It just came to my attention that a blog post has not been written in almost three weeks. Not because I did not want to, but life has been frenetic to put it mildly.
There has been something going on that has not been shared since January! Something that needed to be thought through and decided upon from all angles and with input from many friends.
It is something that will change my life forever, so it needed to be thought over and over just to make sure it was the right decision.
I'm moving..........to a one story house on the other side of San Miguel. After almost eighteen years here, it is something that I never thought would happen. But, it is time.
It is quite ironic in retrospect how, seeing the new house, came about. Two years ago some dear friends were moving and I went with them to their new house. When we walked in the door, I said, "IF you ever decide to move, please let me know first!" I liked the house immediately. It has high ceilings, the whole front of the house is big windows looking out to a lush, green, grassy yard and it is all on one floor.
What is so surprising to me about this, is that at that time I was not having knee issues, and had not
given any thought to moving. Add to that, that my son and grandchildren were not living in that vicinity and now they are. They are one block away.
In January of this year, my friends called and said that they were moving back to Texas! Oh my, this was right before my decision to go to Texas for knee replacement. I went to see how beautifully they had fixed the house and I was torn as to what to do.........but, secretly I moved forward with the thought that I could live there and keep the property that I am in now and lease both houses out.
Well, the Universe took over on that score and I am moving in October and only going to live in the new place. Yes, I know I'm giving up the mountain views, the sound of the wings of the egrets at night, the sunsets and of course my beautiful gardens which now, with lots of work, are like a nature sanctuary............but I'm also giving up fifteen stairs to go up and down from the bedroom to the living room/dining room and kitchen. That doesn't count the additional fifteen stairs to the roof terrace. IT is just too much.
At this point, if I could see myself on that trek up the stairs with the cane and the hand rail, it would probably appear to me that I had turned into Granny Frickert or something. IT is time.......much to my son's relief.
Lots to do to prepare for this epic journey across town. Sell tons of furniture, art, accessories, plants, etc etc etc. The new house is partially furnished so about 95% of my things will be sold "by appointment only" starting in a few weeks.
The guest house is rented til the end of August, so nothing can be moved til September. Postings of some of the items, especially art, Mexican folkart and furniture might end up posted on the blog and on SMA Buy Sell Trade, but not yet. I'm hoping that 94 1/2% is sold before I move! ha.
Here are a few photos of the new house. I'm REALLY looking forward to not having to have all the maintenance, gardening and responsiblities that I have had for all these years. The lease is all inclusive.
WHAT will I do with all my time? Doesn't that sound great? A glass of tea on the patio every afternoon about 4PM after siesta time sounds perfect to me. What do you think?
Onward my friends! But, still in my beloved San Miguel..........