Circumstances have just conspired against us. We have what is (hopefully) the last house we will ever have to buy tantalisingly within reach. It is practically the only house I have seen in the last six months that satisfies what I want, what my wife wants, but most importantly what we want for the kids.
We have frantically overpaid our mortagage for years, got the capital down at the expense of having flash 'stuff' and got ourselves into a position where we can comfortably afford our 'ideal' house.
Now it seems that a new arrival next door can do what the hell they like, bugger up our sale, and put us back to square one. We have been living out of boxes (ready to move) for a fortnight now, and will have to do so for another week at least. It is my daughter's birthday on Saturday and we just want all this resolved so that we can enjoy it without anything hanging over us.
But it is not going to be like that, because we are stupid. We have shown goodwill. We have put our buyers in direct contact with our new 'neighbour' and that conversation seemed to have gone well. But I am still not 100% sure it is going to pan out for us. It is getting us down. No matter how NIMBY this sounds, we were here first, we didn't ask for any of this, and frankly I don't think we deserve it. If it goes wrong I will have a lingering sense of injustice and I honestly don't know how I will be able to be civil with them. I am not a two-faced person, so I can't act (even if I wanted to).
So there it is. At least my conscience is clear, we have not mislead, lied or conveniently forgotten to mention anything to anyone. The whole process has now got to the point where if it does collapse at the last minute, there will be ill-feeling all round. Apart from the people who will have caused it, who will get exactly what they want. As far as I am concerned, that is not right.