Thursday, September 29, 2011

Last post from this address

I'm tired, but not sad anymore.  I'm there.  I'm ready.

Poor Penny Loafer is a little confused with all the going ons.  All the stuff is gone!  Well, not exactly gone, because we have sold a lot to the new owners (which I think is actually keeping her sane) because if it would be totally empty before we go tomorrow she would be a little cranky. But, she knows something is up.  Even Gord and I found it a little odd tonight because we could not sit on our comfy chairs after supper and watch the news.  We sat at the kitchen table (which is staying in the house) and didn't know where to go from there.  Dog sat in the barren TV room waiting for some ear scratching time. Gord had a shower went to bed...I sat down at my makeshift desk to type to this post. Dog is still waiting. 

We were 90 percent done yesterday, we would have been 100 percent done if my husband was not a hoarder...even the moving people could not believe the shit he keeps.  Sure I kept some stuff....but OMG...a garage and two sheds of "what ifs"... he promised to go through it at the new house and purge, but once a tool junkie always a tool junkie.  How many tools do you need?  How many tool boxes do you need?  Gawd.  He loves throwing my shit away. I don't even have much anymore, I have done the purge.  Every year in fall he goes through the garage (full of his shit) and his two sheds and re-arranges them.  Because if they look neat you might not realize he has a problem.  Snow blowers, snow plows, roto tillers, motorcycles...etc. the list never ends.  But, it never fails....never ever....he comes across my old fishing kit and rod and says...well you never fish anymore let's chuck this!  Seriously that is the only thing I store in the garage.  The rod and kit takes about 12 inches of space.   And every year I explain it means something to me because my dad and I always fished together and maybe one day I may or may not take it up again, but if I do I have the tools I need to do it. This has gone on for years and years.  Today, as the movers were moving the last bits out of the garage...Gord called me into the garage and asked if I wanted to keep my old rod and fishing kit. WELL FUCK.... sometimes you want to take a bat and smack him.  What part of what I have said over twenty years did he not understand.  I guess he thought I would get over  using 12 inches of his real estate.  I just gave him the "look".... no talking was necessary... and on the truck it went. Sometimes I just have to shake my head. least he build a 4 car garage to store the stuff he had in a double garage and two sheds.  I'm wondering if there will be enough room for my rod and kit....or hey...maybe my car!!!

I am having a little fun at his expense to be sure...I will let you know when it's all done and said.

Looking forward to tomorrow and a new beginning in a new neighbourhood. 

Monday, September 26, 2011

hey ho

No whining here today. Papers all's a go. 

I will have to admit that I have been a bit of a dink about this house.  I was so scared we wouldn't be able to afford it and didn't trust my husband enough when he told me ... it was going to all work out.  Well it worked out ... and more.....we will be just fine.  

As you probably know we are leaving most of our vintage 1970's furniture here for the new owners, I went shopping for a new bedroom set. more water bed for us old hippies... this is one I choose.

This is the electric fireplace/TV stand that goes with it.

I think I can live with this.  Plus we will get a chest of drawers to match....because we are cool. But if I can get a waterbed mattress for this set ... I WILL. 

We will be living without a lot furniture for a few months, but I don't care.  Our first priority is to put in a fence for Penny Loafer.  I don't want to loose her.  We have had a few visits to the house but I don't think she gets it yet.  So I will have to make her feel like it's her home. 

I am so pumped tonight after all has been said and done....and on Wednesday the movers are coming for what we have left.....then I have until Friday to actually move our office stuff...just stuff you don't want movers to move unless they lose it. That will be all in the back of my truck with my computers etc.  Also I will be moving the stuff from our fridge and freezer...and all the dishes etc. I didn't pack.  I bought an air bed so we will have something to sleep in until we get the the new one. 

Phew... 4 more sleeps until we finally settle in.

balonie....making a new home.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


I bet this the longest I have ever kept a template on my blog.  This must be serious business we are plowing through.  It is.  It's hard and stupid.  I would never do this again.  But I never wanted it in the first place, but if I am stuck living in the bush in a beautiful be it...heh.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The scoop

Thanks for wondering what the heck happened to me.  But we are in the final stages of packing and moving and the builders are in the final stages of finishing it off.  It's fine line my friends, especially because the builders ran into problems with our wood flooring.  A lot of it was put in three weeks ago or longer, but as time went by the installers were unsure about it.  It popped when you walked on it.  It cracked when you walked on it.  First of all they said it would go away..... in time...just like when you buy a pair of shoes too small...."they will wear in".. in time.  Yeah right.  it didn't happen and we had experts coming from all over Canada testing the humidity levels in the house, and they decided that their product was was the fault of the humidity of the house.  Now you got a fight going on between the supplier and the retailer and the contractor....meanwhile we have to get into this house by next Wednesday.  (insert the F word here).

Today we were told the old flooring that was laid down would be removed and new and better Engineered flooring will be put in its place tomorrow.  So they have until next Wednesday  before we move in to complete a lot of tasks.  Not just this one.  I am a little disappointed, but we gave them so much time to do stuff, but once shit came to when we sold our house with a possession date of Oct. 1...they had to move their butts.  I am sure it will all work out fine, but I am really, really tired of building the fucking house.  I just want to live there.

Our house is totally move ready.  We got Gord's big work trailer in the front driveway and tomorrow my niece and her big man friends will be helping us move all the boxes from the house into the trailer. Because we were unsure of the timeline of the move our movers couldn't guarantee they could move the entire house the same day because they were booked up.  So we got the trailer and we will move all the boxes in there and the movers can pick up everything from our house and take all the stuff from the trailer when we bring it there. Good lord.

I met the new owners on Sunday.  They will be buying most of my furniture so there won't be much to move other than TV's, our  bedroom furniture ...comfy chairs... AND the WATER BED.  heh...  I really had to laugh when the people were here to look over the furniture, and their younger boy about 10 I would think had a fit.....he wanted the waterbed.  Haaaaa..  The Mom said don't need a waterbed, and he said ..."it's so cool"... as he pressed his hands on it and watched it go up.. and down....then he cried a little and got over it when I promised to show him all the hiding places he would have in the lower level.  He loved it.  His mother will never find him!!!!  He was one cute little guy. At one point when we were negoiting prices for the furniture...he said... Mom don't spent too much because you promised me guitar lessons this year.  God bless his little cheap heart. He totally forgot about the waterbed.

So, yeah this is about all I can tell you.  I think I have taken pictures of the house since the last time I updated my house file.  I will look to see if I can find them.  This shit takes some serious crap out of you.  I am almost embarrassed by how long it has taken.

We have a beautiful house.....and the cutest taps in the world in the bathroom....I can't even remember choosing was so long ago.

FYI...spell check is not working tonight some things never change around here.

I also tried to put pics up in my house blog...but it just kept on spinning the pics around before I could catch them....what's up with that?   I will try again tomorrow.

My feets are tired.....cramping all night from all the walking I'm doing...need better shoes. Or ice-cream.