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He’s home….

Much craziness the last couple days trying to finish everything before he got back, which I didn’t – but the tomatoes got planted, the kitchen is largely cleaner, coconut cake got made (despite a couple failures at the icing – … Continue reading

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The MOVE…

Frequently, often, it’s me who updates these posts – but James kept really scrupulous point notes during the disaster that was the 7+ days of actual moving, so I’ll let him tell it in point form… Mon Sept 24 – … 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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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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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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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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Gotta see a man about a horse…

Ok, really I gotta see about getting back ON my horse I had intended all along to take the month of December ‘off’. Forgoing working on the house for the holidays and company and all that happy stuff. I was … Continue reading

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This taking a break thing is hard work!

Sooooooooooooo…. I’d promised myself I’d take the month of December off of working on the house. I wanted to enjoy the holidays, we have company visiting (my son David is here from Toronto) and I just wanted to relax and … Continue reading

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And another room … almost done

Good heavens … I do hate the way time gets away from me… been meaning to post this for a week, seems these days I’m not just losing days, but whole weeks, months even! However, despite a few minor hurdles… … Continue reading

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In the afternoon sun…

I do enjoy gardening. Except for: the mosquitoes the ants the slugs and weeding the guilt – that if I’m doing something I enjoy, then I’m not doing something ‘useful’ These things are the bane of my existence in the … Continue reading

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More about Real Estate..

Another couple very promising properties on the market this morning… 241 acres, includes 14 acres of lake frontage, possibly dividable, house needs work but then that’s what we wanted. This one is nice, but we’d really have to wheel and … Continue reading

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It’s really not as bad as it looks

Updated the ‘To Do’ lists today. It looks long and huge and lord knows there’s still some big jobs, but also a lot of it is fiddly little ‘tidy up and finish’ jobs… Cut for your sanity… and mine..

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Up next…..

The family room… Spent most of my prep time cleaning up the mess from other jobs. Sorting away tools and electrical bits, and the messes the cats had made of so many things. New cushions will be needed for the … Continue reading

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A quickie

I now have 10 beautiful and healthy mature heather plants, (and two mostly mangy and dead looking hydrangeas – left in the Feychild’s room to keep em out of the cats claws they have – expired) This weekend will be … Continue reading

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More adventures in painting

My ed-u-mication in spray painting continues…. I loved the way the early attempts at trims turned out, learned a lot doing doors and bifolds Time to step it up a notch and try something outside my comfort zone…. we’re spraying … Continue reading

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I think I could use a bit of help

I’ve been working – off and on – on the gardens and landscaping since we arrived here. Mostly it’s been piecemeal, a bit here, a bit there. Largely it’s been destructive – plant removal. Not necessarily because they were ugly … Continue reading

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Take a deep breath, hold it, and HOPE for the best!

As we were planning the bathroom the big design problem was the vanity – originally when we were going to use the travertine throughout the bath a dark wood vanity made sense, but then we scaled the travertine back to … Continue reading

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The little bathroom of big work….

We finished up the master bedroom a week ago. Paint, flooring closets, lighting – but with the master bath not done yet I decided I’d hold off on posting completed pictures until the whole job is done. We’d pulled the … Continue reading

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Evolution… it’s a good thing

One of the really wonderous parts of this journey we’ve been on is the fact it really does constantly evolve. We start out with one plan, and it grows and changes and tweaks and before you know it it doesn’t … Continue reading

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More fun with colours

The Cairo Gold thus far has been a pleasant surprise – even to me. It’s not like I’ve ever picked a paint colour, put it on the walls and said “Oh MY! That just won’t do!” And while the ‘Battleship … Continue reading

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Colours

The wonderful thing about paint is – if you screw it up, fixing it isn’t that big a headache. But, I’m already behind and don’t really want to get into a week of painting the master bedroom. And of course, … Continue reading

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Tiny washroom – Big job

Another thing we can start that won’t cost us anything while we’re waiting on funds is the downstairs powder room. This hideous 1970′s wallpaper, and nasty vanity (matches the kitchen and upstairs bathroom – the previous owners tore it out … Continue reading

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