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June 25, 2015

Almost Home.

Yesterday was Possession Day & we received confirmation that our house was complete. We knew we wouldn't get the keys as the final inspection wasn't able to be scheduled until 4 p.m. Today, our apartment in the lower level will have a separate inspection by our County, then funds have to be delivered between lawyers & then we do our final walk through with our builder. Receiving our keys could happen later today & everyone behind the scenes is hoping to make that happen. But if it doesn't, if there is a delay, we know that "gotcha day" will be tomorrow for sure. I have to head into work for a bit this morning, then I'll be meeting our banker at lunchtime, then I have a bit of free time until I have to meet a family for counselling, then it's pick up daughter time, have some dinner then we're off to our theatre rehearsal ~ first show is in 2 short weeks! Today would be grand but tomorrow would probably be more realistic. Our moving company is set for tomorrow morning, so even if we got the keys today, we wouldn't be moving until the morning anyway. No complaints here at all.

Officially tonight is our last night sleeping in our current home. We've been here for 24 years & though we've been planning this venture for the last 14 when we bought our little piece of heaven, we knew when this day came, we'd have some tears for sure. Such a beautiful house, a lovely neighborhood, close to everything. But nothing can beat the chance to live in the country, in a quiet & scenic setting. A new adventure, but we are thankful for the memories we've created here. Sad & happy at the same time.

If you have moved, how did you 
say goodbye to your other home?

Did the excitement of the new home 
wipe away the sad of moving away?

June 24, 2015


We had 2 possession dates. The first was
May 20th. But then we had a delay with
the kitchen counters. That was resolved.
All are now happy & things moved along.

Our second possession date was to
be today, June 24th. But it wasn't
really looking too good the other
day, so we didn't get our hopes up.

But this morning, our builder sent
a text, asking if we can get the
inspectors out today so they can
sign off on the house & hand it over ....

What?? It's done? Already!!
Now the fun begins ~ moving ....

June 20, 2015

Too tired ....

I was going to write a nice long post today. But 
after a busy week & a big event, I'm too tired.

So I'll tuck my weary, freshly bathed body into
bed & try again tomorrow after a good sleep.

How was your busy week?
Are you tired & planning to get some sleep?

June 16, 2015

Do you Pinterest?

I thought it was the silliest idea in the world when
Pinterest started. But last year, at the urging of my
dd, I started my own board & am now the proud
owner of 826 "pins" that are very home focused.

Are you on Pinterest?
If so, what do you like to pin?

June 15, 2015

Another delay ....

This is the sink we chose for our laundry room.

This is the faucet we chose for our laundry room sink.

This is what they look when they are installed together.

Don't they look lovely & functional together? We thought so & love what we chose. However, the plumber is refusing to install said sink & faucet, claiming that the sink is round & the faucet is "too square" so it won't fit. And the sink won't work as it's not "big enough" for me to do laundry. To be fair, we have no intention of using it as a laundry room sink. I plan to use it as my gardening sink. But didn't share that with anyone, except my dh, as I didn't know that it was relevant to anyone else except me. So now we have another delay, as the plumber holds firm to his frustration with what we chose & I hold firm to my intent on having what we want in our new home. The adventure continues!

Shaking my head ....

June 14, 2015

Sunday Night Chit Chat.

I'm participating in Carla's Sunday Night Chit Chat. Hope you'll follow along! So much fun to see what everyone is up to. Here's my answers to her questions:

*Wearing ~ my sage green khaki's & a flowered scrub top with pink, blue, sage & brown on a white background. Bare feet & hair down today.
*Creating ~ our charity's Annual Financial Report for our upcoming Annual General Meeting. 
*Reading ~ posts about the finale of Game of Thrones. 
*Grateful for ~ life in general & the fact that my friends & family are all fans of Game of Thrones, so we'll have lots to chat about this week!
*Looking forward to ~ seeing a good friend tomorrow & bringing her some special treats.
*Cooking/baking ~ tomorrow I'll be baking for my friend & my family. Baking is something I love to do.
*Saving for ~ our holiday to our tiny island in October. We need to set aside $110 a week to make that budget. We already started & dh is expecting a cheque soon in the mail for $1,000. Our goal should be no problem to achieve. 
*Watching ~ a house reno show, kind of.
*Listening to ~ the birds making lots of noise outside.
*Hoping for ~ an note tomorrow with our possession date. 
*Learning ~ to let the universe bring forward the things that need to fall in to place & to trust again.

