Finally sold the remaining property with the house on and am moving early Oct. to my new home and life. Yahoo!!!!!!!
It’s nearly 2 years since I put my property on the market and started this First Friday Post to follow the up and downs and challenges of selling and moving to begin a new lifestyle. I never imagined it would take so long but then again maybe I wasn’t really ready to move before now!
A month before I sold I took the plunge and bought a Villa in a Retirement Village at Maleny, Queensland (the same one I helped my friend move to about 18 months ago never dreaming for one minute I’d be moving there myself). I’d been steadily dropping the price on my property and was nearly at the lowest I would reasonably accept. Anyway, got an offer and the rest is history.
The Glasshouse Mts. photo was taken from Maleny which is high above the Sunshine Coast just north of Brisbane.
A very different lifestyle for both Flair and myself. I’m having the brown wooden slats extended to make a bigger yard (it’s all relative, nothing like back at Purgatory Creek) for Flair so she can get outside. The Villa is quite big and very light and airy, three if my main requirement for living. This side area we are looking at is the kitchen and study, where the brown slats are is a patio with big sliding doors leading into two rooms and more large windows in the living area.
I’ve now started packing, generally a fairly thankless task but I’m just so thankful I’ve sold and can move I’m not finding it onerous at all. A new life awaits and after living for 15 years in the bush on my own (not quite as a hermit but close), it will be interesting to see how I cope with neighbours close by and a whole social scene to belong to if I want.
But before I move I have a wonderful trip to the South Island of New Zealand lined up and the dogsitter will come for the last time to mind Flair at Purgatory Creek. Then off to a new life with all it’s challenges. So come back next month on the First Friday and see what is now happening in my life. After that I will probably not have a First Friday any more as the purpose for which it was intended will be finished.