Making the move
While it needed to happen, the necessity of making the move into retirement living didn’t make it any easier.
“We didn’t have the choice anymore to stay on the farm.”
“Physically I couldn’t anymore. We couldn’t anymore. He has a heart condition. You know, the body slowly but surely not doing as much anymore.”
“First, we had a 800 square metre house. Then we built a smaller house on the block next door, 250 square metres. So, we moved in there and sold the bigger house.”
“That wasn’t very easy. Not at all. It was very hard. Lots of tears. Lots of heartbreak. Lots of things where we hung on to. The first time I realised in my life that whatever you have, it’s not yours. Nothing is yours. I mean, we can only take care of it.”