This is a big thank you post…. for a tribe of many wonderful humans who assisted with our move from Lake Macquarie to Medlow Bath this year. There is a cast of many and they include a list of exceptional people who assisted with the packaging up our belongings, the sale of the house and the actual move, help with the cats, advice about the purchase of our new home purchase.
The art community please look away as this might be long winded… and boring!
I apologise if I forget anyone…. from November till June has been a blur at times. We have had LOADS advice and support on social media and face to face from many friends over coffee.
Firstly and most particularly I have to thank Stephen Malone who tirelessly packaged up the house and studio with us and without us. He also helped with the move into the new dwelling as well and has since assisted and advised about its upgrade. Truly without you it wouldn’t have been as easy!
Also at the beginning of this journey was Jenny Kelly who helped pack up the studio and came armed with packaging tools and a sense of humour. Nicole Truscott from Awaba who helped to clean and prepare the house for the new family, organise some postage and keep an eye on the Toronto house.
In the beautiful blue mountains we stayed over several months in two beautiful and welcoming homes and that was wonderful to not have the burden of extra rent and enabled us to feel more welcome. The first was the Blaxland home of the Hendriksen family. A big thank you to Gay and Bert Hendriksen because we probably overstayed our time!
Sarah Noble otherwise known as the cat lady! Took care of our girls in her home where they joined a tribe of 5 others. We spent many weeks with her in the final leg of the journey and she was extremely patient with us both.
The last few weeks was spent at the other end of Medlow Bath with Les and Gary. Their big house was always welcoming and enabled less travel time to my sons school. Gary even mowed the lawn for us in the first few weeks!
The purchase took a lot longer than it should have. there were several hiccups and some crazy moments where I wanted to scream.
I wont go into detail or talk too much about the long, drawn out and complicated purchase from an oddball vendor- But Olya from Chapman Real Estate made the process more humorous and less crazy. I will always think about the previous owner on full moons… a little quirky.