Yup, it’s finally happened. I found a lovely little house and I am in the process of moving! As wonderful as it has been staying with Amor, I need my own space with my own things around me. Tiger needs to be able to go outdoors. That has always been the plan. Sometimes things take longer than expected. I am learning that people down here are not in a hurry for anything and so I have to go with the flow. I was ready to move over a month ago, but the lady I bought my house from went on holiday for six weeks after I had the survey done. So much for a quick sale. Instead, it gave me time to think about how I want my new home to look. I have been looking at kitchens, bathrooms and paint samples. I have also had a holiday.
There is so much to do. Although the lady left the place quite clean, and better than I expected, I really need to give it a good scrub as I can’t bear other people’s grime. I have been on my hands and knees, with the rubber gloves, and giving every surface a good going over. At least when I next have to clean the house, it will be my own dirt and mess.
I have done my little ritual for taking over and sending any negative vibes on their way. I have been doing some space clearing which involved beating a saucepan with a wooden spoon in every room. I wonder what the neighbours thought about that! I did it to a milonga and vals playlist I made. I want happy vibes in my new home. So there I was beating my home-made drum to happy tango music and singing or humming out loud. What a sight that must have looked like!
There is still a bit more cleaning to do before my things get moved in. It will be like Christmas once I have my things as I had stored some items in my garage for about four years and I have forgotten what is in some of the boxes. I managed to get rid of a lot of old things I no longer needed or wanted. It might be necessary to re-evaluate the items I saved. I have purchased a smaller house and some of my things may not fit. It will be interesting to see how a part of my old life will fit into my new one.
Moving into a new home is time consuming. I will need to change my address yet again! Fortunately, I plan on staying in my new place for a very long time. I also need to organise trademen to do various jobs. My new home is an old lady and she needs a bit of TLC, maintenance and updating. Although there are many things that need to be done, there is no hurry.
I also need to get a job! Now that I have the house, I can put more attention into getting some work. Although I am quite good at multitasking, I prefer to be able to focus on one thing at a time. Some people might think that looking for work might have been a priority, and it was in the beginning, but I came to my new area at a time of year where there really was nothing going on the job market (I was in a similar situation in 2009) and so I turned my attention to finding a home and it worked. This time last year I found a part-time job. I am quietly confident that things will turn around and I will be in full-time employment. All I need to do is put my attention to it.
So, here I am at another new beginning. If you don’t hear from me for awhile, it is because I am very busy. Will keep you posted. 🙂