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« Reply #15 on: 30 June 2020, 03:09:03 AM »

Congrats. Of course, owners of an estate have to maintain a number of troops at the ready for their sovreign's service, so there are obligations too.
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« Reply #16 on: 30 June 2020, 03:49:26 AM »

Thanks for all of the comments, I really appreciate it.  I should also point out that the only reason we've been able to do this is you lot.  Your continued support for our little business is overwhelming and it's all of your purchases that have got us to this point.  Every pack of figures, each little building, every stack of burnt MDF that you buy adds a little to the pot.  Normally that pot would put food on the table and fuel in the car, but this time you've put a secure roof over my family's head for the first time in our lives, and I can't say how much it means to us. 

It has come as a bit of a surprise though to be honest, we were still paying off some debts and thought that we were several years away from being able to get a deposit together.  With the lockdown, our sales through March/April/May were almost double our usual, so the Pendraken bank balance was looking quite healthy for the first time in 28 years!  We spoke to our accountant about it and he told us to grab the opportunity while it was there and take a chunk of money out for our deposit (remember that this is Middlesbrough house prices, before anyone gets any crazy sums of money in their heads!)   

We've been renting for years now while we tried to get back on an even footing, so it feels quite surreal that things can change this quickly.  Even getting a mortgage wasn't an option until this last year or two as our earnings were too low for any of the lenders to even look at us.  And now here we are, one foot almost on the property ladder.

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« Reply #17 on: 30 June 2020, 07:37:20 AM »

I'm glad that each of us in our own small way has helped this to happen and you message has put a smile on my face and given me a great start to the day Smiley.
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« Reply #18 on: 30 June 2020, 07:39:31 AM »

You know, somehow my Pendraken induced penury has meaning now.  Tongue

I'm pleased for you, though I'm sorry for all your upcoming trips to B&Q.  Sad





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« Reply #19 on: 30 June 2020, 08:04:58 AM »

Congratulations guys, well earned and well deserved!
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« Reply #20 on: 30 June 2020, 08:12:48 AM »

Excellent !!!  Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #21 on: 30 June 2020, 08:16:09 AM »

This is really good news. Good to think that my piles of small figures have contributed in a small way to a much larger pile of bricks!
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« Reply #22 on: 30 June 2020, 08:23:50 AM »

Well done both and well deserved.  Applause

Cheers Paul
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« Reply #23 on: 30 June 2020, 08:29:53 AM »

Congratulations.
Enjoy your new home.


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« Reply #24 on: 30 June 2020, 08:34:30 AM »

Great news, congrats both! 
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« Reply #25 on: 30 June 2020, 09:18:43 AM »

Well done and congratulations to you both Applause Applause Applause
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« Reply #26 on: 30 June 2020, 09:27:50 AM »

Well that's good news - something positive for a change and well deserved for such a nice, hard working couple. Wishing you many happy years in your new castle. Will you be giving it a name and if so, what are you going to call it?
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« Reply #27 on: 30 June 2020, 09:38:08 AM »

Duncasting?
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Dunwiththesestupidnamepuns?
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« Reply #28 on: 30 June 2020, 09:47:44 AM »

Congratulations, Really pleased for you all.

Glad that the Pendraken sales have helped you get there. Party! Party! Party!
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« Reply #29 on: 30 June 2020, 10:18:44 AM »

We will all have to stop buying. Enjoy the new place !  Wink
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