Archive for February, 2011
We have now lived in our “new” house for just 3 short days, and you can see from the picture gallery below we have accomplished quite a bit. But on the other hand we have a lot still to do.
Since our basement isn’t finished yet, we have been storing all “stuff” in what should be the dinning room and our garage. So we are hoping to get the basement finished so we can finally get started on living in this new house. Having a separate room for De-Ann’s office stuff and a media centre plus two storage areas — all in the basement. De-Ann creatively came up with the plan of how the basement will look.
Today I had the contractor over to explain to him the plan and ideas of what we want the basement to look like. According to him it is going to be a straightforward job and as soon as we get the quote they can and will start immediately. That’s good news. Now we have to see if the money from the sale of the Whitby house is going to cover it. Yikes! Here’s hoping!
I wanted to send a special thank you to 3 amazing people that took time out of their busy day to take care of our precious daughter, Faith! I so appreciate you first offering to take care of Faith while we moved and second for giving her a place to have fun and enjoy people. You are very special people in my books.
A very special thank you from our family to you … Robin in Durham and Paul & Lani in Mississauga!!!
We are blessed, actually Faith is blessed, to have such fantastic people that would give up their own time to spend it with her. I know she had so much fun with ALL of you!
Thank you again!!!
So moving day has finally come and went, and I sit here in our new living room putting a few of the pics I took online. We had a fantastic moving team, first the guys from AMJ (Jim, Justin and Jordan), they were work horses and didn’t stop except for a few smoke breaks. They were fantastic and they did most of the work. Unfortunately no one was allowed on the truck so all we could do was moving items closer to the front door are in the garage. In Whitby we had three very helpful people show up to help dismantle things, pack boxes, and move items in the garage. Thank you for all your help Cory, Steve and Daniel.
Then in Mississauga, we had a huge gang of people from City Centre–can I say “I love my team!” and “I love my church!”–and more wanted to help but we had to turn people away. There is something about having people all around you that makes your heart feel good. Anyway, when we finally arrived in Mississauga there were like 11 people from City Centre running around the house, emptying boxes, putting furniture together, even one lady was perparing food for us to have after the move was over. Some of the ladies even found our sheets and made our beds. Wonderful people. So thankful for all of you…Deric, April, Caleb, Erica, Kristen, Patti, Karen, Diane, Drew, Aaron and Max. You guys are the best!
So I thought I would include a few pics from our move. I hope you enjoy them and you will see from the last few pics WE have a lot of work to do. And it is going to take a long time because we are waiting to get the basement finished before we organize our “stuff.” Uggh. Take note of the cool runners (in red & blue) the movers used so that they wouldn’t get snow and salt on our floor. Nice touch.
Sorry I didn’t get these online last night but last night was a very busy one with packing, cleaning and getting ready for the move. I actually fell asleep on the couch taking a breather. haha. De-Ann had to come and wake me up to say “let’s go to bed.” Then I went upstairs but the bed wasn’t made because I was doing last minute laundry. So after finding the proper sheets and making the bed I crashed…1:21am. Not much of an excuse, but it’s the best I got. I hope you enjoy the following pics of our new carpet as it is finally installed. I have to say it is very comfy under my feet!