The annual trip to the island was only a few weeks away. We decided that if we found the right house during that week, we'd move.
We found the right house. My 20+ year dream was looking like it might actually be happening! OMG!
Sitting at the desk of the rental agent, we explained that we still owned a place in Surrey, so for the short-term we'd be paying for both homes.
I could sense the agent didn't believe we could afford it. She didn't say anything, but written all over her face was "yeah, whatever?!"
"Before I can submit your application, I'm going to need to see a bank statement with enough cleared funds to cover 6 months rent, your removal costs, and the deposit.
AND I need three written character references from people who have known you for 3+ years - by 9am on Monday morning."
It's 4pm on Friday.
She's smirking. She thinks she's called me out.
I return her smile.
"Sure. I'll get all that over to you first thing Monday", I replied confidently while mentally calculating the balance of my PayPal account.
I think there's enough in there but I'm not certain.
I'm also wracking my brain for who I can ask to write me a character reference at the weekend.