Thursday, May 04, 2006

Wow, has it really been since January that I've posted a blog here? I feel deep shame, I assure you. Crazy, crazy is life in a law office.

We have, however, begun to enjoy our Springtime. It started madly enough in January, with a seemingly innocuous little photo on the internet of a house for sale. I fell in love. My husband and I had just started to talk about the possibility of selling and moving somewhere else. We like the area, but in the specific neighbourhood where we lived, the constant construction and growth was wearing thin. Since we had moved in there had been about 5,000 more homes built around us, 2 schools, 2 grocery stores, 3 corner conveniences, 1 Canadian Tire, 1 Walmart, 1 Home Depot, and 3 strip malls. The noise level had grown to be so bad that no matter what time of day it was, you could never enjoy the natural sounds (even though we were fortunate enough to back onto a bush area).

So, I showed the photo of this nice little house to my husband, we went to see it, and put in an offer. Ta da...she turned us down. Okay, keep on trucking you say. And that's what we did. We put the little house aside in our minds, and kept looking around. Well, after another 3 weeks, we still hadn't seen anything we liked, and decided maybe we should wait until next year anyway, just to be sure we weren't "jumping into anything".

But wait...the seller of our little dream house came back to us and said she had reconsidered our offer (I mean really, if that's not fate, what is?). We jumped on it, and by mid-March, we were the proud owners of a 30-year old home in rural Ontario, with a 1/2 acre of land, and lots of trees, privacy and "natural sounds".

We painted, we cleaned, we gutted and renovated the basement. Ask me why we felt the need to renovate the basement right away. Because my husband decided before we even moved in that it would prove to be a perfect getaway for him and his buddies. He wanted to turn it into the ultimate "games" room. Complete with foosball, poker table, bar, tv, etc...Considering I talked him into the house in the first place, I was quick to agree that it was indeed a necessary expenditure at this time.

We survived the Easter holidy, spent time with family and friends, attended a baptism and a birthday party or two...and now we're up to date.

Talk to you soon.