Today, we've finally been notified that the person buying our house in Brisbane has had his finance approved. That means an unconditional contract on our place, which means we have an unconditional contract on the post office which means GAME ON!
It's such a relief. Crack the champagne, we're moving to the country!
In the midst of the excitement, I got a call from a man called Trevor.
Trevor moved into the house (our house, squeee!!) in 1950 with his parents and had been given my number off another local, Joy. I'd tracked Joy down through a comment she left on an online story, where she talked about her childhood in the tiny pocket we're moving to.
Ain't the internet grand?
Trevor's family, who owned the place for decades, bought the home off its original owners, who operated the post office and telephone exchange from the room on the front veranda.
Between Joy and Trevor, this is some more information I've picked up:
- The original owners bought the place and then built an extension on it, although I'm not sure exactly sure what year those things happened. More questions for Trevor.
- The original owners had two children, one of whom - Gladys - was a keen photographer from an early age and was rarely seen without her camera. Sadly, she is now deceased and it's unknown where her childhood photos are. But, they may be out there somewhere...
- The school house (or cottage) was moved to its current location from its original location further up the road.
Trevor remembers the house well well, lives nearby and is keen to come and see us there when we're settled in to explain how it all used to look way back when.
I can't wait to hear what he's got to say!