Saturday, February 21, 2015

Transactions

You must have read my silence: we haven’t been sitting idle, rather the contrary as we signed a couple of deals recently. First we sold this house in the countryside 45km from downtown Helsinki and the next day we bought an apartment a good 100km further westward in downtown Turku. In fact, both the transactions took place in early January but I wanted to keep it quiet until everything was settled.




You see, the rules of the 1920s building where the apartment is located still hold a rare old-world clause stating that any existing owner could have bought out our shares at the same price within a set period. We didn’t face any problems – such a clause is practically never utilised these days – but I’ve been far too busy to post anything since everything was finalised.




The past few weeks have flown. We are finally taking serious measures to clear this place out while having some redecorating and renovation made at the new place. The plan is to move within four weeks from now.




Luckily, this has been another mild winter. For a while in early February we did have something that resembled a proper cold season with snow sticking on every surface, even the vertical ones. Before too long, however, the snowmen keeping watch on the yard melted away and it started to feel like spring. 



What a spring it will be! Nothing like a sunset – although I am pushing 60 – but the dawn of a new kind of life for us and I’m excited.


4 comments:

  1. Gosh, all very exciting for you!! I hope that all goes really well and that you can find everything outside in the garden ready for the move! xx

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    1. Thank you, Amy. On Sunday, my sister and brother-in-law fetched most of our garden furniture and other outdoor stuff we might need one day to be stored at their place. We won't have any kind of garden in our next home so the change will be huge!

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  2. How exciting that everything has fallen into place and you now have a new horizons to enjoy. Hope the next few weeks go well and I will look forward to reading and seeing your new home. We have enjoyed being in our new home so much even though we loved where we used to live. It is however fun to discover new places to enjoy. Sarah x

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    1. Isn't it great to make great changes every once in a while! Ours was long overdue because it took me years to accept we must give this place up. I'm so pleased we are finally at this point. We will miss the summers of course but hubby's arthritic hands do deserve a lighter kind of life and I'm sure I will have no difficulty in finding a million things to do when living in a town.

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