Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017 - A NEW START

2016 was not the best of years.  I found it very hard visiting Max with no sign of recognition (even when he was awake) and general deterioration.  It still came as a shock when he died at the beginning of October.

Since then things have moved on.  While I was still married Doug and I kept to our respective houses (a bit old fashioned I know) and two gardens and two houses to maintain was quite hard.  When it was no longer necessary we decided there was no point waiting and I have put my (newly decorated) house on the market.  It was decorated and new carpets and curtains for me to live in not to sell but looks good for sale.

I put it on the market 3 weeks before Christmas but that was obviously not a good time.  Since Christmas there has been more interest so we shall see.  I do not need to sell urgently but it will be good to know a time frame to make things more settled.

When the house has sold Doug and I will be married and I will move into his house.  It is smaller than mine and easier to maintain and has the added advantage of a double garage woodworking workshop that Doug had installed.

Currently he is building a cat run adjacent to the main bedroom so that Kim can have somewhere to be outside safely.  She is still not too sure about Sophie.  After that he will be enlarging his lounge onto part of the deck and then the inside will be painted in the same colour scheme as my house.  The arrangement is his house and my furniture and decorating choices.  Sounds fair to me!!

We also hope to do some travelling both around New Zealand and to Australia and possibly U.K. but time will tell - I hope there is no rush but at our ages one can never be sure.

I  wish every one of you a happy, healthy and safe  2017

19 comments:

  1. 2017 will surely be a better year, and when you are married and travel, I do hope you can be down in the Rangitikei. Compromise, that is such a wonderful way to start your life together. New Year Greetings.

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    1. Thank you Jean - I do hope your health problems improve - take care.

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  2. All very good news. Will you still be in Kamo? Best wishes (to you both).

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    1. We will be in the next suburb - Tikipunga.

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  3. It is never too late to start over. I wish you the best, Susan, in 2017. It sounds like it will be a good year for you and Doug and I wish you the best.

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  4. Best wishes for your life together-together. Hope you sell well and can settle down and start travelling.

    Best wishes for a wonderful 2017

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    1. Thank you - have just heard that the agent hasn't heard from the people who were viewing tomorrow so it looks as though it is off.

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  5. 2017 is going to be a completely fresh start for you. Wishing you both every happiness during the coming years together, and a quick house sale if possible.

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    1. Thank you Rosemary. Happy and healthy 2017 to you.

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  6. Congratulations - what a wonderful start to the New Year. Wishing you both every happiness in your new life together.

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  7. Thank you - there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

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  8. good news, a fresh start, and travelling...a good way to start a new year xx

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    2. Yes, I never expected a fresh start at my "ripe old age".

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  9. Best wshes for a happy year Susan and your fresh start. I'm sure your house won't take long to sell, I hear properties are in hot demand at the moment.

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    1. Thank you. I hope it will sell quickly - unsettling not knowing my timeframe for moving. Still it is not as though I have to move in a hurry.

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  10. It sounds like you have some interesting projects coming up – decorating Doug’s house will be fun, and traveling is always good. I hope your house will sell well. I wish you both much joy for 2017.

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    1. Thank you, Saskia. I hope that you are able to move in the not too distant future as well.

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