Sunday, 7 December 2008

Crunch ...

What do you call 12 investment bankers at the bottom of the ocean? A good start.





Like everybody else, we haven't been able to avoid the effects of Le Crunch! But we are now conditioned against delays, frustrations and disappointments.

We simply keep bouncing back!

The plans continue in the background. The two extra specialist reports are almost complete. When they are, and when they've been paid for, we can peddle our complete begging bowl to the various lending organisations to see who is in a position to cough up. We are actually quite optimistic about the situation. We already own the property, so the collateral is secure. We aren't asking the lenders to give us the money to buy the property from scratch, we are asking them to fund the building project. If they are prepared to take the risk that they could be stuck with another property if things go TU, then we should be home and dry (pun intended)!

I should be able to post more on the progress in the next few weeks. Joana, our arquitecta, is excitedly impatient (or is that the other way around?), and is pushing this project as if it was her own house that she is building. She talks in positive terms like, "When you're living here, we can ..." Nice to be able to actually appreciate a professional that you've tasked with something you need done.

Until then, you will be served with a few more tales of past memories and some other bits about the pets.

But we'll try to make them as interesting a read as we can manage ...

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CrazyCath said...

Joana sounds like a dream! Enthusiasm like that in the current climate is a real tonic.
Keep her. Chain her up and bribe her but keep her.

Lee said...

It's amazing me how many different reports you have to get before you can ask for the funding. I look forward to your next report.

Love the pet stories. You seem to manage to tie them to things that affect humans in most interesting ways.

Happy Holidays!

Fletch said...

@ Cath.
Chaining her up is out of the question - Maria won't give up the chains! Although I get your drift. She is a bit of a treasure.

@ Lee
Hopefully the next 'report' will be a bit more up-beat but yes, Maria or I can keep the pet stories coming. We just have to learn when to stop!

Lee said...

Merry Christmas, Terry! May your holiday be all that you could wish for.

Peace! Hope! & Joy!

Fletch said...

Thanks, Lee.

Maria and I reciprocate.



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