Category Archives: Progress Report

A moment to breath and contemplate…

Sooooooooo the last you heard from me I was planning a series of baking attempts and posts as I was working for an application to the Great Canadian Baking Show…. Then I worked 21 days straight, and even after that … Continue reading

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Another long overdue update

I admit, I’ve been bad about posting regularly this last year. It’s been busy and hectic and whole months slip by unnoticed. I took on a second part time job, because finances. The less said about that the better. The … Continue reading

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Health – Home and Finanacial and Personal

Woah….. six months since I last posted?? How insane is that? Ok, it’s been a busy six months. Getting my feet back under me after the whole health thing in April…. good news is that at my 3 month check … Continue reading

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A quickie…. just to let you know I’m not dead….

Oh my – we’ve been crazy busy, I’ve barely had time to click a few ‘share’ buttons over on Facebook these last few weeks let alone actually write blog posts. Lord knows I owe a few … like how the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

… And a bright and shiny new year full of promise and possibility awakens, (complete with the first proper big fluffy flakes winter wonderland snowfall of the season). Seems like every year we seem all too glad to kick the … Continue reading

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Well now….

I know it’s been over a month since I last updated….. it might be a while more. We are, now, as broke as I’ve ever been. We’ve made every effort over the last 2 years to keep this day from … Continue reading

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Fingers crossed…

I think the interview this morning went well … but then I’m never *sure* about these things. Despite the familiarity with the questions, I did struggle with at least one key point “Can you give an example of a time … Continue reading

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Well – there go the vegetables….

An early frost this week has put a quick end to what was left of the vegetables coming in. One ear of corn, there were still 2 doz or so on the stalks not quite ready All the squash and … Continue reading

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The only constant is death and taxes

Life is constantly changing and evolving…. little tiny bits every day, and sometimes you get a bigger curve ball thrown at you. Did I think that this is where we’d be a year down the road at this time last … Continue reading

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Good news – Bad news … but mostly good

So… he’s been home and I’ve been slow updating .. Not the reasons one would think… But yes, its a level of distractedness. Lots going on the last two weeks… sorting out the tilling problem took a level of research … Continue reading

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Alive and well…… mostly

It’s been 7 months since my last post *gasp* What’s actually been happening? The move itself was a nightmare, an entire week of one unbelievable disaster after another, and the kindness of friends and strangers that saved our bacon. It … Continue reading

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T-minus 9 days

First pod loaded, 55 boxes, 1998.5 lbs, one more pod to load this afternoon, then two more, one tomorrow, and one Thursday, (hopefully) – Friday / Sat / Sunday organizing the garage – two trucks arrive Monday, two blokes showing … Continue reading

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T-minus 10 days

“Dear, I think we’re gonna need a bigger truck” Ok, not a bigger truck, uhaul doesn’t have anything bigger than 26′ … we’re gonna need a second truck. So now we’ve got 3 4 pods (2000# @), 26′ truck – … Continue reading

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More .. stuff

The house has passed it’s structural inspection, there are some relatively minor issues that will need dealing with but nothing dramatic The water test came back a bit dodgy but that’s not to be unexpected with a dug well and … Continue reading

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T-minus 16 days

Well 16 days till we have to pack the truck and actually start the moving process. We have the utilities mostly set up, phone and power, we’ll order heating oil when we get there. James is working on getting the … Continue reading

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We have a HOME!

Offer was accepted as presented – $90,000, conditional only on a structural inspection – they’re actually gonna leave a few things behind we didn’t ask for, but can always use – like the washer / dryer, and 2 bedroom suites … Continue reading

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Down time…

Taking today off, and probably tomorrow as well… It’s been an emotional week. The whole business really from the beginning has been an emotional roller coaster and now we’re on our way down the final really BIG hill. We’ll reach … Continue reading

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May you live in interesting times…..

Well the contract we had on the house was getting more and more interesting, there were questions about whether or not they’d have the finances to close, but weren’t willing to sign a schedule of conditional on finance. Their bank … Continue reading

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*sniff*

I’ve just watched the truck haul away 1200 lbs of furniture, books, dishes, clothes and stuffed toys that are the total of my daughter’s life up till now. Fortunately I have a week to try and steel myself for that … Continue reading

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Back to the ol’ drawing board….

Our trip over to Nova Scotia was perfectly wonderful many ways. We had the most delightful host, a lovely lady with newfs …. just so we wouldn’t be missing our daily dose of slobber. She was delightful – and most … Continue reading

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Still up in the air…

Like 99% of all home deals, there’s always a fly in the ointment somewhere. The home inspection on Tuesday turned up a few issues. Nothing I’m overly worried about, but as the buyers are in Ontario and have only the … Continue reading

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And we’re off to the races….

Ok.. flights to Nova Scotia booked for August 7th, car rental booked, a very lovely friend has offered to let us crash at her place, home inspection has been booked for 9;30 Tuesday morning, we are all systems go here. … Continue reading

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We’re MOVING!

Yes, after 6 weeks on the market we have a solid offer on the house. There was a lot of to-ing and fro-ing on Friday and back and forth and sweating and $500 here, $1000 there…. but we have a … Continue reading

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15 months late, and more than a dollar short…

We’re finally on the market. Listed today with the agent we used when we bought here. He’s brought in a colleague as well. I suspect with a number of housing developments on his roster he doesn’t entirely have the time, … Continue reading

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And so … on to the next thing

Ah no rest for the wicked…. with the back splash tiling done in the kitchen (more on that later) it’s on to hardwood flooring in the office and upstairs hallways There are really only a couple big jobs left, the … Continue reading

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