Well hello there old friend...and by old friend I can only assume I'm talking to myself because after over a year of radio silence on the blog it's possible that I'm the only one still here. Okay, maybe my mom. Hi mom. :) It feels like forever since I've written anything or even checked in (nearly 13 months to be exact). A whole lot has happened in our lives since my last post. For starters - after 3 long years on this journey, we finally moved in to our dream house. It was such an easy process and I'm super glad we finally did it. The conveyancing solicitors we used were fantastic and the sale went through really quickly. The whole process was much less stressful than I imagined it to be which was also great! Now we just need to focus on paying the loans off (a friend is using https://www.sofi.com/home-loans/mortgage/ for theirs, so we may consider it in the future) and getting everything settled.
ONE HOUR. From Oshawa to Pickering?? Seriously?!? Do you ever have one of those mornings where you just want to crawl back into bed & pretend it's still the weekend? Well thanks to 401 traffic, today is one of those days. Ok, so we knew that moving from the Rouge Valley border to the furthest possible North East corner of Oshawa while the house is being built would add an annoying inconvenient half hour to our commute, but after 8 months its REALLY starting to take it's toll. Especially on days when that half hour becomes an hour because random pockets of bumper
One of the things you don't think of when you're preparing for a big move are the seasons ahead. As you might remember, it was August when we packed up our things and decided to move back home. Of course being that it was August, our closets had long been thinned out by the spring/summer edit; our warm weather clothes a distant memory, neatly boxed away and stored in the basement for the following season
Well it's closing day and it's with mixed emotions that we say goodbye to our first home. I actually can't believe the day has finally come. When we moved in all those years ago, I thought this would be our forever home. However things change, and certain chapters must come to an end. But I do remember looking for this house though and how excited we were. At the time, we were told by countless people to look for, and read the reviews of professionals similar to these top real estate agents in Toronto so we had the best chance of
We are less than 2 weeks till moving day and I just need to get a few things off my chest. Do you ever notice how websites always show photos of happy, smiling families packing boxes as they are preparing for moving day?? In preparation for writing this post, I did some Googling to find these images and I can assure you that these people do not exist in reality. They are a figment of some marketing executive's imagination somewhere. Anyone who has ever attempted to pack away a toddler's play room full of toys while he is screaming "I don't