As this post goes public I will be on a ZOOM call with textile arts friends across Western Canada. It’s about 7 pm and after greetings and sharing show and tell I will share some news myself.
The last couple of weeks have been super busy. We welcomed our newest member to the family, little Teak is nearly 11 weeks old. He was born on July 8th.
Between trying to figure out the semblance of a schedule for house breaking, Ash (13 months) just started her second heat cycle. She has been so wonderful with Teak but now she is looking for some quiet places around the house to rest and let nature takes its course.
What else could be going on between keeping puppies busy and nurtured, my participation in a online Miksang Contemplative Landscape Photography Course and every day life as we move into fall? There is only one thing that could happen, and that is the sale of our property…
Yes, we sold our property… It has been a long and often disappointing, not to mention, frustrating process. I won’t elaborate. Some of you have followed along over the years. The sale was filled with ups and downs and the conditions were finally removed after three weeks of nail biting. The good news is that the house inspectors deemed our place a fantastic place to move into with NOTHING wrong (they even said they would move in themselves – our realtor was taken by complete surprise as she had never say anything like it in the past)! What a testament to Colin’s skill and perseverance and bottomless patience while listening to my constant suggestions for making “it” better. We can leave here with a good conscience knowing that we have made countless improvements and created a safe and sound place to live. 13 years… and no, it doesn’t quite seem like we moved here yesterday. 😉
What’s next? The Big Steel Box container arrived last week Monday and we have been busy loading it. My studio is taking up a lot of space… despite reducing my vast library 3 years ago and selling and giving away a good number of art pieces as well. I tried to go through several boxes in an effort to “get rid” of more stuff. But I quickly became overwhelmed. So, it’s coming with us.
The bulk of my studio was packed up for three years (the last sale fell through in early August 2017), so there wasn’t much else to pack. I am now busy packing up the house.
I am finding the house a little more difficult to pack up. We have decided to distribute most of our furniture among friends who had expressed interest in individual pieces. The sectional couch and ottoman are leaving the house on September 29th. The guest bedroom’s futon is already residing at a neighbour’s place. Our “FREE” corner along the road has been super well received with numerous appliances disappearing in the blink of an eye. I am sure you are not particularly interested in the details of whether furniture is coming or not.
In light of this development I see myself forced to postpone the start of online classes. I will continue with individual consultations as these are easier to fit into my days. Online workshops are still the plan but I want to get myself settled in a new studio space first. Thanks for your understanding!
Your question: Where are you going? is the elephant in the room. I thought about revealing our ultimate destination here today. However, I have second thoughts to be honest, as we have not bought a new place and perhaps the supply of places where we plan to rent for two months first starting October 15th will not meet with our expectations and needs… so, if you are interested make sure to subscribe to my blog posts or check back regularly. A little bit of mystery is always good, at least in my books it is!