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Home in SL

Today I returned home in SL. To be totally honest, I cannot quite remember how long had it been since the last time I had been there. For the last couple of months I’ve been passing most of my time in-world at Ephemeria – which no longer exists as I built it.

Life has its own timings, I guess. In a way, it is curious that the same day I signed a new rental in FL, I also receive a note from my SL landlord saying I was delayed in paying the tiers, which I had totally forgotten to do. It’s great that at ACS theya re very organized, that way I could simply remove my things and abandon the land.

Anyway, I couldn’t help finding it a bit odd that I was writing dismissal letters both in FL and in SL. With a mixed feeling of sorrow and hope I became conscious that I am moving on and choosing my path, which I expect will be healthier and happier than this last stage of my life.

In SL, I am obviously keeping my home and land in 100Limite and have no intentions of letting it go. At ground level, I might have my neighbours complaining about my sometimes odd tastes in landscaping and building, but there’s where I will now set up the scenarios for my pictures.

In FL, I am finally going back to a proper appartment, after a year and half in a temporary location which was my refuge from a world that I sensed as a threat but actually looks more like a bunker than like a home, lol. My future bedroom will have TWO windows, and oh boy for someone who hasn’t seen much of the day light at home this is a luxury!

But in a way, I am sorry to leave from there. My current landlord is the mother of a dear friend whom I first met in-world. They were a huge help and probably saved my life… and I mean it literally. They gave me a place to hide when my whole life came apart and my fears overwhelmed my senses.

It’s time to move on, however. Now that I finally accepted that my ex-partner is dishonest enough to want me to pay half the house while he asks the court to grant him the whole place with no reimboursement to me, I had to face the fact that I totally misjudged him and for eight years was able to love him and his daughters dearly. I guess that we all make those kinds of mistakes, once in a while in our lives. In a way, I pity him for not being able to support himself and his family and for having to take advantage of other people in order to fulfil his basic needs.

Me, on the other hand, I am on my feet again, in spite of his attempts to bring me down. I am being helped to trust myself again, and I was lucky enough to find this amazing guy who has been standing by my side in so many dark moments, supporting me in every possible way.

Bah, I didn’t intend o write such a long post lol. I belive I needed to landmark the moment, that’s all. I have my head full of images of my new place now and yeah, some of them are a bit… different, let’s say hehehe. In time and with a lil help I will be able to set it up the way I would like it to be. We shall see. Yesterday, I was smiling just before I fell asleep… you know the feeling when you’re coming back home ?

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At home

Yes, my own beach – and I believe it will not be a “normal” beach for too long, hehehe. Anyway, I’m leaving the frame for the time being. Be welcome to use it for your own pictures if you want to. Just have to look for it at the far southeast end of the sim 100Limite.

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*has a last look around, making sure she hasn’t forget anything, takes her bag and goes out of the door
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When we first moved to Sable South Shores back in July last year, Piu and me we bought this house:

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This is a Mirat house, with only 66 prims (optional 44 prim version for a lighter use), a very popular option from Parker McTeague which can be found at Park Life,. I always thought Parker’s creations were the ideal option for people who can’t afford to spend much but are keen on living on a decent, nicely texturised place – and since they are copy and mody, they give you full freedom to customise it to your own personal taste.

When we moved to 100Limite, the house came along with us. Recently, as we started thinking we would need a room for our sldaughter Eva, I grew a bit weary of it. I started playing around with textures but… errr… let’s just say that some of the changes didn’t go as I expected, lol.

I then decided to give my virtual shoes some work and went chasing for a new hous. We wanted to keep the garden in the front yard and didn’t want a closed skybox. We were looking for something cozy and warm, with a large living-room and two sleeping-rooms but unfortunately after days spent visiting all sorts of places I became disappointed. The house of my dreams was nowhere to be found.

And then one day I suddenly remembered I had this in my inventory:
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This is called the Moku Tiki, a work from Eric Domela which I bought at Tiki Huts Prefabs Bamboo Furniture Palms-Virtual Designs last year, while I was setting up the Summer Tropical Resort. Again, it had been a great buy with the added copy and mod advantages. As I rezzed it and had a good look at it, an idea started sneaking into my mind. I had some doubts that I would be able to grab that small hut and turn it into the house I was picturing in my imagination, but I finally decided I had nothing to loose and should give it a try.

It took me a whole day of work. Rezzing hut after hut, taking a wall here and applying there, closing doors and windows when needed, linking and unliking to be sure I didn’t forgot a thing, aligning textures… woot! However, at the end of the day, this was the result:
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I am quite happy with the final result. Most of all, it represents for me another proof that in SL everything is possible, for everyone. Even those with few to zero building skills are able to put together some nice thingies, don’t you think? For me, who have no particular skills, it is such a huge pleasure to notice I can nevertheless do a bit on my own 😀

After the house was placed, we could hardly wait to start decorating it. Our living room inherited all the furniture of the previous version, with just a couple of paintings I bought at Aral Levitt’s Bahia Tiki store.
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Because the living room turned up to be absolutely huge, we were able to set up a tv room – which previously stood on the roof, LOL. Now we can watch tv in rainy days and even in winter, when it’s snowing outside.
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Eva’s room on the ground floor was entirely decorated with items she found at the Lost Bunnies Hunt – didn’t cost us a single linden and ended up a coloured cheerful place for a 6 year’s old.
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And finally… our own very simple, rustiq with a touch of ethnic room. Furniture in here is a mix of free items (Nepal, BareRose and different hunts) with some adorable Belle Belle creations. They turned up pretty well when put together and gave the whole place a particular atmosphere of cozyness and warmth.
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*sits on the sofa and looks around with a sigh of happiness.

Yay! Isn’t SL just amazing ? I sort of built a whole house, hehehehe *winks*
Well, of course not really, but the feeling of looking at something that was born out of my own imagination, even if it was based on Eric Domela’s original work, it’s pretty awesome! Mmm… maybe I should send him a picture of this ? hehehehe

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Curious how this building has made me feel so much closer to HER. I am no godess, never wanted to be. That ought to be such an exhausting job, can you imagine the responsibility ? Nevertheless being a tree woman living amongst trees brings up the very best of me. Sooths my pain and keeps this happy smile in my face all the time. I am aware that often I step aside of my spiritual path, distracted by the world and people around me. I forgot to speak to her and I search relief elsewhere. Lucky me, she always understands… and she’s always there for me whenever I need her.

Now… she lives with me also in-world.

*Only problem actually is… my shift at Sweethearts is happening in less than two hours and I totally refuse to leave this place. Yack !!*

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I spent most of the afternoon rebuilding our home garden today. Then, as the day faded, me and Petros headed to BareRose and picked up the special “Hug a Tree” costumes. Along with each outfit came a tree, that put together with the other helped me to set up a very special spot.

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As the night moved on we melted into our branches and became one with Mother. I looked around and sighed… for I knew I was home.

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