Thursday, 14 September 2017

Busy, busy, busy

Well some people have been today. Today our number one son and DIL moved to their flat in the city. They were up and working away while my GKB and I were still counting the zzzzzzzzzzz's.
Breakfast was over, the washing machine was running and boxes and bags were beginning to mount in the hallway and kitchen by the time we surfaced.

A friend was arriving at 10:30am with a ute and trailer to help move them and we were ready to go when he arrived. The flat is in an older part of town but only 2 years old and is really lovely. In fact my son whispered in my ear that 'this is the sort of place you and Dad need, Mum'. It is quite compact without being cramped and has just a small yard with a small raised garden. Ideal for a couple with no family, it has 2 bedrooms and a reasonably large living area. No photos of it though, sorry.

DIL took us all out for lunch before we came home for the last load. We went to a local garden centre and although it was a relatively cool day with a bit of wind we sat outside, the only place with a table for five. We didn't notice the wind though once we got talking and our meals arrived. Once back home I supervised while the men did the heavy lifting :) Then after a coffee they were away and we are once again empty nesters. The house feels strange and quiet but no doubt we will get used to it once again.

Have a good week,


  1. Is it a happy thing to be an empty nester? Or sad?

  2. Well Diana, I admit that I enjoy being an empty nester. We have had all of our children come back to live with us while they were in transition times and I was glad to wave goodbye once they got settled again!

  3. My son is in elementary .. I really feel sad when I think that after few years only two us will be here.. :(

  4. Sounds like lots of help for the move. I always find it exciting moving into a new place.

  5. You'll soon revert back to your normal routine and by the sounds of it, they are not too far away for a visit x

  6. Sounds like a busy time, but a happy time. I know you will enjoy your own space now, but it is nice that they aren't too far away from you apparently so you can still enjoy each other's lives. Now, just sit back and relax!

  7. Sounds like a lovely day to me.

    cheers, parsnip

  8. Sounds like new chapters for all! A nice quiet house for you and a new home for them and a new place to visit! Moving is exhausting - hope you find some time to rest. x K


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