we can still call this place home

Posted: May 23, 2017 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time

on Friday the landlady and the real estate agent visited for the annual inspection of our beautiful old lady of a house so we tidied up, come in & have a look around
lounge room
studio space
dining room
industrial storage shelves
Kenny the Confuser III (thrice reincarnated iMac)
view from the bedroom window, the Brugmansias and the neighbour’s Jacaranda almost obscure the view of the back door across the lane this has taken 8 & 1/2 years and it’s still framed!
upstairs verandah
the Bougainvillea has nearly disguised our wobbly front fence
Old Man Crow enjoying the back garden
our landlady was very impressed, looks like we’ll be here for a good while yet
thanks for visiting!

  1. dinahmow says:

    Fingers crossed for you ,Mo.

  2. Good. And here’s hoping you can stay as long as you want and any tunnelling that may happen doesn’t defeat the old girl.

  3. oh…i just SMILE and SMILE and SMILE….ALL YOUR STUFF!!!!! it’s all magical and Beauty
    FULL but it’s a Lot! I cannot possibly imagine having so much Stuff…and especially now…
    you are going to be uh, well, i don’t know what, but something, whenever i get to the
    new tiny home…which will be naked in comparison…i just love love love seeing this

    • Mo Crow says:

      back in 2002 when we moved from a 3 bedroom place with a garage (where we had lived for 7 & 1/2 years) to a two bedroom railway terrace with a garden shed we took 8 van loads of stuff to Reverse Garbage, another 8 van loads to the rubbish tip (garbage dump in American) and then left several more loads out the front of spare plants, books, my old windsurfer & furniture that wouldn’t fit through the doors of the new place with a “free to a good home” sign & it all disappeared… then we moved to an even smaller one bedroom railway terrace 3 & 1/2 years later in 2006 which was challenging, a friend who lives on a canal boat in Amsterdam said her boat was wider and longer than that place! So when we moved here in December 2008 we could spread out and there was a lot of space but now 8 & 1/2 years later (the longest time either of us has lived anywhere ever) there will be a lot of stuff to get rid of when we leave for who knows where? So x fingers we will get to stay here for another 4 years until I am eligible for the age pension at 66 and we can become grey nomads!
      PS all this stuff is mine, Old Man Crow has an amp, a laptop, three guitars and some clothes!

  4. Liz A says:

    An artist’s pantry if ever I saw one!

  5. Eliene says:

    Your home is much loved…this is obvious. Isn’t it a good feeling when you put things out as ‘hard rubbish’ & before it’s picked up by contractors, most of it disappears. We did this recently and truly. most of it went to another good home.

  6. coloremartine says:

    Mo…………….you almost grey nomad…..i hope you can live in that beautiful old lady till your last breath. Or at least as long as you want. But a house is just stones and i have learned in my life that every new house became better. Because……………..you learn to first move the soul in it and then things will follow………….Security is not made of stones………

  7. it’s just amazing, isn’t it, how much stuff we can love…how we can love it. I found self
    asking daughter today if there were “enough” thrift shops in the new place. She said
    there are zillions.

    • Mo Crow says:

      People know I make things so they give me lots of very cool & strange things, last century when we hired indoor plants to a handmade tile shop they would give me all their end of the line tiles, they were all so beautiful but I ended up with 40 crates of tiles stacked up in my studio & couldn’t get near the workbench! Most of them went to Reverse Garbage but I still have one crate of marble & granite tiles for some future bathroom…

  8. Elizabeth says:

    hey, it was so clean and tidy when I visited. You have done a great job with your cosy welcoming home.

  9. Lovely lovely visit…an art work in itself, an art supply depot, a practice studio, art studio, and clearly loving and beloved nest (love the looking out windows shots). Let us hope the engineers are the best as far as the planned construction and that it’s not too destabilizing to living.

  10. Julie Banks says:

    Your house looks beautiful, Mo. No wonder your landlady was impressed! I think the reason we have never moved is that I’m such a hoarder! I’ve been intending to paint the study for years but I can’t face going through my two bookcases (chockers) and deciding which of the well-loved volumes can go. xxx

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Julie))) I have spent a lifetime collecting books, it’s hard to let any go but I try to keep them down to what will fit on the shelves!

  11. Susan Hemann says:

    lovely place to live! great gardens

  12. Judy Martin says:

    thank you for the visit to your creative living space – I feel as if I have inhaled an essence of you – all my senses are filled. xo

  13. Nancy says:

    Ah, the indoor visit from the landlord…something I always dread. My landlords would not understand art stuff, at all! And I so get what you say, as most of the stuff is mine. J. has a bit more than your guy!! A few guitars, amps, percussion instruments, electronic drum set and a bunch of recording equipment (his studio is out in the ‘garage’. That and some books and clothes. The rest is mine to get rid of! I love seeing your space and where you make your magic. 🙂

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