Secret_Squirrel's BLOG

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5 Month Update16 Apr 2011
Permanent Job26 Feb 2011
12 Week Update26 Feb 2011
We are here!11 Dec 2010
Off we go!17 Nov 2010
Shipping12 Nov 2010
Unemployed! 30 Oct 2010
4 WEEKS TO GO!21 Oct 2010
GOING READY OR NOT ! 19 Sep 2010
SOLD?04 Sep 2010
I WANT TO GO NOW !07 Aug 2010
Another Viewing ! 31 Jul 2010
VISA GRANTED !24 Jul 2010
House for Sale20 Jul 2010
Waiting 12 Jul 2010
Case Officer Allocated!05 Jun 2010
Todays the day!30 May 2010
Really Lucky!08 May 2010
Application Lodged30 Apr 2010
Forms! 24 Apr 2010
Changes to MODL13 Feb 2010
Not So Secret23 Jan 2010
Appointed Agent20 Jan 2010
Holiday and Getting Started16 Jan 2010
12 Jul 2010
No we have not heard anything yet!
Our medicals show as finalised and received on the first page of the online status application but in the document checklist they still show as requested not met (like all the other documents.)
Our estate agent has been to take pictures and do our home energy check so hopefully the house will be on the market by the end of the week.
It is my birthday today so the best present I could wish for is our visa to be granted, failing that I am going to have a lovely day with my husband.
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19 Jun 2010
Our agent has told us that from here it normally takes between 6 and 8 weeks for your visa to be granted!

I think we have decided to sell our house!
The estate agent has said that we do not need to do or change anything as long as it is clean and tidy for viewings. We do need to finish the decorating we have started though! So we wont be spending the money we had put aside for decoration and adding value.

We wont get much after all the fees but we want to have every penny we can for our new life. We still have to speak to our mortgage company to see if we can reduce the redemption fee as this is extortionate. It would be cheaper to leave the house empty until next May (the end of our current deal) rather than pay the fee (it is nearly 28 months mortgage payments!)

Our aim is to be in Perth before Christmas. I am not sure how realistic this is going to be as it really depends upon the sale of the house. Any help or advice on achieving this would be gratefully received.
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16 Jun 2010
Medicals attended, police clearances received, house to be valued tomorrow, now the impatient waiting begins!
We have got a sweep stake going for the date of our visa being granted, I wonder who will be closest!
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