Friday, January 30, 2009

The view

Just a quick note to say that the picture in my blog's title is the view from our new backyard.

Hopefully I'll be able to stick a picture of the snow covered mountains up here soon!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

One less thing to move

I sold my mess dress uniform today so I officially have one less thing to move!

For those of you who aren't familiar with the military, it's our most formal uniform and it is not suppplied by the military. You have to have them custom made to the tune of about $550. That doesn't include buttons by the way. (Why? I have no idea)

Here's a picture of me in my mess dress:

Not the best picture of me but it's one of the few I have that shows me in that uniform. Also, please excuse the cheesy grin. I had just recieved my squadron challenge coin and I was posing. What's a challenge coin? Here's a link for you: Challenge Coin

I'm still technically a member of the military but I'm not active duty by any means. The mess dress uniform is an expensive piece of gear to have laying around gathering dust and I'm trying to declutter! I was able to sell it to a member of my former squadron so I know it's gone to a good home.

This all reminds me...I'd better go tell the military that I'm moving....

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The lawyer

We went to the lawyer yesterday and I must say this, no matter your opinion on lawyers, after the stack of paperwork we did yesterday, the law firm certainly earned their money!

There's a few outstanding documents but we'll be able to do them all without having to go back to the lawyers so I'm considering this step done!

I also went to work out with my trainer yesterday. Go me! I can really feel it in my shoulders today! I think when this move is done I'm going to spluge on a couples massage. I know I could use one and I'm pretty sure my husband could too. massage!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Black and White

We did our final walkthrough today. Everything looked pretty good. A few minor nicks in the paint to be touched up but nothing major.

Nothing major until you get to the kitchen that is.

Our appliances are all white. I have nothing against white appliances but we ordered black so this is a bit of a problem. (It also reminds me of a bad joke: Why are wedding dresses white? So the dishwasher will match the rest of the appliances! Ha ha...)

We also have no gas line to our stove. Not a problem at the moment since they also installed the wrong stove but it will be!

So, the builder has a week to fix the kitchen. Cross your fingers that it'll get done!

I've also been thinking about decorating. Here's what I have to work with:

Lots of neutrals. Hopefully they're easier to work with than the funky colours I have now!

Tomorrow - the lawyer!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Packing, pinching and winning

We're making progress here.

Lots of boxes have been packed. Suitcases have been filled. Garbage has been sent to the dump. I even have proof that I've packed:

Ok, so it's only two boxes but there's more downstairs I promise!

I will admit that I took a break a little earlier than I wanted to. Mostly because I'm being such a baby. I was taking my shelving unit apart and snapped one of the clips off with the pliers. I then pinched my thumb in the pliers and gave myself a nice big blood blister. (No pictures - it's kinda gross).

While taking my injury induced break, I checked out Princess Laserton's blog.
You can see it here: Princess Lasertron She makes the most amazing button bouquets and is one of the most creative people I've met online. (You must check out her wedding pictures!) Earlier in the week I entered a giveaway and I won!

Check this out:

I can't wait to create something with it! It'll be the perfect thing to "christen" the new craft room don't you think?

Saturday, January 24, 2009


It all starts with this. A black and orange sticker on the real estate sign. Our ticket out of the city and into our new home in the foothills.

My hope is that this blog will be a record of our new home for many years to come. First though, there's packing to be done! 9 more days of lawyer's visits, boxes, new house walkthroughs, boxes, cleaning and more boxes.