It was a hectic time last weekend but we managed to put in an offer on a house before we had to fly back to Toronto. Before we started this process Paul and I put together a list of things we wanted in a new house. There were things that were non-negotiable for each of… Continue reading We have a house
One of the challenges with the move west is getting our two felines there. We decided early on that driving wasn’t really an option. It would be about 4000 km and i am the only driver. I’m not a huge fan of long distance driving – my ADHD makes it a challenge. I can only… Continue reading Flying cats
Well, that’s done. The last 10 days have been interesting. The buyers have completely drained my reservoir of kindness and flexibility with their stupid requests. Would we compensate them for the fact they will need to replace the AC and furnace at some point in the future? NO Would we paint the garage door a… Continue reading Sold
Starbucks name adventures
There is a Starbucks with a drive through window not far from our house. I usually motor through once a day for a mid-morning treat. Like so many food related businesses they are having a terrible time retaining staff. Lately they have started asking for my name when I order. This has never happened at… Continue reading Starbucks name adventures
The house hit the market on Wednesday. We moved the cats and ourselves to a hotel Wednesday. It seemed to be the easiest way to handle that first rush of showings and open houses. Keeping the house in ‘showing condition’ and keeping evidence of the cats out of the house was going to be too… Continue reading For sale
Travel Tuesday – Amsterdam
I haven’t done a Travel Tuesday post on the new blog. We have been in Amsterdam since Saturday. Here are some shots from our first few days.
If the travel gods are smiling on us we have arrived in Amsterdam. Over Christmas Paul and I were talking about how much more difficult it will be to travel to Europe once we move west. We decided we would try and pack in one more short trip across the ocean to take advantage of… Continue reading Hello Amsterdam
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
It’s a bit strange this year – usually I’d be cooking a fancy dinner for St. Patrick’s Day. Instead we’ll be on our first cross-Atlantic plane in four years. With everything that has been going on to get the house ready to list we haven’t spent as much time planning as we should have. Nonetheless,… Continue reading Happy St. Patrick’s Day
Happy International Women’s Day
Today we recognize the struggle, determination, and victories of generations of women and girls as they fight for a more equal world. Today we stand together. Now we need to work on the other 364 days . . . When women lead amazing things happen. Happy International Women’s Day.
No more relaxing days off . . .
Paul was off work yesterday. Poor lad had a busy day. The painter came at 9 to finish off the painting upstairs. We packed up all of the art work we weren’t hanging again after the painting. We brought five boxes of things to donate up from the basement. Everything got loaded in the car… Continue reading No more relaxing days off . . .