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Big Change.

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.
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  • DESIREE672
    Yikes! Wrong place!
    I just realized I hadn’t seen you around for a while and checked back to this blog I missed. How wonderful to be in a lovely house near your daughter, SIL and grandson! I’m looking forward to following you as you build your life in Austin and arrange your house to your taste.

    73 days ago
    So incredibly happy for you!

    92 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    That is super that you were able to find a house that way. It also took a lot of courage to do something like that. I applaud you. Hoping you enjoy the area, as we have several friends who live in Austin. They just love it, and when we use to visit (before covid) we also enjoyed the area. Being able to see your daughter and grandson to be able to watch him grow up must be the most wonderful time of a grandparent's life.

    California will be there and so will Marin. Here's to a new adventure and new times!
    93 days ago
    Such courage, such an adventure, and such a leap of faith to buy virtually -- and yup, there's a lot of that happening (including in my own life).

    We have relatives in Austin who love living there . . . and who also moved from Marin. it's the quirky part of Texas!

    How lovely that you will be able to renew your loving closeness with your daughter and forge deeper connections with your grandson!!

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    93 days ago
    Wonderful. I look forward to seeing and reading more of your new home. Having moved so many times, I decluttering before and after the move, and still have too much!
    94 days ago
    Congratulations! We just moved closer to family after 28 years of living away. It was unbelievable how much we had accumulated and so freeing to give it to others who needed it much more than we do. My thoughts are with you as you go through the process of moving.
    94 days ago
    Wow, Fredie! How wonderful for you that you found such a lovely place so close to your daughter, son-in-law, and grandson! You are so fortunate to have such a loving daughter and son-in-law who found the place for you and want to have you live as close by as possible. Yay!!

    Keep us posted (if you have time) as you enter your exciting new life!
    94 days ago
    Congratulations! I am so happy for you! All my best wishes for your move.
    94 days ago
    Wishing you all the very best on this huge move!

    94 days ago
    fredie, thanks for the update as I have been thinking of you. Congrats on what sounds like a perfect new place for you! So glad this is happening for you. Very exciting.

    Neighbors across the street just moved across the country to New Hampshire. They have family in that area as well.

    How is Bernie? I've been wondering about him as well.
    94 days ago
    Hello old friend. I'm glad to catch up with you.

    What an exciting move! How wonderful to be near family and especially your adorable grandson,
    You have an exciting time ahead of you. All my grandchildren are adults, sigh. So I KNOW how important the coming years will be for you. Enjoy them!
    94 days ago
    This is just wonderful!
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    emoticon emoticon and I hope and pray it all works out good!
    94 days ago
    This is fantastic news. Glad you found a home so nice and close. I know in a few monthes you will have it just prefect for you. But the packing no fun, for sure. me thinks I need to move just the get rid of stuff, stuff, stuff. Goood luck on your new adventure.
    94 days ago
  • EISSA7
    So glad that you surfaced for a breath and updated us...That is wonderful adorable home so close to your loved ones....does it get any better?? So happy for you! emoticon
    94 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    That's awesome!! So happy for you! Good luck with packing and moving. Very exciting times!
    94 days ago
    Same to you
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    All the best, in your new home !
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    94 days ago
    How wonderful! I cut ties with another area of Nova Scotia in June and moved to the Halifax-Dartmouth area, it was an incredibly positive move and I wish the same for you!!!! emoticon
    94 days ago
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