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My childhood home has now been emptied and the ownership of the apartment has changed. That was the end of a long and significant era in my life. In the last days of clearing, I found even more of all kinds of old and interesting things. I also found my old christening dress in the back of the wardrobe, in a drawer.
The key to the basement was also finally found, and there was no need to break the lock, as I had thought. The basement was full of all kinds of junk. It was fuller than I remembered. Among other things, there was a lot of clothes in the basement, more Donald Duck magazines and father’s car accessories, such as car tires, steering wheel, detergents, work overalls, etc. (My father was a car mechanic.) Even my old toys were found in the basement. So much old, long-forgotten stuff ahead. It felt like time travel to yesterday. It was a bit like rummaging through an old attic.
What I wanted to save from the basement were the photos I found (including the sixth grade class trip photo album), my old diplomas, the classic uncle Roope piggy bank from the 80s and my paintings in the old art school portfolio (a few of which in connection with this post).
Leaving the keys on the windowsill felt strange and it was hard to think that I would not return to that house again… Well, that part of my life is over now. Life changes and moves on…
In the last few days my time has mostly been spent looking at apartments online with my spouse. We have few favorites already (and as soon as I get permission to share the inheritance, which has taken longer than expected), then we can go look at apartments and make offers.
We have also already come up with a name for our future dog after my father’s nickname: ”Ami”. We will probably get a German Shepherd because it is a smart and good guardian dog. To accompany the dog, we thought of getting a cat (I especially like cats, but my spouse has also warmed to the idea of a cat).
IN THESE MOODS TODAY, ENJOY THE SUMMER… ’TILL THE NEXT TIME!!!
Great post right here, perfect to kick off a new home and a phase in your life.
We have a saying here in the Philippines that goes: ”One who does not look back where they came from won’t reach their destination.” Thank you for sharing the memories — where you came from — as they play a huge role in shaping who you are as of the moment.
Yes, memories really do play a huge role in your life and those are really dear to me! I remember a phrase from the Yle television channel advertisement: ”Muistot tekevät minusta minut ja sinusta sinut” which means: ”Memories make me me and you you”.