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We Are Moving But Who Knows Where To?

We are moving, but who knows where to?

We have lived in our house for over 33 years now! That’s a long time, yet it only seems like yesterday that we moved in. Moving should have happened many years ago, but for one reason or another, we never quite did it. This time, though, we are definitely moving.

I can’t believe we have raised two daughters here.  Daughter number 1 arrived in 1985 followed by daughter number 2 in 1987.  They do have proper names, they’re not really called daughters number 1 and 2. One second they’re babes in arms and before a blink of an eye they’re all grown up with families of their own. Where did all that time go?

Someone stole our milk!

Over the years we have had many neighbours, some ok, some a bit offish and some downright plebs! The area we live in does seem to have gone downhill. Only a few days ago I caught a guy stealing a bottle of milk from our doorstep! I know times are hard for a lot of people and believe me, I know what it’s like. I never stole a thing though. Anyway, that’s another story.

Having lived in the same house for 33 years, you can imagine the amount of junk we have accumulated. Perhaps you can’t imagine it. All I know is we have enough stuff that if we set fire to it, it could power a modern battleship for 6 months. Why oh why do we hoard such nonsense? Christmas cards from Harry and Olive at number 67 with the message, “Happy Christmas and all the best for 1987.”

I gave my book collection to Oxfam

I thought I’d donate my book collection to Oxfam. It’s nothing special, just books I’ve bought and read down the years. 32 bin bags later and the front room completed packed out, Oxfam had to make 2 journeys! How the house never collapsed under the weight is a miracle.

It looks like we’ll have a completely fresh start after moving. The furniture has been donated to charity except my bed, I love my bed. We’re moving in with family for a month or two before finding somewhere away from the madness of the city. We’re both excited by the prospect of moving on after such a long time in one place. I’m just hoping I don’t end up like Jack Nicholson in “The Shining.”

Oxfam’s website

19 Responses
  • jacquelineobyikocha
    July 8, 2017

    All the best with the move. I’ve moved many times over the years that I’ve lost count, though my parents home stood for dozens of years without collapsing under our feet running up and down the stairs and bouncing on our beds.
    I hope you get to enjoy your new neighbourhood.

    • Trev Jones
      July 8, 2017

      Thank you, Jacqueline, your kind words are very much appreciated

  • susiesopinions
    July 8, 2017

    We moved 18 months ago, or should I say I moved us. Len was in hospital for a month, and then rehab or 3 weeks. In that time, I signed the contract on the condo, put the house up for sale, did 2 yard sales, painted the new place, and a lot of odd jobs. He was in the townhouse for 2 weeks, and I moved us. Boy was that hard. This is so much smaller, and I parted with so much, but of course Len didn’t. Can’t move in the second bedroom, or should I say storage room.

    • Trev Jones
      July 8, 2017

      It is hard work and there’s two of us, so I can’t imagine how you coped on your own. It’s not something I would relish.

  • Amanda Ricks
    July 9, 2017

    You’re very brave moving without knowing where you’ll be situated in the end. I have a big move a head of me too and i’m not looking forward to it. Good luck. 🙂

    • Trev Jones
      July 9, 2017

      Thank you, Amanda. I hope your move goes well. It’s not the most pleasurable of experiences. I wish you all the best.

  • davekingsbury
    July 9, 2017

    Quite a wrench but something of an adventure nonetheless! Best wishes …

  • Anonymous
    July 10, 2017

    Hi Trev! I have to tell you I just sold my house 2 1/2 years ago. I’d lived in it 33 years, and my children were born in 1985 and 1987! That said, I hope your move goes well, I had to empty a 4 bedroom 2 story house with a crowded basement and attic in 2 months, and it was exhausting to say the least. But now I’m in a small quiet home with great gardens and a short drive to the ocean and am very happy to have the big house gone. Best wishes to you and your wife –
    Jeanette (an enjoyer of your stories in Massachucetts, USA )

    • Trev Jones
      July 10, 2017

      Thank you Jeanette for your very kind words. What a co-incindence? Sounds as though your move was very succesful.

  • Photography Journal Blog
    July 10, 2017

    All the best with the move, we move every few years and it is always amazing to me how much we have managed to accumulate.

    • Trev Jones
      July 10, 2017

      Thank you very much. I don’t think I could manage any more moves after this one

  • rachelbchatty
    July 22, 2017

    Hi Trev! There’s not really a good place to put this, but I wanted to thank you for your faithful reading of my blog posts. I really appreciate it.

    • admin
      July 24, 2017

      Hi Rachel, I really love and enjoy your blog. It keeps a smile on my face. Thank you.

  • rugby843
    July 24, 2017

    Well that wouldn’t be so bad, I think the maze is not there really. We visited the Stanley Hotel and it was slightly creepy. Thank you for visiting my site. Good luck with the move. I still have a storage locker in Montrose, Colorado I haven’t been in since the nineties! Just saying that, I have to wonder about my sanity!

    • admin
      July 24, 2017

      Thank you for the visit and thank you for the good wishes.

  • wiltdidit
    August 1, 2017

    Living in Vancouver, the most expensive city in North America to buy in, we will not being entering the real estate game anytime soon. Sold the house in 2008 and have rented ever since. We’ve moved 5 times in 10 years so we’re old hands. Love it? You bet we don’t.

    Thx for liking my posts BTW. It is alway a bonus when someone appreciates what I, and possibly no other sentient being, finds funny or noteworthy. One man’s treasure, you know the rest.

    • Trev Jones
      August 2, 2017

      Thanks, Wilt. We’ve thought about buying an old barge and just trawling the canals of the UK, or even just docked up at the quayside. It can sound a bit romantic, but I think the reality is far from that. Thank you for taking the time to comment, always very much appreciated.

  • Leland Olson Hoel
    August 3, 2017

    I want to wish you all the best in your new Digs. Hope all goes well and you can unload your collection of property while putting money in your pocket. My wife and I had to leave our little acreage after nearly 40 years. My collection of computers and mu h misc. mostly went to the land fill. I believe it was two big dumpsters full. Absolutely worst day of my life. Wishing you the best of the best of luck.

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