Wed 7 Nov 2012
And so I shifted in late September. Finally.
The packing was done during the month of September! Actually the actual packing was done about 2 weeks before the shift. The other preceding 2 weeks I was in a massive throw-everything-at-sight exercise! Given the luxury of space, I had no idea I have hoarded so much stuff in the 9 years I have lived at Bishan. It was scary!
It was stressful to say the least and coupled with the fact that the hubs was away for 8-9 days and only returned 2 days before the actual shift, I fell so sick that I needed two courses of anti-biotics to get well where normally I don’t fall prey to the viruses circulated by the children at all. Both children were also on two doses!
And I think about 2-3 nights before the actual shift, surrounded by all the boxes in the bedroom and alone in the bedroom, I gave in to a huge crying fit! Its embarrassing to talk about that right now but seriously how do people leave a place where so much memories are made? Both my children were born while we were staying here, they took their first steps on the marbled floors of the living room, ate their first meal here on the trusty teak dining table and so many other firsts happened here! We came in with 2 persons and 2 luggages and left as a family of 2 adults + 2 kids + 1 doggie and 100 boxes of things!
I would always carry the lovely memories of Bishan with me, the nights of feeding the babies in the wee mornings and looking out the window and spying on my neighbours, the wonderful breeze that blows in when we are having our meals, looking (and shouting) at the children when they are at the playground, strolling happily as a family to Bishan Park which is 5 mins away and many many more memories!
A good friend told me as a family, we will go somewhere else and continue to make new memories! Yes and so we shall! but the first home will always remain very very special! Thanks for all the memories, my dear 261, may the next family be as happy living there as we did!