I have a bit of a spark in my step! At work this evening, the agency chaplain is coming to dinner. I decided to go all out. I have to admit I'm a little jealous that I won't be staying for dinner. Steaks: (to be cooked on the BBQ)
Twice baked cheddar bacon potatoes:
Kinda makes my chicken fingers and fries for tonight seem unexciting ;p
I'm completely in love with the new house despite some "new house" frustration. I feel so at home and happy there. It needs more work than we first anticipated, but it all comes with personalizing the home. We'd like to paint and do some landscaping, and get a new garage door, and windows (most windows are newer, so only a few need replacing) and the kitchen needs a whole reno. It's not as bad as I thought it was though. We're getting a new dishwasher this week, because the one that's there works, but the door is off the hinges. We can't figure out how to make the hot tub hot! Ange's family left for Portugal yesterday, so now the house feels empty. Maizey loves the house too! I can't wait until next summer when I can sit out on the deck and watch her play in the yard. A couple of the other things we are finding frustrating are that a front window cracked the other day, we seem to have an infestation of boxelder bugs, and the tree that they feast on is on our neighbours yard, there is no remote for the garage door opener, and no keys to any of the locks! This isn't a big deal because we wanted to change the locks anyway. Another problem we're having is that we haven't moved everything from our other house. Mostly the stuff that is stored most of the year, but we're finding it hard to have time for this. We don't really have ant time off at the same time. It's just hard, but I know we'll get it done some time in the next 9 days. I'm also bummed out because both Ange and I work afternoon shifts on Halloween and we won't be able to go trick-or-treating with Maizey. I was really looking forward to it too!
We get possession of the house today. Angela's dad will be moving all of his things in today, we will be moving some of our things today. We have until the 31 to be completely out of our old place. We are hoping to get the bedrooms in today and most other stuff tomorrow. We had a final walk through of the house on Sunday. It was dirty! So I wasn't that excited. The people who were living there had already moved out and a cleaning company was supposed to be going in yesterday to clean up. Let's hope they did a great job. I want to paint all of the doors, trim and baseboards white, they are currently stained dark brown and I just feel like they need to be white! Also, I want to paint the upstairs bedrooms. It will all happen in due time. The good news is that Angela's dad will be having the kitchen redone in the spring. Yay!!! I can't wait because the kitchen really needs it! I guess Angela and I can spend the winter making up some plans for it. Exciting! Can't wait to soak in this bad boy!
I live with my loving Partner, Angela in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. We share our space with our 2 dogs, 1 cat...and our perfect little girl Maizey.
Since we moved to the town house, everyone is much happier with more space to play!