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Empty nest!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Yes it has finally happened! Our youngest adult child is moving out of the family home.

She is renting a lovely 3 bedroom house with her partner. She is sooooo happy! emoticon

We went to Bunnings and Woolworth's to buy the basics for setting up a home, brought back memories when I did that in 1973 to set up our first home. emoticon . They have an ESKY for a 'fridge and no washing machine yet.

I have been so grateful to have had her living with us as she looked after the house and our fur babies while we were away overseas.

She has moved to a nearby suburb, so I am sure I will see her frequently. She is leaving her 3 cats here as her partner has a dog. I am happy to have them as I feel that they belong here with us. We live in a quiet cul-de-sac and it is local traffic only, so it is a safe place for them to be.

I will miss her, but it will be so nice for hubby and I to have our home to ourselves. emoticon

Also it will be less tempting with the food as we eat differently and a lot less, so not as tempted to "join in" on the eating fest.

It is hubby's 61st birthday tomorrow and we are going back to the same park for a late afternoon picnic with our family.

So on that note I am closing off and am looking forward to being able to get up early and get rowing without worrying if I am disturbing anyone. emoticon



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  • v 1BEACHWALKER
    I know my Mom and Dad had the last one leave the nest about 6 years ago, after never having the house to themselves for 50 years! It still took them awhile to adjust, but I know they were happy to have the house finally to themselves! emoticon
    866 days ago
  • v KAILYNSTAR
    What a change for you. I'm glad you're happy for her. I'm sure she is happy to be on her own, (well sort of). You have been such a supportive Mom to her and I'm sure she shall forever remember that.

    My gosh! I couldn't believe I read the store name right. Woolworth's? We haven't had one in my province for years and years.

    Have a great time with you and your husband's empty nest!

    FREEDOM!!!!

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    869 days ago
  • v OPALMOON
    Happy birthday to Graeme for yesterday. I hope he had a wonderful day. I hope your daughter settles happily into her new home - it's great that your daughter lives close by. Have a good week!

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    883 days ago
  • v BOVEY63
    Nice that she will still be nearby. I live 15 miles from my mom and 10 from my sister; and am so happy they are close.

    Happy Birthday to your hubby.
    884 days ago
  • v CODEMAULER
    Lots of changes in the household, hope that the move and settling goes well!!
    884 days ago
  • v SUSIEPH1
    Happy Birthday Graeme .. Wishing you all the best ...
    emoticon emoticon emoticon .
    Sounds like you are both going to be busy feeding cats ...
    How does Sooty get along with the cats Libby ?.
    Good to have your daughter not to far away .. It is lovely having Marian and Stacey living here with me ..
    Think of you often my friends ..Love Susie xx emoticon emoticon
    884 days ago
  • v RDEE22
    However much you are prepared for it it is always a wrench when they go. It is called Love!! emoticon
    884 days ago
  • v JTREMBATH
    emoticon To Hubby, it is sad when the last one leaves home.
    884 days ago
  • v CATLADY52
    emoticon It's so much better to be able to move about without disturbing others.
    885 days ago
  • v GAYLLYNNE
    Wow, you have a lot going on, all of it wonderful. I will have an empty nest in the fall when my youngest goes off to college. I just have no idea how that will feel, but I'll find out!! Enjoy your birthday celebration with hubby.
    885 days ago
  • v _LINDA
    Wow! Big change! Going to be different for you! Three cats will keep you company for sure!
    A big happy birthday to your hubby! Enjoy the picnic!!
    885 days ago
  • v GOANNA2
    Happy Birthday to your DH today. emoticon
    My only child, my DS, left home Last Thursday and
    he has moved to Brisbane so it is only an hour away.
    I miss him already, but I know that he needs his own
    space. Glad to hear that your daughter is also close
    to you. Have a wonderful Sunday. emoticon
    885 days ago
  • v MARAGRAM
    We are empty nesters, but am happy to care for my grandchildren while my daughter works!
    885 days ago
  • v DLDMIL
    I love being an empty nester.
    885 days ago
  • v THETURTLEBEAR
    Fantastic!
    885 days ago
  • v HOLLYM48
    It is a bittersweet feeling for sure. My girls are both away at college right now and while the house sometimes seems empty without them, there is a definite freedom with no one but my husband and I and the little dog living here!
    885 days ago
  • v WENDYJM4
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    885 days ago
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