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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Full Circle.

About twelve months ago we were preparing to move to Melbourne from Adelaide. Some 700-odd kilometers away. Today's discussions brought all that back to me. We were discussing Miss 14's upcoming birthday and what the celebrations for that birthday might include. Last year was very different. Both Miss 14's and my birthday were celebrated in a tent, not while we were on holiday, but while we were looking for a home in Melbourne.

Miss 14's birthday cake 2010
Almost twelve months later we are preparing to move again because our landlord wants to sell the house we are renting. My Bradley joked that we would be fine no matter what happened because we could always put the tent up in a caravan park again. (I think he found that thought comforting. I told him it wasn't funny!) Anyway, the tent just won't be happening because we have found a house!!! It is only two streets away and hopefully we will be able to live in it longer than twelve months! We like the area and the kids wanted to stay here. Miss 14 loves her school and is planning to finish her high schooling there(two more years) so we needed to find something close by and we have done it! So now we have to begin packing in earnest. A friend suggested in jest that all we need to move is a wheelbarrow. We are hoping that our trailer will suffice.

Today has been a slow day. I did do a little sewing, some preparation for a scrap quilt that is calling my name, and working out what fabric I will need to back a quilt top that is almost finished. (You'd never know I had done two maths subjects in high school AND passed!) More about the sewing stuff tomorrow. Tonight I am just being happy that I know which roof will be over my head during 2012.

7 comments:

Pip said...

It's good that you can stay in the same area, you won't have to find new shops, parks etc. Maybe an opportunity for a declutter :) although after the last move you are probably all caught up with decluttering.

Lotti said...

Oh Yay, a house in the area ... that's awesome, since you are happy in the area why not stay there. Good luck with the moving .... and I'm with pip ... great opportunity for a declutter. Although will you have time for that.

Chookyblue...... said...

so glad you have found a new house to go too.........goodluck with the moving.........

Lorraine said...

Pleased that you have found a house ....and that it ticks some of the boxes in terms of where it is....size etc....hoping that it is a longer term lease for you as well. happy moving!

Sarah said...

p.h.e.w!

POsitive side... um you get to sort everything (again I know) and remove extra stuff (yay!???) and have a new home to make memories!!

Leanne said...

Good to hear the tent is OFF the list.

joolzmac said...

That must be a load off your mind and being so close is a bonus too! I certainly wouldn't like living in a tent again...

Joolz