Archive for February, 2011
Well, here we are close to 3000!
So I ask each of you, my faithful readers, to visit as much as possible and tell all your friends…let’s see if we can reach this next milestone together.
One last note, I have been studying 1 Corinthians in my own personal study but just haven’t had time to post my journey through this amazing and applicable book online. Please be patient with me as I get back to posting my “Journey Thru the Bible” regularly.
Yesterday was literally the end of a chapter in our life. We picked up the cheque at the lawyers for the close of our old house around 4pm and said good-bye to Whitby, Durham and good and bad memories. Now we can start to figure out how we can wisely use this money to update our new house.
There isn’t enough to renovate the basement, as we had hoped, so we might have to go else where for money to do that. But we do need new appliances in the kitchen. I guess we’ll see what is most urgent.
So today, Feb 26, we start a whole new chapter in our life in a new city, new street, new house soon to be home. Hopefully Faith will start to refer to it as “home” and not “new house.”
Thank you to everyone who has been praying for our transition and for all the well wishes. You have all been a great blessing to our little family.
Sad to say but we said “good-bye” to our house in Whitby on Monday. De-Ann and I went there on Monday to clean, pack-up loose items, take down curtain rods, etc. But we didn’t know what was really instore for us, because we were there for almost 7 hours. Now mind you De-Ann cleans thoroughly and we didn’t have our vaccum cleaner so that made the job a lot harder. But you will see from the pics below the house is spotless.
It was weird as we drove out of the driveway for the last time. And mixed emotions came over us, excited about the new adventures to come but sad to say good-bye to not only our house but our great neighbours.To quote my daughter we said “bye bye home!”
Now we start our new life in a new city and a new house, soon to be called home! It’s getting there.
I am so thankful for the use of my Father-in-law’s truck (see pic below). He so graciously lent it to us no questions asked and we had it a long time. Truth be told it is actually my dream truck–don’t tell him! haha.
Now that I am getting better I was able to finally start working on unpacking and getting the house set-up to live in. Well at least temporary until the basement is finished. Sorry, you will be hearing a lot about the basement, at least until it is finally completed.
I cleaned up our master bedroom, the bathroom and got rid of all the boxes. It actually looks like a regular bedroom. Yeah! Now we have to figure out where to put all the extra clothes that was in our walk-in at the house in Whitby. It’s a good thing I am not using all of my closest. At this house De-Ann and I have separate closests, but combined they aren’t as big as the walk-in at the old house.
I also cleaned up Faith’s room which looks great except that we still have to purchase some kind of railings to put on the bed so Faith can sleep on it without falling out. In the meantime she is sleeping in her play pen with all her stuffed fuzzy friends. Now I just need to put up some of Faith’s pictures on her walls.
Shawn’s room is empty except for a crib and a book shelf, but when he comes to our home permanently we will start to put things that will make his room his own. Oh ya, I need to get a closet organizer for his room because the former owners took the one that was in his closest with them…ya I thought it was weird too…but they did.
The kitchen is now functioal and De-Ann has done a fantastic job of purging all the things we don’t need or haven’t used in the last 4 years we were in Whtiby. Yeah De-Ann!
The dinning room is still a storage area, but today I took most of the day taking all the items out and organzizing them into corners of the room (De-Ann’s office & storage) by where they WILL go once [say it with me] “the basement is finished!” Oh ya, I also washed the floor in the dinning room.
The only room I wasn’t able to clean-up today was the garage, but I do know how I want to organize it. Probably will get to it next week slowly a little bit at a time. I really want to set-up my work bench and put my power tools in place. Can’t wait.
Well, that is day 5, can’t wait to update you on day 100, which I am hoping will be the description of our new finished basement.