The third main factor in my challenging few weeks / months is the home move. This involves not just the purchase of a new home, but the sale of my current flat. It also relies on both things happening together - something that is always sure to add some more stress to it!
There was a time when I was going through tons and tons of forms for both the new job and the property items. Thankfully now we are past that stage and paperwork to sign comes up every now and again.
The sale of the flat is all going smoothly - the one item that is not fully sorted yet is the lease extension that is taking place in parallel with the sale. From what I can gather the ball is firmly in the buyer's solicitor's court at the moment, I've done all I've needed to do from my side.
On the purchase we had a homebuyer's survey that revealed some damp in the house. I've arranged a follow up inspection by some damp proofing experts and I'll await the results of that. Based on that we may need to arrange for some work to be done, and we get in to the negotiation phase around if the vendor will reduce the price and / or pay for some of the work.
The stressful part of home situation is likely to be the packing and the moving itself. We have some items packed already, but plenty more to pack.
Also the big three items (job, baby, house) are starting to affect each other now - the new baby will make packing and the move a lot harder. With this in mind I am considering getting removal people in, despite the fact we have only a 1 bedroom flat.
The other source of stress is around the financing! All very expensive and I am stretching myself = in terms of deposit - to make this move happen. Thankfully the mortgage payments are fine, and the new job (which = new sallary) should help the financial situation improve each month.
Overall, no immediate stress on this front either. As I am on paternity leave now I think I should make the most of it and get things packed up now where I can. Right - better go pack!