Never Say Never!

Never say never! In September 2017 as my lease renewal date was approaching I told my Angels that I hoped the rent would not go up as I really loved where I lived.  Not only that but I felt too tired to move.  They indicated that it would not increase.

I had felt all year that I had not finished moving in to my apartment and it dawned on me that I was spending most of my time in one section of it.  The kitchen, dining room and living room all faced the lake.   I used my dining room area as an office so I could see the ducks on the lake. Sometimes they would land on my patio and I loved to take pictures of then whenever they did.  This is where I spent most of my time.

I had not hung any of my pictures in the spare bedroom nor had I completed furnishing it.  Even my living room was incomplete as I only had one picture above the fireplace and that was it.   Whenever I was in the mood to add some art to the walls I could never decide which of my pictures I wanted to hang so none were.  My apartment was in a perfect spot and I loved it and yet something was missing.

About ten days  before my lease was due for renewal I contacted the leasing office to find out when they we going to send me my renewal options.  I was told soon and not worry about it.  Several days later I had not heard anything so I went online to see what the odds were of finding another apartment complex with a lake.  As I made the decision I had a vision of three ducks right above the dining room table. The vision was vivid and the ducks were larger than life.  I will never forget it.  I could almost touch them.

Much to my surprise there were several complexes with lakes in a neighborhood nearby, so on a whim I grabbed my keys and drove over to see what they were like.  It turns out I made the right decision and settled on two of them.  I was looking for what I already had which was a two bedroom apartment on the second floor with a garage facing a lake.  Unfortunately none were available  but I did not give up!    Suddenly I was on a mission to find a new home.

The one I thought I wanted never became available.   Instead I ended up choosing a mid-rise, an option I would never have considered before and rented a one bedroom apartment with a view of the lake as the two bedroom units were too expensive.  The mid-rise is a part of a small community comprising a small retail shopping center so I can walk to pretty much anything I need including Starbucks and a British Pub.

So, having not planned to move I did.  I had to compromise on space but this is how I see it:  I downsized to a spacious one bedroom apartment but upgraded to a much nicer home with a lake view and with far more amenities that I could ever have imagined.   As to the moral of this story ‘never say never’!

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Last Modified on March 31, 2024
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2 thoughts on “Never Say Never!

  1. Patti Burchell

    I understand how you feel. We are facing having to move, but it will be a big job at our age and a lot to get rid of. And my disabled hubby is 82 and can’t do a lot. But I trust in my Angels to help me/us. Your sharing just let me see what can happen when I leave it in their hands.

  2. Jeanette

    I totally understand how the Angels work in helping with home moves.

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