I'll split this blog into two sections, one with things concerning Grekwood Miniatures, and the other for some more personal stuff!
The hospital beds went on sale a week ago and have had decent success so far, so thank you to all those who have bought some! We cast a few more as stocks were going down, so hopefully we have enough for now.
I plan to continue work on the hospital building over the next few weeks and get that up on the internet at some point as a PDF download. I have started work on my next batch of 16 zombies *insert zombie sound here*. Once again I will be keeping the gender mix to 50/50 with 8 females and 8 males. Most of you know that they will be supermarket based, and again split into 4 packs with a combo deal as always!
I have some rock bases, and some wood flooring bases, which I might as well pop on the website too sometime. Also, hopefully the production lot of figures will arrive soon. I might have to ask about them...
In personal news:
We have been looking at places to move to which has turned out to be a nightmare. We currently live with my parents in a large 4 bedroom house, so everything we are looking at is obviously going to be a lot smaller. So the hunt began...
Over the past two weeks, we arranged to see 4 places. This excludes a couple of places we called up about and they never got back to us.
The first place we saw was nice, but a bit small. The second was larger (from photos) and in a different village, but on the day of the appointment (before the appointment) we had a phone call saying "it's now gone". Third place we went to see we waited for 15-20 minute outside the apartment, and the estate agent never showed up. We called them and they said they can't get hold of anyone in the area. So we decided against the flat because the service was poor. Fourth place; we made an appointment to see a house last Wednesday or Tuesday. Yesterday we had a phone call saying "sorry it's gone". I mean what the hell?!
We asked for an earlier appointment, made it very clear we were interested, and suddenly it just goes before we were even able to have our appointment. It's just rude and wrong to say no one is seeing it until Monday, and then offer it to someone else before we have had our scheduled appointment.
So pretty much all of the places we have looked at have gone apart from the first place we saw. So we are thinking about moving into that flat... I mean apartment... Don't get me wrong, it's small (might struggle to get a wardrobe in the main bedroom) but nicely decorated inside. Wood flooring throughout, a bathroom and an en-suite. 2 bedrooms and a open plan living space/kitchen. It just means we'll have to plan wisely and only buy furniture we really need and not just want.
At least this way it gets us onto the "rent market" ladder, and we might stand a better chance at getting another place as we are already in one. Estate agents keep asking "how are you going to pay for it". So by being in a rented place at least they will be able to see we can pay for it no problem.
IF we do move into this flat, it will most likely be short term until something bigger pops up that we like. Who knows, we might move in and actually love the size and not want to move!
Anyway, sorry for the rant!!
Cheers for reading!