Thursday, March 31, 2016

You can't keep a good woman down. (New Beginnings, all over again)


Four years ago, when I  left Australia, and came back "home" to California, I thought my moving days were forever behind me. I wanted - and needed - to be near my son and his family.  But things didn't work out according to plan, and after 2 and a half long painful years, I finally realized that there are just some things that you can't change.  And not just for lack of trying, anyway.

So after a year or more of discussion, my husband and I made the decision to make another move.  Closer to other family members of mine, and closer to one of his daughters as well....  and so we bought us a house together.

So now we're moving again...  this time, all the way across the country to Hiawassee Georgia.

The house is gorgeous, the surrounds are gorgeous, and I'm looking forward to the  "big move" in just a few short weeks.  Well... not the packing and tossing and donating stuff we don't want or need, part.  But it will be so worth it, once we're finally all settled in and we can start enjoying ourselves once again.

The house is an old farmhouse, with plenty of room to move,  and to get away from each other and all the necessary updates have already been done, so all we'll have to worry about is some "we'll do it down the road" cosmetic work, like painting a few rooms.  Easy peasy stuff!
And the bonus?  Almost 3 full acres of tranquility, and one of the prettiest little trout streams running through it, that you ever did see!

Most of the dirty work here has already been done, especially since I've been busy packing things up for months now... and my sweet husband is due to head back east to the new house with the first load, about the 14th of April!  Alas... I have to stay back and take care of the animals while he does this first trip, but I should be back there and all settled in, by the end of the month.

New beginnings.... I love 'em!


Tania said...

Hi there Kate,

Thank you for the update on your blog.

You have found yourself a beautiful little spot there and I hope you will have many happy times at your new abode.

It all looks so lovely, not like the dry environment where I live :)

Many Blessings,


Joolz said...

It sounds wonderful, Kate! Wow, is it four years already since you left cold, old Ballarat?
I cant wait for a full tour through the house, it looks gorgeous!

Reddirt Woman said...

You know, Sass, how wonderful I think this is for you all. It looks so peaceful and serene and you both deserve that. I've been contemplating starting to blog again which means my mind is finally healing, but I am so thrilled that you beat me to it! I'm going to have to figure out for a road trip! I love you and am so proud for you. Get that move over with so you can make this place your forever home!

Gabe and Libby said...

You know just how exited I am because we are going to be soooooo close...just a half drives day away!!!!!!

Homestay Mama said...

It's not often I check one of my email accounts, but decided on a whim to do that tonight, and lo and behold, there was a notice saying you had left a comment on my blog! It's even rarer that I check my blog, and I haven't written in it for nearly 3 years! But when Tatersmama leaves a comment you just can't not go see it...and respond! :-)

Two years ago I was going to sell my home, downsize and move closer to my son in Oregon. I haven't done that yet, but look at you! You're already in the process of moving clear across the country to Georgia to be closer to your families! Tatersmama, you've got me beat by a long shot! And I'm happy for you! :-)

Kerry O'Gorman said...

We are in the midst of trying to find a new home too. Lots of changes after 17 years in one house. Not looking forward to the packing/tossing game either but will be glad to downsize for sure.
Your little house looks lovely! And what beautiful surroundings! Hope all goes well with the move.

Robynn's Ravings said...

I am thrilled to see a blog post but even MORE thrilled to see you pursuing new dreams and that you found such a gorgeous place. I still would love to squeeze in a little visit before you go but, if it doesn't happen here, I have two friends in Georgia and one in Nashville so I'm pretty confident that I'll be around your neck of the woods one of these days and then I'd get to see your new place, too! Love ya, Katie. You deserve every good thing.

Pam Greer said...

I'm so happy for you!! You're near my part of the country!

Momlady said...

Welcome to Georgia! You won't be all that far from where I live (Clarkesville, GA). I think you'll like it here, especially in the Spring with the azaleas and dogwoods in bloom.


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