Monday, December 12, 2011

On The Move

This will be the last post I'll be doing from this house!  In a way it's really sad to leave a home that has served us very well for 20 years. This photo is from my back deck looking north as the sun is setting.
These four walls have seen us go from the pinnacle of our careers to retirement and have seen our children grow from adolescence to adulthood!  This photo is of our cul-de-sac and the wonderful neighbours we'll be leaving. I'm getting a bit weepy just thinking about leaving, but the house will have a lovely young family in it soon.
Everywhere I look today I see boxes....stacked to the ceiling in several rooms!  Where did all this stuff come from?  I'm known for tossing things out on a regular basis, but right now I feel I've not used a heavy enough hand!
We have decided to leave the looms pretty much intact during the move - it just seemed to me there was much more chance of damage if they were in small piles - I really hope this is the right decision, we'll know soon enough because the big move is in two days!  We have boxed and sorted for what seems to be weeks now, and on Wednesday morning the movers come and it's out of my hands.
To get the loom empty I had to bite the bullet and cut off my latest warp.  It's a great looking project, but I just couldn't concentrate on weaving, so I did the nasty deed and cut off the second runner's warp...I will definitely do this warp again, but not until I can settle into the new studio.
I'm calling it a studio, but in actual fact my new space is the huge living room in the new house.  The house is set out with the kitchen leading into the dining area and into a huge family room and that's where I think we will do most of our daily living ~ so the living room is mine, mine, mine (at least for now)!

The built in desk is something I will really miss, I had so much fun writing this blog and playing with my weaving program Fiberworks PCW, it looks so forlorn now!

The new house will be our very first brand new home and frankly I'm really excited, only 2 more sleeps ~ the only down side is that the appliance package that I ordered will not arrive until after we do, so I guess we'll be doing the 'inside camping' thing for a few days.


Life Looms Large said...

Wishing you many happy years in your new home!!! Hope the move goes as smoothly as possible!


Susan said...

I have wonderful memories of times spent in your home! Good conversations, laughs and fabulous meals from your kitchen.

Greek salad made from your heritage tomatoes and crisp cukes, served with crusty bread under the grape arbour on an Okanagan summer day!

I have recently come to really know that its the people in your life who make your life fulfilled and four walls of a house, a home. So you will take all that energy with you and create new memories a bit further north of us. We're looking forward to helping to 'warm' the house with you!

Hugs, Susan and Bruce

Bruce said...

You're leaving a beautiful home in a great city to come to Vancouver Island..., again to a beautiful home in a great city. Thanks for all the wonderful times shared in your (old) home and we look forward to mooching off your hospitality in your new home. After all, It's only an hour and a half from our house, so we'll see you more often.

Michael, Lynnette and Ngaire...., have a wonderful move, and welcome to our island!!

Hugs from both of us,
Bruce and Susan

Marion B. said...

I too wish you all the love and happyness in your new home.

Annie said...

So many memories of the old house - it makes leaving hard. We built a new house after living in an old, too small house for over 30 years. I was so happy to get more space and less cleaning work, which was necessary in a 100+ year old house. But I wept when the old house had to go and was hurt by people who said that I would be so happy to see it go.
So many memories: your post brought them back to me.

Ate said...

Ich wünsche Ihnen und Ihrer Familie viel Kraft und Gottes Bewahrung während des Umzuges. Liebe Grüße von Ate

Anonymous said...

Oh the joys of indoor camping! It certainly teaches one to appreciate those appliances all the more :-)

Wishing you best of luck with the move and many happy years in the new home.

Anonymous said...

Happy moving, try to look at this as an adventure filled with new memories to savor over the years.

Best wishes in your new home.

bspinner said...

I hope you'll have many happy years in your new home!

Margreet said...

Hope all is going well with the house move. Wishing you much happiness in your new house and a creative and healthy 2012