The move

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My in laws moved into a retirement village today. There was a mixture of emotions that accompanied the move. There was sadness at leaving the house that they had lived in for so long and had been happy in. There was excitement at the prospect of the move and new place. There was stress trying to coordinate everything for the big move and finally there was exhaustion.

The new place is lovely, a lot smaller but brand new. A new house for a new start in life. I hope that they will be happy in the retirement village, the neighbours we met today all seemed lovely and very happy there, if this is an indication of what life in the retirement village will be like then it’s not so bad.

It has been a long day and my legs and back feel sore, and quite stiff, but I feel good knowing that my in laws are happy in their new place.

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17 thoughts on “The move

  1. We moved my grandfather to a retirement village a few years ago – it was so hard – but at the same time, such a great move! The houses are awesome, so low maintenance, no stairs, and none of that prevented him from falling a few weeks ago and breaking his hip. Just a few more weeks and he’ll be out of the rehab. 🙂

  2. My father-in-law is loving the retirement village that he’s in. He’s met many friends and golfs nearly everyday. I’m sure your in-laws will make many friends and nice memories in their new place. Take care and get some rest! 🙂

  3. I live in a retirement apartment building and love it. It has limited space, so I have to cut back on my hoarding tendencies, which is a good thing, and I am on the 16th floor which gives me a wonderful view of our small town. They are getting ready to renovate the building soon, and that will be stressful, but I’m almost recovered from the broken shoulder I got in a fall in early December. I have great neighbors, live a block from a grocery, have several restaurants in walking distance, and love the place. I hope your in-laws will be as happy in their new home as I’ve been here. So nice to call maintenance to change a light bulb instead of trying to do it myself.

    1. Thank you. I’m really glad to hear you love it at the retirement village I hope my in laws will be just as happy. I know the maintenance and up keep of their previous home which was quite big was a big challenge and part of the reason for the move. So this should be good for them I hope.

  4. Reblogged this on Forget the Viagra, Pass Me a Carrot and commented:
    Lovely post – from 5 minutes more please – as we get older we have started talking about the specifications of our last house we move to – one floor, medium garden – close to public transport – not isolated etc – sounds depressing but it actually is a bit of adventure. When you are alone however it can be a different matter – my mother was 95 when she died and I spent the last 6 years with her in her house. She was terrified of moving into a home etc – and to be honest she was a holy terror and would have probably caused a riot. So making the decision to move when you are still healthy, a couple, can meet new friends and have a maintenance free new house, makes a great deal of sense.

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