How was your Sunday Night?
Anything you'd like to share?

June 12, 2015


The kitchen in our new house is supposed to
be completed some time late this evening.

To say that I'm a bit anxious is clearly an
understatement. I'm soooooo very anxious
I feel like I can't concentrate. We're hoping
tomorrow we'll find out our new move date.

I'll share the news once we hear from our
favorite builder in the entire world ....

How was your Friday night?
Anything on your mind tonight?

June 10, 2015


Our community is today mourning the loss of a very
brave & noble police officer, who died in the line
of duty on Monday evening, senselessly gunned
down by an individual who was being questioned.

Leaving behind a wife & two small boys, his loyal
work kept our citizens safe but cost him his life. To
honor his life & his commitment, the city is being
covered in blue ~ blue lights & blue ribbons all over.

After word spread of his death, families began sharing
the news & porch lights started to light up the night
sky. We joined in last night & it was so comforting
to see our neighbors all around participating as well. 

Tonight, our light will burn again, all evening long,
into the morning light. I'm searching for blue ribbon
& have plans to place them on our trees & our front
column. Blue, like the pyramids lit up in the picture,
will be a focus for weeks to come, as we all take time
to remember a hero & honor his colleagues but most
especially his grieving family. If you have a moment
today, light a candle or wear blue. Share the love!

June 8, 2015

Oops! I forgot ....

.... to include this small, original art in
my post last month about our recent
thrifty finds. It was a very affordable
fee of $1. I couldn't argue that. 

Now I'm trying to see if I can find our the 
artist's name, which is tiny & in the corner.

Do you enjoy &/or collect art?
If so, who is your favorite artist?

Pride Parade.

Our community holds a Pride Parade
each year. I believe in diversity, as
does my dh & we have raised our kids
to love everyone. I hope this is not in
any way offensive to any of my readers.
It is for us a choice to love everyone.

The girls & our Mr. B. were invited by
eldest dd's nursing students to walk in
the Parade on Saturday. They had such
a great time. A peaceful but noisy time.

Today, our front hall sports one of the
flags expressing our support for Pride.
An opportunity to create conversation
& show love for the LGBT community.

Do you participate in community events?
How do you show support for different causes?

June 5, 2015

Pretty Bluebells.

We love our little treks out to
"Our Little House in the Big Woods".

So many things to see. And look
what we found today as we hiked.

Tiny but very pretty Bluebells. So
precious & perfect. Hope they last!

Do you have any favorite plants in your garden?
What do you hope to plant/grow this year?

June 4, 2015

Whew! That was close!!

I have a confession to make.
I did something today I rarely do.

I am beyond exhausted. Between the move, work,
family life, deadlines & my charity work, I'm pooped. 

And today, while the rain fell softly outside & my
co~workers quietly worked, I closed my eyes for
a minute & actually had a nap, sitting up. I can't
believe my body was so tired it had to find rest. 
But in the end, it worked to take a little "cat nap"
& now I'm ready to go for my class tonight.

How do you catch up when you're extra tired?
Do you find some relief in taking a "cat nap"?

June 2, 2015


Every May, our Caragana tree blooms.

Usually early in the month, around our
dd's birthday on the 5th of May.

This year, with our dry weather, it took a
bit longer but finally, here are the blooms.

Are your trees & flowers late to bloom this year?
Is your spring garden as lovely as always?

June 1, 2015


The siding is finished! The siding is finished!

A very long process is finally done. Now we just
have to wait for the eaves troughs to be completed.

One step closer to home sweet home ....