Sunday, November 29, 2009

gone but not for long

Wow!! where has the time gone.. 17 yrs of collecting down to two weeks of moving......

We are still opening boxes and finding a new home for all of our collections.

My sewing room is a dissaster.

We were to move in a room a day, but the painter took longer than anticipated. So our sons came and moved us last saturday. Our basement was high to the ceiling in boxes.
We have our main floor now organized.
Now where is that box??????? Oh my, we will never move again.. This is it. Famous last words.
I have taken before pictures and soon I will take the after...... be patient.

until next time.....

Monday, November 16, 2009

keys to house

Friday the 13th, is when we got the keys to our new home.

Saturday started at 10 am with the steam cleaners coming and cleaning all the berber carpet in the finished basement. \
He continued on to our home and cleaned our couches and chairs and ottoman.
Then we were off to our grandsons 1st Birthday at our daughters home.
Alex was overwelmed with all the 33 guests and sat in awe while we were all in sinc singing happy birthday. Oh what a lucky little fellow to receive so many lovely gifts.

Then sunday came quite early as our son, son/inlaw and our good friend helped dear dh load up the 24ft trailer and two trucks. Off to our new home.
My daughter and our friend helped me in the kitchen cleaning , frig/stove/microwave,dishwasher know the usual...

After a rather busy day, we called it quits. We have 2 wks to move so lets not get ahead of ourselves. We sat around sharing our aches and pains. Oh do we feel old.... That night I took a foot cramp, oh did that ever hurt. DH complained on a sore back, our son who is 40 said he felt like 80, and our son in law and friend also felt the same...

Today is a new day. Off to the new home to complete the cleaning before the painter arrives...
Did I mention we met our new neighbours, they happen to be 90 years young... And they were out raking leaves from their ditch. And we complain about our aches and pains, tish,tish...

We plan on moving one room at a time....until we speak to the painter and he tells us that he will be there until friday... Well that puts a twist on things. ...... You can plan all you want but nothing ever goes to plan.
So at least I washed down all the bedroom windows and cleaned the other rooms so now we just sit back and wait. Dh worked on his garage, set up shop, moved one of the old (1949) ford p/u's.
Tomorrow the computer room gets set up, as part of our plan....
and maybe just maybe we can move over my sewing room.
I have taken before pics and I will post them as soon as the after pics are done.
until then...........

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

time moves on..

Wow can't believe its already November.
By this time I'm already pulling out my Christmas decorations. Suprising myself with new finds, forgetting that I purchased them.
Out looking for my treasures to load up my urn on my front porch. But not this year.Here is a pic of our home one christmas. I'm knee deep in boxes.
My mind does not shut down. We don't have a front porch on our new home. I know I'm going to miss it.
I have booked the steam cleaners to clean our new home as well as the painter. We have decided to paint one colour through out . Benjamin Moore (muslin) and cloud white as the trim. One good thing is that we have 2 weeks to move. So we will move one or two rooms at a time.
I have being looking for my new table and chairs for the kitchen. I'm looking for a pine or oak harvest table(country) and pine and off white chairs or black windsor chairs.
I have found plenty on Kijiji. Still plenty of time.
I have decided to put wood shutters in every room, rather than curtains. So off to the blinds store and see how many $$$ I will have to spend. My dh says that I'm in my glory when I can shop. Who isn't??
Until next time......