Change is good… though stressful

Well, we’ve just moved house. I can tell you from experience, Winter is not the best time to move. It rained while we were packing our cars and when the removalists came. Thankfully, the rain stopped for a while, and held off when we arrived at our new house. It is only a temporary stay as we are renting until we find a house we really love and want to buy.


Our real estate agent, who is lovely, did say moving is one of the top 3 stressful life experiences; death and divorce are at the top. I must say after 17 years in one place and having to pack it all up is very stressful. We had been talking about selling and moving for a number of years and decided the time was right to move on. And it was, though there were a few hiccups along the way, like the painter we originally chose, kept pushing the date for painting our house. First scheduled for January, February came along and by March we decided to go with another painter.

We did search for a home prior to and when our house sold, but those we did like were beyond our price margin and those that were in our price range, needed extra work. So, we decided to rent and wait to see what the housing market will be like in a few months’ time. I’d rather wait than rush in to purchase a house; it’s too much of a financial gamble and we may have resented buying the house.

In any case, this is the reason behind the lack of blog posts and interacting with other bloggers, something I am hoping to get back on track once a routine is in place.

What has been the most stressful life changing experience you’ve had?

FYI, here’s a link to Top 5 Stressful Situations and a graphic from another website Top 10 Most Stressful Life Events: The Holmes And Rahe Stress Scale

Holmes and Rahe stress scale

  1. Death of a spouse (or child*): 100
  2. Divorce: 73
  3. Marital separation: 65
  4. Imprisonment: 63
  5. Death of a close family member: 63
  6. Personal injury or illness: 53
  7. Marriage: 50
  8. Dismissal from work: 47
  9. Marital reconciliation: 45
  10. Retirement: 45

Thank you for your continued support and as always, I look forward to your comments and will respond.

Historical fiction novelist and a secondary teacher, Luciana Cavallaro, burnt out but not done… yet.

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  1. Jacqui Murray

    Glad for the update, Luciana. Maybe you’ll like your rental enough to purchase it? Hmm… I really hate moving. I want to get out of California but hate the thought of packing.

    I love your term for what we call ‘movers’–‘removalists’. I’m going to adopt it.

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    • cav12

      It’s been a week since we’ve been in the house, and still getting a feel for the place and location. I wouldn’t move states, love Western Australia, such great weather.

      Excellent 🙂


  2. G. J. Jolly

    I don’t know if I’d move to a rent with the intent of buying later. Albeit, I have pondered on the thought of selling my house never to own again because if the hassles of being a homeowner. I do wish you luck in your home search.

    I love the new look of your blog. Clean with extraordinary design touches. Mavulous!

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    • cav12

      Thank you, Glynis. We hadn’t intended on renting but that’s what the universe intended for us ;D

      Thank you very much. I was searching for a cleaner theme, saw this one and liked it. Thought I’d see how it works out.

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