Goodbye, old house

Well, we’ve moved. It was easier than we thought, at least in terms of getting everything packed up and put in storage. Deciding what we’d keep with us for the nine months or so, and what would be stored was an entirely different story – especially for Megan. To her credit though, I think she actually packed away more clothes than she decided to bring with her, and the Goodwill has definitely benefited from our move. Even the people that are moving in made our easier, albeit, indirectly. We had our internet cancelled two weeks early in an attempt to get their service set up by the time they moved in. Without the net, we spent time we’d otherwise spend on the computer – packing. They also bought a bit of our furniture off us.┬áThe harder side of the move was the emotional ties to the old place

We actually bought this place while living overseas, before I had permanently moved to Australia. That alone was an adventure – one I don’t suggest to anyone. But nevertheless, it’s the place we moved into when I first arrived in Australia. It’s also the house that our pup Jake came home to. We drove to Taree to get the little guy and, after an exhausting trip home (asleep on his new mummy’s lap the whole way,) he spent the first night in his new home watching a thunderstorm from the patio door. Sure, we got engaged and married while living in this home, but the attachment isn’t there for that – both the engagement and wedding was overseas in Hawai’i. What IS nice to see, is how excited Jake is whenever we take him out to the new development. Maybe he’s just feeding off our positive energy, but when we head to Stonecutters Ridge, he’s all smiles the entire time.

About Stefan
Stefan is the regular writer for Megan & Stefan, and hails originally from San Diego, California. A resident of Australia since 2007, he write about his experiences living abroad, his love of photography, and documenting the process of building a house here in this sunburnt country he calls home. Feel free to drop him a line - he's always up for a chat.

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