Saturday, 17 April 2010

Saturday April 17, 2010-Counting Down

On Thursday our salesman at Leon's called to tell us that the dark wood bedroom set was on sale. There was only one left and they were holding it for us. So away we went to Leon's to decide if we wanted the dark set or the light set. Both are pictured below.

I have always liked the dark set better. The cabinets are roomier and there are two extra small drawers in the headboard. It also looks more impressive. Gordon thought with only a small window in the small bedroom that it was too dark.

So, we canceled the order on the light set and went with the dark set.

Other than that, not much has been happening. We're having a couple of chilly, rainy days but it's supposed to warm up next week.

I did make a gluten-free shepherd's pie without potatoes (I can't eat potatoes) today using gluten free corn noodles (they look just like egg noodles). It turned out pretty good. Both Gordon and Nancy liked it.

Right now I'm trying to find something for us to sleep on in the new house. We'll be there five or six days until our furniture arrives. We can always come back to Ottawa but at least two nights we'll have to spend there due to the phone guy coming and the furniture arriving. I've been looking at used stuff but so far haven't found much. We might have to buy a couple of air mattresses to tide us over!

I'm finding that since I quit posting my blog daily, I'm finding it difficult to separate one day from the other!

Monday, 12 April 2010

Wednesday April 14, 2010-A Month to Closing!

Today is a month from our closing date for the house!

Today was an absolutely gorgeous sunny day. I had a nice walk in the sunshine.

Since it was also the day the housecleaner comes we headed out to our favourite trail, Jack Pine Trail. It was a little muddy but certainly not bad. We only had to skirt the trail a couple of times. They are also building boardwalks where there weren't any before.

A new part of the boardwalk

These two mallard ducks seemed very tame. They're enjoying some sunflower seeds that I sprinkled on the boardwalk.

Two male killdeer were chasing a female. Wonder why?

This little red squirrel is enjoying the sunflower seeds I put on the tree stump for him.

There are a lot of downed trees in the bush. We were wondering if a windstorm went through.

We saw lots of little critters and heard a lot more but still no deer, but we did see killdeer!

We got back in time for lunch and after lunch I took off to Carlingwood Mall to look around. I only bought a couple of things at Bulk Barn.

I found this on my Immigration lawyer's site. This is the plight of someone else who has had problems with U.S. Immigration. To read it, click here.

Judy & Emma asked why we need 4 phones? The answer is we probably don't however this is how we set them up. One set for kitchen/dining room, one for our bedroom, one for the office and one downstairs. With these phones you only need one jack and the other sets are just plugged in to electric and you can retrieve messages from the answering machine from any of them.

I've been getting some anonymous comments lately. I won't post anonymous comments unless I know who sent them so I've changed my settings so that anonymous comments aren't accepted any longer.

Monday April 12, 2010-Progressing Slowly

Not much to say the last few days.

On Saturday we bought a used hedge trimmer for $25. Other than that, it was slow until today when I bought a set of four Panasonic phones. They were on sale at The Source (Radio Shack).

We've been having some chilly nights around 0C (32F) but the days are warming up quite nicely. I've been going for my morning walks as usual.

Yesterday I went to Home Depot and picked out the paint colours for the bedroom. We're going with a terracota colour on the bed wall and a light taupe on the other walls with high gloss
white trim and doors. At least that's the plan as of now. The 'bed in a bag' that I ordered from the Sears catalogue won't arrive until after our closing date so I had to wing it for the bedroom colour.

I won't know till we get in the house whether anything else needs to be painted right away or not. It didn't look too bad but you never know what lurks behind someone's furniture1

I'm trying to find a futon for us to sleep on until the furniture arrives the Thursday after our closing. After, we'll use it in the basement. I didn't realize that futons had increased in price so much since we purchased the one we had in the house probably 15 years ago or so. So I've been looking at used ones online but it's something you have to be careful buying used. Luckily the covers do come off for washing.

Gordon is having fun with his new ipod and in fact, wrote a blog about it. To read it click here.

That's about the extent of the last three days. Stay tuned.....