Up until a couple of weeks ago the family Pickersgill were going to embark on a 'reverse sea change' and move the clan to the big wide streets of Ballarat. An affordable housing market and quality of life were the main reasons but things can change pretty quickly in this house and a number of factors conspired to undermine those plans. The work/family balance can be tenuous even at the best of times, but I guess I started having reservations when I realised just how much time Andrew would have to spend travelling into Melbourne and back everyday. With a new(ish) baby and a toddler with a search and destroy philosophy, when it came to crunch time, I just chickened out.
So...now what? We have been in a holding pattern for the last 6 months and I have a very long list of things that need to be repaired, painted, cleaned, moved, removed and re-decorated. If we are going to be staying put then I intend to feather this nest a little, even if it is someone else's.