After an epic 5 days of packing and unpacking, we are finally ensconced. The garage is jammed and most boxes are still full but we can now unpack at our own pace. I woke up early on our first morning here and discovered a great place to enjoy my morning tea. I loved my old backyard so much and was worried I would miss it…I don’t yet.
Renting feels very strange and will take some getting used to. Several of you have told me how freeing it is so I look forward to that. The funny thing is I’m a doer, fluffer and fixer. My eye is always looking for a way to visually improve things. Now when I look at something and imagine how it could be improved or look better a certain way I realize I can’t change it. It’s not mine. That hedge that’s 6” too high and blocking the view? Has to stay. Those drapes that are dated and distracting? They have to stay too.
We registered at the clubhouse yesterday and tried out their gym. It’s beautiful and has more than I will ever need to get and stay in shape. We’ve eaten at their restaurant several times and love the convenience of having it right around the corner. This active adult community seems very well equipped. The list of daily activities one could join is impressive so it will take us time to find what we enjoy most.
Our backyard is a tranquil respite from unpacking. There’s a great shady spot to put my feet up and gaze over the golf course. The Canadian Geese are plentiful and make up most of what I hear except when our resident family of Quail comes out to chatter.
Most of what I’m not unpacking is the accessories. They’re like jewelry for our home so without them, the place will feel a bit sterile. That’s ok because I don’t want to have to repack them when we find a home to buy. When we do finally unpack them it will be like opening birthday presents. A pleasant surprise in each box as we remember a special treasure.
This move has been physically exhausting but also uplifting. I know there are many changes to come and we feel ready for them. Today is our first time to watch our grandson play T-ball which promises to be a hoot!
Thanks for reading and have a great day!