Friday, 14 May 2010

Friday May 14, 2010-Phase Four of our Life

Today we began Phase 4 of our life together. In 1990, we got married and Gordon moved to Canada and we lived in my condo on Goth Avenue in the south end of the city. That's Phase 1. Three years later we bought the house on Shadow Court in the west end (Phase 2). In 2004 we sold everything and bought our fifth wheel and hit the road (Phase 3).

So our new to us house in Smiths Falls is Phase 4.

I was up bright and early as we had to be at the lawyer's in Smiths Falls for 9:15 a.m. We made it with lots of time to spare. (What good little Virgos we are.) We turned over our money and signed a ton of papers. The lawyer was excellent at explaining everything.

From there we went to the Roosterant for a late breakfast and then headed to Carleton Place to spend a few hours at the RV. Tranquil Acres opened today so the gate was open and we were able to take the truck in. I got a bunch of stuff packed up and Gordon put it in the truck so we could take the first load to the house. We left the RV shortly after 3 p.m. We were still early as we had been told they wouldn't have the keys till 4 p.m. or so, so we stopped by the library and I got signed up for a library card and picked out a couple of books. I can't be without a book! Then off to the lawyer's office. The keys weren't there yet so we waited and they arrived about 4:50 p.m.

Then it was off to the house where we inspected it and were pretty happy with the way it was left. We moved the stuff in from the truck, nothing very exciting, towels, sheets etc. The previous owners also left the washer and dryer. It wasn't part of the agreement so tomorrow I'm going to try them out and if they work I guess I'll cancel my cute little stackables. It's just too much for us right now to have to move them out of the basement.

It had been cloudy all day but late this afternoon the sun came out. I hope that's a good omen of things to come in our new life.

Here's a photo of us on the front step.


  1. Awww, aren't you two cute on your front steps.
    Welcome to Phase 4, please keep us posted.
    Welcome Home, Penny, TX

  2. HAPPY HOUSEWARMING. Way to Go! Darling house. Congratulations

  3. I love the house, and hope you are very happy there. For all the waiting and worrying when you are buying one, it is such a relief when you finally get the keys. Enjoy.

  4. We wish you every happiness in your new home and "Phase 4" of your life together. I am sorry to hear that you are selling your RV as even though you can't go to the states right now there are still a lot of interesting places in Canada to visit during the spring, summer & fall months.

  5. Be happy Gordon and Sandra! Stay in touch with all of us.

  6. Congratulations! Another exciting phase in your lives....


  7. Best wishes for you both in your new phase!

  8. What a lovely home. Best of everything in your new phase 4.

  9. A great picture of you two in phase 4 of your lives. Please keep us informed on the move in. Congratulations!

  10. Awww you two look just adorable sitting there on your front steps! Good luck on selling the RV, right time of year to get rid of it, all those folks with spring camping fever will snap it up!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  11. HI Folks:
    Great picture ! You look like two lovebirds about to do something "interesting" as you begin a new part of your lives. Best of luck to both of you and I hope you keep posting !!

  12. Congratualations. May God bless you as you enter Phase 4 and add a special blessing to your new home.

  13. We wish you happy times in your new home, and a quick sale of the RV. And, we hope you're not too far from the nearest RV park for when your friends come to visit!


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