Opposite of Housewarming

I moved here February of 2020, had a few weeks of enjoying the city properly and then was confined to my apartment since. Never had a housewarming party and never ended up buying or unpacking the things I would need to host guests. I have a couch, one glass, a bowl, 2 forks, a change of bedding etc. You get the picture. I lived like a tourist in the city and am now repacking or shuffling boxes that weren't opened to move away. I realize that the "home" is not about expensive renovations In a gentrified neighborhood but the people and conversations had in it. Pandemic life prevented me from having any social connection at my place. It's bittersweet that I couldn't make this place "Home" but it was a weird and unexpected time to try and start a new life.


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Am Curious

May 3, 2021 at 1:56pm

As to why you can't even go outside. My uncle is 85,has emphysema with oxygen tanks, underwent cancer treatments the last year and he gets out every day. Takes his walker for a trip around the block and to sit in the sun in the park.

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Old time saying:

May 3, 2021 at 5:12pm

'A house is not a home' ... family, friends & neighbours is what makes a home. Oh well, somehow somewhere i know better will come although, i don't think it is paranoid to say, there are likely perilous dayz ahead for the human race before our human race evolves above the rat race. Anyone interested in going in on a land co-op up in the hills for food sustainability and mutual support?

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No housewarming either

May 3, 2021 at 8:47pm

A hazing warming was more like it after moving into a nightmare neighbourhood before the pandemic. No amount of renovating can cover it up. Can't wait to finish what I started and moving is a possibility again. A sense of community makes a big difference.

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May 6, 2021 at 4:58pm

I hear you, I have gone through a similar thing. My new place does not feel like home. What a terrible time to move and try to start anew. Impossible to meet people. Haven't really unpacked either...not sure what I am doing.

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