Friday, March 27, 2020

Mother Day

Mother's house is on the market. She signed with an agent last week. She subsequently asked me to withdraw it from sale, but I explained to her that she had signed a contact. We filled in the property details today for the conveyancer. Mother will see if she is correct and the agent vastly overvalued her home, or the agent is correct. I expect something in between. But of course the Coronavirus may have a vast effect on property sales.

R made us sandwiches to have at Mother's, well ABI Brother's home where she lives. She is not fearful and sent ABI Brother to the Asian Bakery to buy her a salad roll for lunch.

We took her out for a drive and ended up in Fen territory, that is where former blogger Fen grew up. We went on to Cardinia Dam/Reservoir/Lake to an area that seemed unfamiliar but we may have been before. Oh yes, we have been there before.

Beaconsfield Upper is a lovely area. R went to the local supermarket to buy bread and chutney. Chutney yes, bread no. The sun was shining and fields and the bush and fields are so green. Hard to believe the fires of earlier this year. Yet in 2009 Beaconsfield Upper was pretty well burnt out. Little sign of that now.




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  1. How good to hear that Beaconsfield Upper is green and returning to life after those fires of 2009. I hope your mother's home sale goes smoothly, coronavirus complicates most things.

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    1. Thanks Terra. If the burn is not too hot, the bush can recover.

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  2. It looks like a serene and lovely area.
    I am glad your Mother's home is now on the market, but wonder just what that market will be at the moment. The dread virus affects rather a lot of things.

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    1. EC, the agent has been proactive, getting a photographer in quickly before they were disallowed, a drone shot and she filmed a walk through that does not hide faults like a photograhpher normally would.

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  3. happy mother's day for your mum

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  4. When my sister in law left her old house and went into a care home, her house had to be sold. That was 3 years ago, and she has never ever forgotten or forgiven the sale of HER house.

    You and your siblings have to be prepared for accusations of people taking your mum's house, for undervaluing it and for stealing the assets :(

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    1. Hels, while we did put some pressure on her over an extended period, she always said, when I am ready. It was her decision, mainly because she realised she would not be able to return and it was costing her money just sitting there. Having much of her things cleared and sorted out helped too.

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  5. I must go out tomorrow morning to see if I can get eggs. I am going very early, ridiculously early, and then I am in for several days. Today they locked down my State. Until at least May 4th. You see, I knew that we would not be "over it" by Easter.

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    1. Maribeth, of course we wouldn't. But with borders around the world closed, it shouldn't take too long to contain. Our state government has just announced all returning Australians from overseas or permanent residents will be put into hotel rooms for two weeks quarantine as people have been disobeying self isolation. This will help the empty hotels and their staff. I guess food and other requirements will be left at their doors.

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  6. Some of nature recovers so quickly it's astonishing. Other aspects will never recover, sadly. Sounds like you had a decent day with your mum. Our Mother's Day is not until May here.

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    1. Jenny, yes, see EC's reply to Cro's comment. It wasn't Mother's Day, just Mother Day, the Thursday when we visit her. Ours is in May too, probably the same date. England's is different.

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    2. Oh, okay then - what a difference an "s" makes!

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  7. What A Beautiful Waterfront Location - Would Enjoy A Sandwich There For Sure - Be Well Boys

    Cheers

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    1. Padre, you would have liked to tear on your bike across the dam wall, a one hour return walk. I didn't really do it justice. There are often kangaroos there.

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  8. After the virus and what it ends doing to world market. Housing and person debt might be down. Or possible some strong inflation. Well here there a lot of out of area retirees that moved here with there bigger pension and drove the prices up. Sure glad I am not in market for home now.

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    1. Dora, so important in your and my country to own your own home. Not so important in Europe. Will there be an exploding economy or a slow recovering economy when this has passed.

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  9. Chutney but no bread? You'll have to just eat it from the jar with spoons. hahahahahahaha, I'm so funny (*~*)

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    1. River, I half smiled. That takes some doing at the moment. We did get bread today.

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  10. A few weeks ago we spoke of nothing but the awful fires across Oz; now they are never mentioned. Did they all die out? They must have left terrible devastation.

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    1. They are all out. The devastation is huge, and continues as animals have had their habitats/food sources destroyed. Some still carry injuries too, while others died (slowly) in the weeks after the fires.

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    2. Thanks EC. Better put than I would have.

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  11. Looks nice there down by the water.
    Do hope your mother's house sells with a good price, surely someone will buy it in these not good times.

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    1. The dam is the where the water from our desal plant flows into. I think it this dam feeds a much larger one that supplies much of Melbourne.

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  12. Nice of you to visit your mum. I thought you were supposed to stay home.

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    1. No, not our orders yet Diane. We were at my brother's house. We came into contact with no one else, although Mother had indirectly. We are not locked down yet. Take away food can still be picked up or delivered, and coffee.

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  13. Sounds like a good day out, take care,

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    1. Travel, it was nice to be in the peaceful countryside, although even here at now it is peaceful.

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  14. You are so kind to your mother. She is lucky she has you and R.

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    1. Gigi, we remind her frequently and often.

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  15. It does seem to be one disaster after another at the moment, perhaps the earth is trying to tell us something but in this case I tend to agree with your last paragraph in your last post Andrew :)

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    1. Yeah Grace. Thank goodness the fire season abruptly ended. I think I know where the original blame lies.

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  16. Impossible to celebrate a Mother day here ! We are all locked in and are not allowed to see family ! Grandparents keep in contact via whatsapp or skype. all restaurants are closed too, and even the hairdresser. Our house is also on sale and our agent has got a reasonable offer which we would accept, but as everything is shut down it's all on hold. I don't know how long it will last officially now until April 18, so we can't even celebrate Easter with Dario they are also locked in in Amsterdam and you are not allowed to travel !!

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    1. Gattina, while we are suffering, it is nothing compared to some people. I really hope the offer for your home stands. But it seems like it is a desirable property.

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