s some council stuff happening at my house which could affect me, and affect a sale until I know one way or the other.
While all this was going on I had a job interview to prepare for, and my son to get ready for a scout camp this weekend. So by Friday night I was physically and emotionally exhausted.
I always love the atmosphere at Womad and it didn’t disappoint. It’s a well-oiled machine – the organisation of it all.
I had a massage not long after I got there and that helped set the tone for the rest of the day for me. It was a bit warm but there’s plenty of shade and free sunscreen near the first-aid tent if you forgot to put sunscreen on your feet like I did.
Sunday night is parade night and it’s a sight and sound spectacular.
There were definitely some music highlights too. We left there 12 hours after arrival feeling very satisfied.
I have a few friends visiting Womad and having a wonderful time. Sorry to hear of your house wrangles – hopefully the right thing will happen at the right time for that!
The house wrangles happened for a reason. No major drama. Now I don’t need to stress about another mortgage and will concentrate on doing some work on my house before I sell it. I’m grateful to have a house that I don’t have to rent!
Why don’t you come to Womad one year hey?