As per my usual practice, I dashed down before work to get the newspaper and house-hunt. I phoned the most likely suspect, made an appointment to see the place at 6 tonight - and then, guess what.

A colleague drops by to tell me they're looking for someone to look after their large house for 2 months until the new owners arrive! Hmmm...

I'm wondering if this is a "grace period" - just what we need to sort out a decent home, find out exactly how much I'll be getting out of my new salary after commute, school, rent etc comes off, and have a little time to sort out some things I haven't had a chance to?

I think it may be!

I'll see the place that was advertised tonight, but thinking hard.