New beginnings

The property where we live has been in my family for over forty years. Four generations of our family have lived here during this period. This is where I grew up, and where I have raised my own family the last 22 years.

At this moment, my daughter and I live together in the original two-story house, and my eldest son and his family live in the apartment on the third floor.

My parents built a second house about 30 years ago, where my mother currently lives.

She has a very large garden that she loves to putter in, and there is a very large open space between our houses.

This has been a wonderful place to raise a family, and I have been so very, very happy here. I think for all of us it was hard to imagine this ever coming to an end, but that is precisely what is happening.

The city has been growing all around us, and the street on which we live has been rapidly changing over the last few years. Slowly all the homes like ours are being torn down and being replaced by tall apartment buildings. And so we decided to sell, before we get stuck in between two buildings.

We now enter a period of uncertainty. The only thing we know for sure is that this place has been sold, and we will all be leaving by the end of the year. We were used to living next door to each other, and now we’ll be going separate ways.

I have started to sort, organize, throw out, and pack. I’m at that stage where my house seems to have been turned upside down… so pics would be scary. 🙂 This did turn out to be a very hectic year, and here towards the end it will be even busier. And posting will probably be scarcer.

But I’m still here. 🙂

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  1. Sandra Davidson
    Posted October 21, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    Good luck on finding a new place to start the next chapter in you and your families lives. Moving is always difficult and a big change so go forward with positive thoughts and excitement for what can be coming. Blessings Sandra

  2. Posted October 21, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    It sounds like a wonderful place to live and raise your children, it seems that everywhere, there is new construction that ruins it for the rest of us. I pray that you and your family find a new home and close enough that you can enjoy spending time together.


  3. Irene
    Posted October 22, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    Qué pena que tengas que dejar una casa tan linda, y a la que están acostumbrados. Pero la vida nos trae cambios, y hay que recibirlos con buena cara, todos los cambios tienen su parte negativa y positiva. Que todo les salga bien y sea para mejorar! Un abrazo!

  4. Brenda Morris
    Posted October 22, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    You have had a hectic year,I am sure your new home will be as beautiful and the next 40 years will be as big adventure.
    Unfortunately we are seeing changers like this everywhere,the city is at our door step also, in Camden NSW 1000’s of new homes are beginning built on our once farm land.Some call it progress,I am not so sure.
    All the best to you and your family.

  5. Mónica Viteri
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    Tengo un nudo en la garganta, querida Ángela. Recuerda que las mujeres llevamos nuestras casas a cuestas. Si vivo en un palacio, esa es mi casa; si vivo en una cueva, esa es mi casa y así, donde tú vayas llevarás tu casa como tú eres: bella, fuerte, cálida.

  6. leni kristen-schweiz
    Posted January 2, 2013 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    Angie, tengo tan buenos recuerdos de este lugar! Te acuerdas también? Por ejemplo, cuando quedamos con ustedes durante mi visita con Mike en el 1992 cuando tu hija sólo tenía unos 4 anos…?!? So, I am feeling with you these days when you will have recently moved to your new home… Anxious to know which will be your next home after the mentioned period of a couple of month! May God give you the strength to make your dreams of a “perfect” house come true! Un abrazo, Leni