Da da da da da da daaaa… that’s a fanfair. And it’s sounding because we finally, after more than a year of searching, deliberating, ruminating and a bit more searching, are, as of right now, the proud owners of a house among the vineyards of the Langhe.
No more searching online, refreshing immobiliare.it over and over in the desperate hope that something new will flash up on the screen. No more handing out leaflets at cafes. No more traipsing around properties that aren’t big enough, cost too much and are in completely the wrong location. And no more late night discussions about what happens if we never manage to find anywhere!
The final signing of the contracts was nowhere near as awkward as we’d feared, following our falling out with the estate agents last week. The Notaio fancied himself as a bit of a comedian, so that lightened the mood somewhat, and he even gave us a discount on his fees!
So, now the hard work really begins. Actually, tomorrow the hard work really begins. Today’s hard work centres on polishing off a bottle or two of prosecco.
We’ve already got some architects – Alpine Eco – working on designs. The stuff they’ve come up with so far has been great, they really seem to get what we want to create, so hopefully it won’t be long now until we have some full designs in place and we can get going on the next, no doubt arduous, step of trying to get permission for the work.
Still, today is a day for celebrating and looking forward. I for one can’t wait to get cracking on it! Now pass me my glass…