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I Will Always Be A True Maringal.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

I am a full believer that no matter how difficult things can get, you got to do what you have to do. Well friends, instead of me being a “marinate” in my beautiful California neighborhood, I have transformed (just a little) into an “Austonite.” Yep, I did it! I made the huge move to a new state and a new life. I packed up everything even through horrible neck issues and moved myself to Texas to be close to my beautiful daughter and family. I am now a real “MiMi” to my 16 month old grandson!

The move was horrible, moving is cruel. No doubt about that one. Because of Covid, I had little if any help packing, arranged the move, transporting my dog Bernie and myself to Austin, unpack in a house I recently purchased, live with my daughter et al for a month because I had no appliances yet and the delivery was delayed because of the virus.

But tonight, I am home at last. I still have no appliances (delivery is next week) but I needed my space and I decided it was time to test the waters and move into my new house. So Bernie and I are adjusting slowly, still no window treatments but somehow I do have privacy throughout much of my home.

I no longer live in a cottage (in Marin) but this house is sort of like a cottage/tudor. I am taking my time decorating; I have to get the feel of the house first. It’s a huge adjustment living in California all my life and leaving my beautiful Marin forever. I am homesick but each day seems to be an inch better. I will never love more than what I left behind, but being close to family now is the upmost best thing I could possibly do now.

I have been out of my comfort zone for a few weeks now, maybe even a few months planning this new adventure. I have been feeling the feelings and know that the anxiety I felt and the stress will soon dissipate and I will gradually move on with my life.

It is snowing now, something I am totally blowing my mind about. I have never ever lived in a home when it snows. It just doesn’t happen in Marin. The snow is breath taking, so magical. If this is a positive omen, I will definitely accept it. How beautiful it is…
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    Family is what it’s all about and now you have yours nearby. Man lived for eons without appliances, but it will be exciting when yours are finally delivered.
    Enjoy your new home!
    49 days ago
    So glad to hear from you!! You've acted with courage and decisiveness. All the tough parts are behind you . . . and now it's all the pleasure for you and Bernie of establishing yourselves in your new home!!
    51 days ago
    Moves are hard! So proud of you for tackling it! emoticon
    52 days ago
  • EISSA7
    So glad to read your update... Whew emoticon so happy that you have the move behind you and are beginning to get yourself/Bernie settled! Moving is such a stressful and overwhelming ordeal; it seems that you weathered the task remarkably well. Best wishes for much happiness in your new environment! emoticon
    53 days ago
    Welcome to Texas! It will indeed take time to adjust but you will do it with flying colors my friend! I can;t wait to see pictures of your new home!
    53 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    Glad you are getting use to your new surroundings. Remember that this is a new adventure with all sorts of new places to explore. Wow I'm surprised you have snow, as I didn't think much of Texas got snow. I bet that was a real surprise to you. I bet it won't last long, cause your temps should be in the 50 or 60's. Right?

    I wish you well in your new home and enjoy that grandson of yours.
    53 days ago
    Glad you're getting settled in Austin. What a welcome . . . snow!

    Best wishes to you and Bernie as you settle into your new home.

    53 days ago
  • ERIN1128
    I'm so glad you're doing well!
    53 days ago
    I'm so happy that you have settled into your new home. One can live without appliances for awhile but I can only imagine how good it feels to have your own personal space. I can't wait to see how things progress!
    53 days ago
    May you find beauty, love and peace in your new place on earth.
    53 days ago
    Yes, snow is magical, and it is what you make it. I love the colder weather, I hate the heat and humidity of summer. I would rather go out and make a snowman, as to swimming in a ocean, lake or pond, or laying on a beach somewhere. But if you get snow or ice, you will have to learn winter driving skills, as it is different than driving on a dry hot roadway. Glad you have got moved in, even without the appliances. That is why they have drive thru places. lol. Bernie will do fine after all he has you to comfort him. And his scent is on all the things you have and he will know that this is now home. Hope you find a wonderful place for the two of you to walk. And the appliances, well I was thinking of get a different refrigerator, and found the one I like, and the store said that the delivery date that they could get it would be after March, well that is unacceptable so guess I will just live with the old one. It runs fine, just wanted one with the freezer part on the bottom, so I don't have to about crawl in it to get something that got pushed to the back. I know that you will make your new home shine when you figure out where you want things, and how you want to decorate it.
    53 days ago

    Make today the greatest day of your life
    Until tomorrow!

    "Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God."
    Leo Buscaglia
    53 days ago
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