After 42 years, Mom has sold the old family home. She has moved into a beautiful condo with a view of the Fraser River.
It was the longest move in history. For weeks we took truckloads and car loads to the dump, to the Salvation Army and to Value Village. Our garage and house is full of stuff she wants me to sell through consignment as she couldn’t bare to give it away. She wants to know it will go to a good home. The moving company had to come twice: once to move her into the condo and a 2nd time to take some stuff out as she took too much and also to take a load to my house and to a friend’s place.
Here are some photos I took as I said my goodbyes to the old place. It might look empty but it is full of memories . . .
my old bedroom – became a guest room:
Dad moved into this room eventually – he stayed up late and slept half the day:
Mom and Dad’s room – Mom’s only after Dad died:
Glen’s old room – Mom turned it into a sewing room:
upstairs landing looking into the bathroom with clawfoot tub:
TV room addition to the house:
Living room with beautiful new gas fireplace insert:
Dining room – look at those beautiful beams:
Kitchen eating area – new owners bought the hosier and some other furniture: