Saturday, April 24, 2010


One of the things about buying a house in March, is the surprises you get in spring when the flowers start blooming...
Daffodils.... and Scillas (Thanks Claire!)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Moving Day!

After 2 weeks of cleaning and slowly moving small stuff into the house, we finally officially moved in and we were greeted with a rather unpleasant surprise...

Our sump pump failed and we had 3 inches of water in the basement!

Fortunately, because we hadn't yet moved everything into the house, we didn't have very much in the basement and what was there did not get damaged. The insurance is covering everything minus the deductible of course, which means we get a basement reno for a fraction of the price.No more dark, dingy carpet! You have to stay positive, right?

Friday, April 2, 2010

New Home!

On March 31st, 2010, we received the keys to our new home! We had been casually looking at homes for a couple of weeks, with no intention of buying for a couple of years, when we found this home. As soon as we walked in through the door we both knew it would be our new home.

We started our search with the intention of buying in the city, close to work. What we ended up with was a home on almost 3 acres of land in the country, and a 50 minute drive from work. Our inspiration to search in such a rural area were the cute and cuddly alpacas that we were introduced to last fall. It was love at first sight, and we started learning all that we could about these unique animals. Our goal is to one day have a small herd of alpacas grazing in our pasture.