21 May 2020

MAGIC WOULD BE .....

When our house was ready freshly new built and we finally could move in it was in 1975. We were just starting our thirties, had a 2 1/2 year old little boy, worked the whole day and  moved with a friend's little truck on an April 2nd and it snowed !

We had no steps to get in the house, somehow I had forgotten that they were not included in the price so Mr. G. had put some wooden boxes together and we lifted our guests into the house.  We had no garden, it was just the earth they had shuffled out to make the basement. This summer it was very hot and I had put an old carpet in front of the living window so that we had a patio ! Some peopled called us "posh" because we had a carpet in our garden. At least our little boy could play.

Time flew by and exactly 45 years later we thought it was about time to leave our house. It had all become too much for us. Steps and garden made us troubles, Mr. G. wanted to stay, I was fed up and wanted to leave. I am not attached to bricks or a house my memories I have in my heart. Finally he also agreed because it became more and more difficult for him to walk up and down the steps and no way to do anything in the garden.

The first apartment I saw I fell in love with and thanks to the Coronavirus we got it. It had been empty on April 1 and the lockdown had started and visits were suspended. As soon as estate agents were allowed to work again, we signed the contract.

Today two moving company's agents came to make an estimate for the move

And now it would be magic if I could close my eyes fall asleep in our house and wake up in our new apartment, with everything in place, enjoying our first cup of coffee there in the morning !


From here

to here

And when the lockdown is lifted we hopefully can enjoy the beautiful view !



Linking to Linda G. Hills One liner Wednesday Magic

8 comments:

Nas said...

You did had a nice place but yes, if you need to, its better to move somewhere you would be happy. All the best with the moving!

Andrew said...

I don't remember seeing your house from that angle. Interesting.

Maribeth said...

It's time. As much as I love my home here, it is too much for me, and Jack can no longer handle things either. We need a small house near Mandy where we can contract the work out.

Wendy said...

I'm sure you're going to be very happy in your new home and yes you will still have the memories of the happy times you have spent in your current home. I'm glad things are progressing. We hope to know by Saturday if our chain is still intact and then we can start looking. If it's not we will stay put for now.

Loree said...

Your house is lovely. But yes, sometimes you just have to move on. I get very attached to things and places and need to remember to stop doing that.

diane b said...

It is an awful stressful time, moving, but you will soon be over it all. Hang in there.

Jo said...

This is a stressful time, moving but I hope it all goes well for you.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh if moving were only magic! I enjoyed reading the history of your time in your “old” house and wish you the best on your move. I agree with you about not needing “sticks and bricks” for your memories. That’s probably something anyone reading my blog could guess, since when we retired we sold the home where we raised our family and bought an RV (caravan) to live in for over ten years!