Monday, 5 November 2012

Day 1

Day 1

 The day we got the keys to our new (old) house! After much anticipation today finally arrived. We headed out early to make sure that Sandy hadn’t left a tree in our bedroom or any other major catastrophe. We gave the property the once over before heading to the Uhaul place. Our guaranteed 9am pick up turned out to be a 9:30 pick up, not a good start to the move... We were only moving some items from storage but with all the junk we have that still meant hiring a 17 foot truck and filling it to the rafters. Thanks to the helping hands of a few friends it was packed and ready to go in no time at all.

We grabbed a bite to eat and were ready to head to Guelph when we got ‘the call’, the keys were ready for picking up. Ooh exciting! We are now the owners of a century home! After 5 years searching for the dream home on the perfect property we are living our dream. Note I didn’t say the perfect home? It is beautiful but needs time and patience to drag it kicking and screaming into the 21st century. There are many features which I love and will keep but it certainly needs vision and loving to make it as fantastic as I am imagining.

JM and James took the truck, I drove to the lawyer then we met at the house for an afternoon of lugging boxes in the rain along a muddy path through the garden. A few challenges (sorry, opportunities..) which needed to be overcome and we were done! We gathered the remaining kids from the corners of the tri-cities and returned for our first time together at the house. Much excitement and running from room to room ensued. Despite the weather we toured the grounds (ha,ha) then returned to our modern home for an evening of Halloween festivities.
 We survived our first day and I look forward to getting started on this old beauty.

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