Following on from my last “The Story Of Us” post (How We Met), the next thing we did was go on a holiday to Tenerife! The next “big thing” in our story is the exams and deciding to move in together.
In August 2009 we were both awaiting the results of our final exams. I remember how important this was… more so for hubby. He had left his job and was about to start a new one and the exam results were such a huge thing for him! I vividly remember where we were when we received the results. The ICAEW would text and post your results on the website at 5pm ish on a Friday evening. We were at Taid’s house sitting in front of the computer in my bedroom. The website was slow updating! The mobile phone reception was not the best there so we were waving our phones in the air trying desperately to get reception! So as you can imagine we were a bit nervous!
My text message came through quite early after 5pm – I passed! Hubby had to wait another 10mins for his text message. Those 10mins were the longest of his life I’m sure! He managed to convince himself that because his text was late that he’d failed! There was nothing I could do to calm him down! Anyway his text came through – PASS!!! It was such an emotional moment! The past 3 years of shit at work suddenly was worth it! He could put that chapter behind him and move on!
Since he now had a job closer to me we decided to move in together. We had to move to somewhere which was halfway between his work and halfway between mine. Unfortunately this meant leaving Taid. We found a little village ideally placed and went and bought a cute two up two down house. A little old lady lived in it previously so it needed some modernising.
I think we did quite well! We really loved that house! And we did some work ourselves like the painting and decorating. It was such a colourful house! I miss it so much. When had fantastic (and quiet) neighbours on both sides! Next chapter…. getting engaged!