One Door Closes ….

Well, that’s a wrap, folks! Last week, we packed up and moved out of our family’s home – the place where the kiddies grew (mostly), and from where they were launched.

Well. Actually. The packing-up part took months and was a horribly, gruelling process – one best avoided. But never mind. It’s over now.

But last week, we closed the door(s) on this property and on particular period of our lives. We built this place ourselves fifteen years ago. It was a great experience for all of us, in a gorgeous location and we loved it.

The place is now in the hands of a delighted new owner, who has expansion plans of her own.

As for us, life is full of adventures and it’s time for a new one. So, with one last glance at that view, we turn our attention to the next project.

Construction begins next week.

I think.

I’ll keep you posted….

Linked with Norm’s Thursday Doors

23 thoughts on “One Door Closes ….

  1. germac4 May 4, 2018 / 1:32 am

    I don’t often get the time to comment but I wanted to wish you well as you move into your new home. We are still living in the family home where we brought up our children & I often wonder how it will feel when we leave. I guess the packing up process helps get used to the whole idea… Maybe! Best wishes for your new adventure.

  2. lexklein May 4, 2018 / 2:34 am

    It’s a bittersweet life event, I know. We left our home of 26 years – the place we raised all our kids – last year. Our new life is great, and I don’t regret the move, but it wasn’t easy (neither the emotions nor the dreaded cleaning out and packing up!). Best of luck to you in your next place!

  3. Brett May 4, 2018 / 4:07 am

    Nice post. Good luck with your next chapter! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Janet May 4, 2018 / 4:21 am

    Wow, it’s beautiful, and the view too. Was it hard to leave?

    • JanetRimmington May 4, 2018 / 10:30 pm

      Thanks. We loved it there. But, no. No regrets. Not yet, anyway. I guess we have turned our attention to the next place. (Fingers crossed)

  5. Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread May 4, 2018 / 10:06 am

    Beautiful doors, and that greenhouse made my gardening pulse race. We made the big move about fifteen years ago. I know how much work is involved and the emotions involved. I hope you have a wonderful experience with the new build, everything stays on time, and you are onto an amazing new adventure. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • JanetRimmington May 4, 2018 / 10:27 pm

      Thanks for the good wishes, Judy. Itโ€™s been an interesting journey, for sure. But, on the positive side, I now have a whole new appreciation for the purging of our accumulated โ€œstuffโ€.

  6. sustainabilitea May 4, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    All the best with the new adventure! We moved here from the first house we’d ever had, one we moved to a year after we got married and where our girls grew up. It was quite a project, especially as we ended up having to move out in a week! We’re in a rental now with the plan to moving once more into our retirement location house. But we have no idea yet where that will be. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • JanetRimmington May 4, 2018 / 10:01 pm

      ONE WEEK!!!!??? Ahhhhh! Thatโ€™s amazing!! Thanks for your good wishes!

  7. Jean Reinhardt May 4, 2018 / 6:12 pm

    Your old home is lovely, you’ll miss it and it’s memories but I’m sure you’ll have a great time making new ones in your next home. Wishing you all the best with the move.

  8. Norm 2.0 May 4, 2018 / 8:55 pm

    A bitter-sweet moment I’m sure. I’m super jealous of that greenhouse though. Any way you can take it with you? ๐Ÿ˜€
    Good luck and all the best with the build. Are you staying in the same area?
    I ask because we’re going to be near there again this summer – perhaps we can meet-up for lunch or a coffee, and maybe even a doorscursion if you’re available?

    • JanetRimmington May 5, 2018 / 10:53 pm

      That sounds fantastic, Norm. Letโ€™s do it! In Lunenburg till the end of June. Weโ€™ll be in Halifax from July 1 until the new house if completed – mid-November (fingers crossed). Building in Chester Basin about 45 months closer to Halifax than Rose Bay. That said, you should definitely add Rose Bay/Kingsburg/Hirtles Beach/The Ovens to your travel plans. ๐Ÿ˜ just 15 min west of Lunenburg. Itโ€™s magical.
      That sweet greenhouse came all the way from PEI. A guy was building them in his yard and selling them on the side of the road. All cedar. With adjustable roof vents. He even delivered it to Lunenburg County! I hid in there, from the family, on more of ham one occasion. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And, Iโ€™m afraid she stays with the property.

      • Norm 2.0 May 6, 2018 / 1:05 am

        So Halifax it is then. I’ll keep you posted as our travel plans take shape.
        I think we’ve been to The Ovens before. We’re planning on staying in Lunenburg for two days so we’ll have more time to check the area out.
        I’ll DM you my email address via twitter and we can keep in touch that way to plan a meet-up. Cheers!

  9. Joanne Sisco May 4, 2018 / 11:53 pm

    Exciting times ahead for you! Best wishes.

  10. the eternal traveller May 6, 2018 / 11:17 am

    That’s sad and exciting at the same time. After living in several Army married quarters for the first eight years of our marriage we bought a lovely family home which our daughters grew up in. Then we built a new home and I cried when the real estate agent hammered in the For Sale sign outside our first home. But once our possessions were gone, it wasn’t our home any more. It’s nice to hear the new owner of your precious place is excited and how lovely to know you are creating another beautiful new nest for yourselves.

    • JanetRimmington May 8, 2018 / 1:43 am

      I agree, once our โ€œstuffโ€ and our energy was out of the house, the leaving became easier. And it helps that it rather feels as though the time is right. Itโ€™s onward and upward, I guess. Thanks for you thoughtful comments

  11. Julie@frogpondfarm May 7, 2018 / 7:19 pm

    Your home is beautiful .. loads of wonderful memories! Best of luck with the new project, how exciting!

  12. slfinnell May 15, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    I canโ€™t imagine moving after living here 31 years. Eek! Lol congratulations to you and best wishes in the coming change ๐Ÿ˜Š

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