View Full Version : Getting too old to do this again.....
We are moving to a new town,2 and a half hours from here.......I've been thru a flurry of emotions,shock at first,that our old job has been made redundant,hopeful we'd get a job around here and be able to stay in the town if not the same neighbourhood,excited at thought of hubby getting his dream job even tho we would have to move,realistic,have to go where the work is......and now today drove the 2 and a half hours to check out house and the farm,said yes and ever since have felt flat,exhausted and a bit down......I suppose it's really happening,moving to a small country town again where i know noone again,having to put myself out there again,.....i love my friends here,i have some support here now and i'm going off to a place where we know noone and i have no help,........And to top it off the house is pretty ordinary.....We have been fortunate to live in a huge brick and tile home on this farm and i knew we'd be hard pressed to find a job with a house like this but i did hope for a nice transportable,but this house is just blah>>>>>:(...I am not into flash houses but would have liked a decent kitchen,decent pantry.......I have to cook for contractors and have the smallest,inadequate space....:thumbsdown:.........Why do farmers always forget about the houses....they want you to live in the back of beyond but don't give you a decent home to be comfortable in..........I'm hoping that after being there a while some renovating can be done ,i don't want big money spent just a bit of work........I've agreed to go because hubby is so keen about job and we have only about 6 weeks to find one with a house...also this job was meant to be ours ,it is just freaky the way things happened with it......Oh well had my rant,i think it must have just hit me that i have to leave here.......and i must admit i'm a bit embarrassed in how our level of housing has dropped,will be meeting my friends in town for a cuppa i think not at the house.......not that they care but for some reason this time i do.......:oAnyone else been in this situation or felt like this????
G'day fellow local!!! When I read your thread I had a feeling it'd be up this way because of the mine then saw your post in another thread.
Welcome to the Westonia / Merredin area. Unfortunatly most houses are like that out on farms. Most of the farmers buy the land for the land and not the house so don't really get stuck into renovating them etc. However visit their own houses and some of them are pretty FLASH! We too downgraded from a lovely brick home, below ground salt water pool...ooooh it was lovely!
We now live on a 1000 acre farm and a house thats less then pretty but we're very happy and understand all in good time it'll come good!
When I first moved to Merredin (Now live 40km south east of Merredin) I was very much to myself and I HATED people telling me to get involved with the community and you'll meet friends. I came from Perth so wasn't acustom to community things.
However the past three years I've become involved. I volunteer with the local fire brigade (I'm not a member, I just help out and do my own fundraising but my hubby is a member) as well as local sports clubs (also photography).
I have horses so I've also gotten to know the horsey community and starting to get out more and more and meet more people.
I certainly haven't met any good friends yet but people I trust (and weeded out the bad ones pretty quick!).
It takes a while to adjust but you'll find your place. Luckily Merredin isn't too small of a town and there are more and more business's opening and expecially because of the mine there are more people moving to town. I found people extremely friendly and very easy to make friends. Be happy for now that you can walk the streets and not get stopped every two minutes because you know everyone in town!!! LOL
I'm lucky however, my inlaws live in Merredin and also own two business's in town. But the move was still hard none the less.
Well howdy neighbours! Lol I'm 80km from Merredin, I'm there at least once a week these days. I know how you mean Deb, I've been out here for 9 months and still haven't made any friends(and TBH, they are quite cliquey at Southern Cross which is my nearest town). I ony have one friend who is 15km away that I knew before moving here.
We live in an old old pub. We've got a little lounge, a hallway and 4 bedrooms. I hate it, I miss living in a house :( So I get what you mean about housing, we are lucky we have the pub to catch up with people in.
Well I didn't realise that people that live 'reasonaly' close to me use this!!! I live on farm in the Bruce Rock shire. We are bout 30km from town. I have been living here for 6 years now and I thing I leanrt pretty quick is, if you want to get to know people, be involved in lots of different sport, have kids at the school and go to the pub or club often and it doesn't take you long to fit right in to the community. I think that we are pretty lucky living in Bruce Rock, we have AWESOME facilites with a very proactive shire. We also have lots of support networks for new/ young mums aswell.
I'm looking forward to getting ot be able to use these,........due June 12th
teishy86 - Bruce Rock is nice :) I go through there on my way to Perth(I hate driving the highway). We own the pub out this way and unfortunately there are not many women my age around, we mostly get truckies and young workers from the farms.
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