Good day quilters! It’s been a very long time since my last post here. Of course, that was not my intention for my blog to languish. . . life has been so very busy, like it has been for many of you.
After 30 years residing in the same home, we decided to move. We looked at homes on the market sporadically throughout the past few years, but finally agreed it was time to get serious. It took us several months to find what we wanted – a smaller home, preferably a walkout bungalow. Besides longing for a she shed, I had also dreamed of working in the lower level of a walkout bungalow. Lots of light, good scenery for inspiration – things like that. It was beyond difficult to leave our neighbours – Scenic Park Crescent is like a street from the 1950’s. We all knew each other, watched each other’s children grow up and cared about each other.
But when it’s time, it’s time. Change is a great thing, necessary for some of us that have been entrenched in the same place for so long. We did some remarkable purging. . . selling, giving away, trips to the dump. When it came time to move, though, we still had too much stuff! It was daunting and overwhelming and a tad bit depressing.
The important thing was that we did it! We’re here in our new home and have been for about a month now. It doesn’t quite feel like home yet, but we’ve settled in quite well. The dogs had a tough time but are much better adjusted now.
My desk is positioned just in front of a large window looking out to the backyard. When I spin around in my chair, I see people and their dogs walking along the path behind our home. I love that! We have a little bridge behind our house and a lovely ravine to gaze at. Not sure if I shall feel the inspiration, but I’m hoping to.
At my age, it’s hard to change, but all-in-all, it’s very worth it.
Take care everyone.
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Yvonne Dunn says
Change, even welcome change is difficult. I am glad to hear you are settling in and your view is quite lovely. I hope the winter finds you spending many hours in your creative space. Good to hear from you. Take care.
Transitions are never easy but we are often better off for the change. So glad you made that choice to take a chance and make a change! May you and your husband and doggies be blessed!