Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Big Changes

I know, I know, it’s been 7 months since I last blogged.  I usually don’t blog much once we get home from our winter south, but this year I was particularly negligent.  But I still check and read everyday, all the bloggers that I follow. 

Summer wasn’t the greatest in this neck of the woods.  Other than our Jackson whose was in almost everyday, our pool was only used maybe 6 times.  Grandkids are getting older and have other things to do in the summertime.  And the weather wasn’t really the greatest either.

Over the years we have been looking for a home out in the country with acreage and away from the city.  Our little town here is not so little anymore.  When we moved here 22 years ago, it was almost like being out in the country but not so now and we hate that.  So in late summer we starting looking in earnest for our country home.  We wanted it at least 1 1/2 hours away from Toronto, so that people weren’t commuters that live there thus it should be less busy.  We travelled several times to go look at homes.  We almost had one built but that fell through.  So we continued looking.  It was somewhat a pain because as I said it was at least 1 1/2 hours away from us.  Fortunately, we have a wonderful agent to kind of speck the place first and if she thought it met our criteria we’d drive down.  We saw some nice places, some not so nice.  And just when we had given up and were going to put it on hold until we returned in the spring, we found one.  Offers were written up and before we knew it, the place was ours. 

It’s just a few miles north of Belleville Ontario on a 2 acre lot.  Nice backyard for Jackie to check out.  It’s only 3 years old so is in great shape.  We will have a rec room/bathroom and a guest bedroom built in the basement during the winter.  We put our house up for sale and it sold in just over a week.  We are doing our own packing but having movers to do the furniture.  This Friday the house becomes ours and we will make several trips with a rented UHAUL trailer to bring all the smaller things and boxes down.  Our house here closes December 10th so we have a nice overlap.  We are knee deep in boxes right now. 

Exciting times, lots of work, but we’ll get through it.  We had to cancel our trip south to Panama City Beach this year.  We will have just too much to do to get settled, but we have booked for next year. 

There is room on our lot to park our RV, another criteria we had.  But we are not looking forward to our first winter back in Canada since 2008.  Jackson loves the snow, but us, NOT.

This is a picture of our new home….