Sunday, November 28, 2010

Someone pinch me...please! The Great Move of 2010 is officially over and we're finally living in our cottage in the woods! Moving day was rainy as predicted but we were able to pack and unpack the U-Haul truck in between showers. As we drove up to the house we were greeted by a WELCOME HOME sign Carrie had made. And, to see Mikey standing behind it...well, let's just say, kleenex was needed! We moved from the condo to the house and then from the storage shed to the house. All of this was completed by 3:30 p.m. thanks to lots of hard work on the part of friends and family. What wonderful people they are! Boxes still need to be unpacked, pictures need to be hung and the fireplace needs to be tested before we can enjoy our first fire. Yet, each morning I wake with a feeling of peace and contentment knowing we are just where we're meant to be....HOME.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Countdown Begins!

A very busy week...but productive! We painted, painted, painted all weekend and threw in attending our grandson's 3rd Birthday party in between (I think we're getting pretty good at multi-tasking!) Our son-in-law and his friend spent the past two weekends building retaining walls and yesterday topped it off with rough landscaping and a gravel driveway! I was speechless when I walked outside and saw the incredible job they've done (hugs and tears to both guys here.....). Brad the Builder finished the fireplace wall and it's turned out exactly as I'd hoped it would. I can't wait to turn on the gas fireplace on a cold winter's night! I've been asked why I opted for gas over wood. I'll defer that question to Mr. Amazing as, amazingly, he would only make a wood fire over the holidays. Now I can have a lovely fire with the flick of a switch! Next Saturday Phase III and IV. I am definitely getting excited! Stay tuned.