It all started with a simple reunion lunch I had with my high school friend.
Many Whats App and sms and my friend's brother decided to buy my parent's house in Ipoh.
I feel a sudden heaviness. No more 'escapes' up north for us anymore. The next time we go to Ipoh, we can't say we are going 'back' to Ipoh. But it would be a trip up north requiring planning and booking. And no more overnight stops in Ipoh before going up to Penang. No more sending my son back to Ipoh. No more knowing where to eat in Ipoh. No more biscuit shopping as and when we like. Suddenly Ipoh is becoming just another place which would soon become as unfamiliar as all the other places are.
It feels so surreal. I half wish I could stop time and let things be as it is now without consideration of burden - financially and physically (cleaning and maintening an empty house).
But it is happening. Provided of course the buyer can wait till Jan 1 before he moves in.
Suddenly my new house renovation has become urgent. Contractor has to be pushed. Work has to begin now. Decisions we have been putting off has to be made....and cast in stone/cement literally.
I feel so stressed about the situation sudenly with demands coming from all sides. Set a date, things to do, people to call. And to handle all the what ifs and if nots.
I need to take a breath and not stress myself about decisions. It will all work out in time.