Bought my hoose

I’m having an evening off from wit and repartee and have been a boring couch potato instead. There was some great news from Spain on Thursday. After almost two – very fraught – years, we’ve finally found a buyer for our house. So I have removed the “Buy my hoose” page, and after a long day of phone calls I’ve been relaxing and enjoying the fact that the burden of a huge worry has finally been lifted.

Both Andy and I would like to thank everyone who tweeted the details of our house and shared it on Facebook. It really helped to restore our hopes that we could find a buyer. In the end, the house has been bought by a Ukrainian couple who saw it while on holiday.

Unfortunately we’ve had to accept an offer which was quite a bit less than we were asking, even though we’d already reduced the original asking price quite a lot. But with the Spanish housing market the way it is, we’re in no position to refuse. We’ve had to accept an amount which is less than we need to buy the rented flat we currently live in, so have decided that we’re going to use the bulk of the money you have kindly donated to make up the shortfall. We hope that you’ll think this is an appropriate use of the money.

Thanks to your kindness and generosity we have a roof over our heads, and there is no way that words can express our gratitude. It’s been an emotional and exciting week. And it’s thanks to you.

Am off to have a wee greet again. That’s been happening a lot this week.


45 comments on “Bought my hoose

  1. Fairliered says:

    Keep the fundraiser open. You deserve it.

  2. WRH2 says:

    That’s great news and I can understand the relief you must feel. I’m more than happy for my contribution to the appeal help you make up the shortfall so both of you, and the Dug of course, can feel secure in your own home.

  3. andygm1 says:

    Can’t think of a better use for the money Paul, anything which keeps you happy and writing. Can’t do without my daily dose of the Dug!

  4. macart763 says:

    Great news Paul.

  5. Maggie Craig says:

    Great news, Paul. Very happy for you, Andy and the dug. What’s the dug’s name?

  6. JimnArlene says:

    Enjoy your wee greet, they are tears of joy.

  7. It’s always good to hear of good things happening to good people,

  8. Steve Bowers says:

    Excellent news Paul, no probs using the crowdfunding to make up the shortfall, off to work with a smile on my face.

  9. Paul. That’s very good news. Using that wee pot to buy your current spot is a perfectly good use of it in my book. I’m just pleased the three of you have a bit more security now. A fairly substantial weight off your mind by my reckoning! 😊

  10. Conan_the_Librarian says:

    Aye, whit’s the dugs’s name? I had to put one of my wee guys down last week.

    Bye Gizmo.

  11. Capella says:

    It’s turning into good news week! Glad to hear that you have one less stress do deal with and will soon have time and energy for more posts.

  12. fynesider2 says:

    Congratulations…. No problem at all – do whatever you see fit with the money… It will make your lives more secure & relieve some of the strain and that’s never a bad thing.

  13. Delighted for you all!! A wee bit less stress makes a difference.Still lookin forward to address fur cheques to be sent. Cheers Wee Dug!!!

  14. Rosemary Champion says:

    Delighted for you both!

  15. Helena Brown says:

    So happy for you and Andy Paul, and as Fairliered said at the beginning, keep the funder going. Give the real wee ginger Dug (name) a hug. I am sure they are tears of relief, and will do you a bit of good.

  16. Eilean says:

    Great news. This must give you much needed peace of mind.

    And don’t worry about posting every day. We can survive without our daily dose. Just!πŸ˜‰

  17. Use the money anywie yie see fit, enjoy. Noo, get that keyboard rattlin, an dae whit yie dae best, fightin fir an Independent Scotland.

  18. faolie says:

    Paul, spend it on whatever you want. Very best to you and Andy. Oh, and ignore Eilean above, we DO need our daily fixπŸ˜‰

  19. Sheltie2014 says:

    Delighted to hear the news. As someone who contributed I don’t mind having helped out a person in need

  20. Tris says:

    I am truly over the moon for you three.

    Munguin is having a wee greet himself! Silly animal.

  21. Nana says:

    This will be a relief for you both. One thing less to be worrying over. Use my donation in whatever way you want to, just wish it could have been more.

  22. arthur thomson says:

    I agree with Eileen AND Faolie! Keep your chins up. We’re on your side.

  23. Gavin Barrie says:

    Good news. Just hope you have enough left to address the social needs, let the fundraiser run for a bit I’d say.

  24. cuddyback says:

    Great news, congratulations! Though for a second I thought you said “it was bought by a UKremaining couple”!

  25. mary vasey says:

    Excellent news big guy. So glad you have one less stressor in your lives. Keep on keeping on.😎

  26. David G. says:

    Great news – I’ve no problem with you using the funds in whatever way you think fit.
    I’ll make another wee donation today – get yourself a new bed, you deserve it.


  27. rab_the_doubter says:

    Good things come to those who wait. Its great that a little bit of burden has been lifted from your shoulders. Good luck and here’s hoping the fundraiser makes up the shortfall with a bit left over. You guys really deserve it.

  28. JGedd says:

    Great news, but as others have said, keep the fundraiser going. A great relief to you and Andy and not forgetting – Ginger, the Medium-Sized Dug.

  29. diabloandco says:

    That’s smashing!

    I am about to check the fund raiser for old fashioned method!

  30. Weegiewarbler says:

    Best news I’ve heard all week. I’m very glad for you both. All the best. xxx

  31. Teri says:

    Fantastic news for the three of you, Paul. Soon we will be Independent and all of Andy’s dream will have come true.

    Keep the fundraiser going. Having the security of owning your own house may ease that one burden, but you still have Andy’s care needs to be met and some respite for yourself. Oh, and don’t forget a bed. That’s essential.

    Great stuff.

  32. At least a wee bit of sunlight…hang in there, Patrick, and keep up the great work, bud… it really is appreciatedπŸ˜‰

  33. Hugh Wallace says:

    Fantastic! Great use of the money IMHO.

  34. YESGUY says:

    Wonderful news for the three of you.

    it’s been one of these days. keep the funding page open Paul, we can all give a wee bit and the WGD blog is worth every penny and more.

    Good on Stu for popping you on Wings. He’s been in the news today and they where nice about him. We must be winning.

    But your blog is one of these wee personal things and it gives us a hell of a lift on the bad days. Your humor and time are not wasted. I never leave without learning something new and always a smile. Thats priceless.

    Andy will get his dream spot on. Look at the comments. We are united and you are valued . We are all TEAM WGD .

  35. Jon says:

    I agree with the posters above, using the crowdfund to buy the house sounds like an excellent use for care needs. I’m sure readers would be thrilled if you could say, at the end of the funding period, that it made up the shortfall.

  36. A Greater Stage says:

    Finally catching up on my reading, fab news Paul, glad it’s worked out, sort of.πŸ™‚

  37. Eric Abercrombie says:


  38. Aberdeen Lass says:

    Dinna greet, Paul. We’re all glad to help, it gives us a great sense of satisfaction.
    Bosies to you all as they say here in Aberdeen.πŸ™‚

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