frustrations Tag

Happy New Year friends! The holidays are behind us, we've said so long to Christmas decorations and lazy days. It's a new year, and with it comes the prospect of new goals and a fresh start....right?!  Isn't that how it's supposed to be?  Well for us there hasn't been a whole lot of that.  Truth be told I had an entirely different post planned for today.  Actually if I'm being totally honest, I had a different post planned for last week, but I digress... We're battling a serious case of post holiday funk in the Dreamhouse. 

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 for theirs, so we may consider it in the future) and getting everything settled.

You might have noticed things on the construction front have come to a bit of a standstill lately. Well they haven't entirely - we've merely switched our focus from the main area of the house to another. More on that in a bit - but first here are a few of the lessons we've learned in the last several weeks: Windows are expensive. Ok so that's not really something new that we learned. But geeeez! They're made of vinyl & glass people

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