Friday, February 13, 2009

Homeward bound

Since my Mum died in October, I have been spending more time living at my Dads than going home to Crewe. This works for me mainly because I work in London anyway.

I had my house in Crewe up for sale for most of last year, in fact I put it on the market in March and up until I took it off the market in November I had ONE viewing. I have now made the decision to empty the house and rent it out unfurnished rather than keep paying the bills and not get there very often. So I am off next week to pack up my home and get it ready for renting.

Despite the fact that for the last 5 and a half years I have only really spent the weekends there and the odd week here and there on annual leave, I have loved living there. It is so different from London where I spend most of my time.1 minute across the road is the park (In fact in that photo you can SEE my house). 5 minutes and I am in the country. 10 Minutes and I can find a nice canal to stroll along. There are farm shops and ice cream farms, pubs to get nice cheap lunches and I am going to miss being able to just go there and chill.

Luckily I have my best friend Sharon literally around the corner from my house so I can still go up to Crewe and stay there with her, but it is going to be weird not being able to just put my key in the door.

So think of me next week, packing up boxes (in fact my whole life!) probably sobbing into my porridge.....

5 comments:

Akelamalu said...

That's a big step to take! Still if you're only going to rent it out and you change your mind you can always move back in can't you? :)

Sharon J said...

I can imagine how weird that's gonna be - it takes a while to detatch yourself. I think you're doing the right thing though and there will always be a guest bed here, assuming you can put up with my 'hippie music' that is ;)

Carol said...

Of course I can put up with the hippie music......You hippie!!

Carol said...

Akelamalu
Yes I can still move back, I did try to sell it all last year and it didn't sell, but sometimes I feel that is fate stepping in the way. So yes it is with the letting agent now and after this weekend and maybe a weekend to tidy the garden it will be ready to go.

Sharon J said...

Fate stepping in the way? I've always said that everything happens for a reason even though it sometimes takes a while for us to realise what the reason was.