Well after agreeing a price and shaking electronic hands on the deal the thoughts of “what have I done” began to appear, as they are want to do on these occasions of course, but the feeling wasn’t helped later that night as I looked at the photos which my OH had taken of the van:
Many of the doors were in this state, some were broken others were broken and badly repaired
Both the kitchen doors and the bottom wardrobe door were broken, bits and pieces of the furniture were missing as well, and the cutlery drawer when opened fell off
A hole had been hacked out of the worktop to fit the cooker
A Calor potable heater had been installed?
This was in place of the Truma or Carver blown heating and fire. Pipes were sticking through the floor where appliances had been removed
And wires had been cut and left hanging
Then came the entrance door
The bottom of it was carpet coated shuttering ply and the top
wasn’t much better – neither was the outside of it
And while we are on the outside
Lenses were missing off the lights and the trim was coming out
Covers were missing or damaged
and windows were broken
In fact only the horse and trap stopped it from leaking water.
And then there was the rear corner damage
Which really looks bad here but in real life…
Well I hadn’t seen it in the flesh but my OH had and her main concern was the damage to the back corner, which didn’t really worry me at all. With hindsight it all looked bad but something was saying we should buy it, there was something there that we wanted, something that was drawing us to this Tabbert.
Two days later we paid the deposit