07 April 2014

Another moving experience

Apologies for disappearing for quite some time ... we decided to start looking for a new place to rent in late February, and things moved unexpectedly quickly!


So — after several horrendous weeks of which we shall not speak — we are back in Weston Creek.  Very happy to be back in the area, and on a quiet suburban street. Ten years of living on main roads has been wearing. We're much closer to Mt Stromlo, and our other main destinations (largely doctors and the hospital).

Our new place has a downstairs area for the kids (one of our main reasons for moving, to find a place with a more separate living space for them, seeing as they're not able to afford to live independently yet). It comes complete with a full bar (including — bizarrely — cash drawer, sink, and three drinks fridges), wood-burning stove, small bathroom, and several rooms, and internal access to a big garage (glass workshop). 

Upstairs is for Hubby and me — four bedrooms (Hubby has his own study for the first time), kitchen with a gas stove and saucepan drawers (where have you been all my life?!), good sunny living areas, and two porchy / balcony thingies. With views!


The garden is leafy and lovely to be in (unlike our last place), and there is a paved area under cover for entertaining, too. The pups are adapting to the new surroundings, and we're all gradually settling in. The question of 'Where is ...' is less frequently answered with 'In a box somewhere!' so I guess that's progress!

We've not unpacked at least half of our boxes, and are loving the simpler minimalist feel of the upstairs section (kids' area is another matter!). So I still want to sort and declutter the rest of our stuff, and only store a bare minimum.

I calculated that this is the 27th home I've lived in. And the house in Gordon was the longest, at just over 6 years! No moss on this stone! But I am rather over the whole 'moving house' thing ... don't want to do this too many more times.

11 comments:

  1. Sounds fantastic. Enjoy the new (old) location. I still have boxes in the garage from when I removed everything for a kitchen renovation. I REALLY should get rid of them now - my daughter would approve - I mean of course, she'd say "It's about time!!!"

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    1. Sounds like a good plan! And thanks, yes, we are enjoying the new place a lot :)

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  2. sounds wonderful - we just moved too, to our hopefully last one for a looongloooong time

    cheers from tennessee

    Bea

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    1. Hopefully! It's such a stress, isn't it?!

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  3. I have been in the same house 28 years (mortgage will be paid off in just under 2 years). We moved 4 times in 5 years when we first got married and then finally settled in where we are. No moving boxes to worry about but oh the closets that could use a weeding through! Your new place looks sunny and lovely.

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    1. Goodness, I can't imagine living in one place that long! But it must be nice to be so settled. Yes, clearing out stuff is very refreshing, if hard work!

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  4. Congratulations on finding a lovely place - that view is really nice. Enjoy - wishing you and your fam all the best.

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  5. Twenty seven houses?? Wow, that's a lot. I lived in quite a few houses and residences when I was teaching, but not twenty seven. That is some bar with three fridges, The tree is so beautiful. I am glad you like your new home!!!

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  6. Wow! Your new place looks fantastic!!

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    1. Thanks :) We're certainly enjoying it!

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  7. Haven’t unpacked half of your boxes? That’s still a lot of work. But I can’t blame you for not finishing this yet. By the way, by the way you described your new place, it might be best to explore it beforehand, so you can plot out where to put your stuff afterwards. How are you doing now? I hope you’re having a blast on your new home.

    Dave, Orbit

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