It's been a long hard week so far. The move went by okay but it was so hot and humid. We finally got something to eat around 7 pm. Came home and had a shower and was in bed by 9 pm.
For people who are my friends on Facebook, this will be a repeat of information. We have had two
major minor issues, one was dealt with right away and the other is an ongoing problem. Someone turned off the gas to the house, so after having a VERY cold shower on Tuesday morning I tracked down the site supervisor to come and figure out the situation. Dh told him he thought the gas had been turned off and he was right.
The other more major issue is Bell Canada. When we booked to have their services transferred to the new house I asked and was told we could keep our old telephone number. On Tuesday when we got everything hooked up, we discovered that we have been assigned a new number. THREE one hour telephone conversations too the call centre in the Philippines and I am "hoping" to have our old number back by this coming Monday. I am NOT happy and this isn't finished with yet.
There are all sorts of niggling things happening and "stuff" you just have to get used to with a new house. Overall though we love it. It's been strange getting used to having neighbours right on your doorstep again. Other than a couple of VERY nosy neighbours everything has been and is super friendly.
We are living on a building site and they are busy doing the finishing touches with stonework and landscaping outside. The dust is just awful and it gets everywhere. We have had a couple of days out of the house busy doing other things, so we got a break from the noise and the dust.
I am hoping to be unpacked by Christmas!! On Friday we are going to hang drapery rods and draperies in our bedroom, as at the moment I have sheets and a blanket hanging over our windows. I will post photos as we progress with everything.
I have taken a few quick photos just to show you some things, I will take more better photos when I have more time.
This is the breakfast area. We bought the table and chairs from Leons and of course one of the seats was torn so had to take that back, but they replaced it without a problem, so that was good. The light fixture is too sort out and the table is to centre underneath it. The flowers were a gift from my mam and step-father, they arrived on Monday; which was a lovely surprise. I need to hunt out a tablecloth that actually fits, that one was the first one I laid my hands on.
Looking from front hall to living room. All the shears/nets were from our house two houses ago I had kept them. I may or may not change them eventually, but they will do just fine for the moment. We get the sun in this room late afternoon to evening. As the back wall faces north and the two side windows face west.
This is the front of the house, they have been busy putting in the flower planter this week.
Back of the house. The deck has been built and all interlocked underneath it and behind it. The rest of the shrubbery is to put in and the grass and trees. It should be quite private once it's all done.......we hope!
Side of the house.
Houses opposite us. They all have walk out basements and they back onto a golf green and are up a height. The one that is a two storey has been customized to the hilts so I was told, so it will be interesting to see who moves in. There are two more houses to the left of that two storey house, both have people living in them. On our little bit I think there are only five houses occupied, with more people moving in over the summer.
I will write more when I have more time. I am hoping things will settle down over the next week or two.