Friday, November 27, 2020
I haven’t disappeared entirely my dear friends; I have just been swamped. Everyday I have tried to conquer my “to-do” list and it seems it just gets longer and longer…
Lots have happened since my last blog. I have purchased an “adorable” house in Austin,on a quiet tree lined street with a duck pond and park around the corner. I will be 5 minutes away from my daughter so the move isn’t as scary as I originally thought it would be. Yes, I will miss my Marin terribly and the state of California that I has been my home since birth. But this new adventure in Austin excites me; to start fresh and to get my creative decorating ideas flowing helps me when I feel I am drifting out of my comfort zone.
My daughter and her husband found this house on a Monday and FaceTime the interior and exterior of the house as soon as they were able to get there with my realtor. I thought it would be perfect for me so I jumped at making an offer because real estate is going crazy in Austin. So many people are moving there. There were multiple offers but by the grace of the Gods, the seller accepted mine. So three days afterwards, I flew there to see the house for myself.
It is perfect for me! Huge windows that brings in the natural light, it has been remodeled so there is less work for me to do. It is located on a tree-line street, quiet and calm, just the way I like it. It is a three bedroom, two full bathrooms with a master suite. The kitchen is lovely although I plan in the future to change a few things.
My last day in Marin will be on the 14th of December. So I feel I have been packing like there is no tomorrow and I’m finally beginning to see some light at the end of the tunnel. I thought I have always purged in the past, but no matter how much I have gotten rid of things, there is always stuff that I no longer want.
I am taking the minimal of furniture; I plan to revamp my "old image" in the new house. It is so exciting but scary at the same time. What excites me the most is that I will be with my family during holidays finally, and my grandson living just a few minutes away. My relationship with him will grow; my wish has come true.
So my friends, as you can see, my new and huge adventure will begin shortly. In the meantime, I wish you all a safe, cozy and magical holiday.