It is the last night in our old house tonight. This is significant for me because when I bought that house after my previous relationship broke down it was a huge step forward in accepting a new future. When Gaye moved in with Thomas and I it became our house and it is the place where we have carved out our family. Thomas had his first day of school from that house, Gaye has done most of her pregnancy in that house, we have had birthday’s Christmas’, weekend breakfasts, friends for dinner, parties, sick days and all sorts of everyday at that house. It has been my safety net and although I am really excited about the move, both Thomas and I are feeling the move away from the street and friends we have made and the place that was ours together.
It is kind of run down now (it was bought as a do-it-upper), and my sister, Aunty Lou is moving in and we are going to fix it up together.
Our new house is looking good – thou there is lots still to do (which includes my brother coming up to build the deck on the day that Gaye is due, bringing with him my niece and nephew who will be in on school holidays as will Thomas, and a bathroom vanity which turned up yesterday 20cm too wide and so unable to fit in the spot and about 100 other things) but it is looking good, there is more space and we can settle in with Thomas before the baby comes. We can get ready for this baby, who now finally seems really likely!
Tonight we are having friends for pizza among the boxes and tomorrow we move – hopefully taking our old friends with us and being open to all that is to come.