Where did the summer go??!!
So, the house is ours as of September 22nd. We're busy packing, calling to change utilities etc, having potential tenants come through our suite, deciding on rennos (what we want to do vs. what we can actually afford...) as well as the usual church stuff, regular chores, and trying to squeeze in visits with friends. Busy busy!
We did go camping on the September long weekend - Waterton is absolutely beautiful, and we had a really nice campsite. However, the wind on the second night was so vicious it kept pushing the tent into my face, and when the wind let up, the tent would spring upright again. We ended up 'sleeping' in the car most of the night, and it shook like a boat on the ocean every time there was a gust of wind. It was a very uncomfortable night, and we ended up coming home Saturday evening... I'd like to go back again someday, but to stay in a hotel this time!
What else has been going on? We went to a wedding, and ended up at the 'old married people's table', which was mildly disconcerting! We went to Trevor's work picnic at Heritage Park, which was fun - I won a jacket and our team won "Name that Tune". I bought a really nice antique table at the church garage sale, and I found a butcher block kitchen trolley on Craigslist - both of which are now residing in the middle of the hallway until we move into a place where we actually have room for them! I went to see Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2, which I quite enjoyed. And, I'm an aunt again - my sister just had her second girl, Aidah - middle name still TBA.
My mom and my brother are coming for Christmas, so I'm pretty excited about that. I can't wait to have our first Christmas in our own house! I'll actually have a kitchen big enough to cook a proper Christmas dinner in...
My first tickets of the season for the CPO are this Saturday night, for "Swing, Swing, Swing", so I'm looking forward to that. I also have tickets for a Natalie McMaster Christmas special, a Queen tribute, and the Arrogant Worms, so it's going to be a good season.
Counting down the days now to moving...house possession on the 22nd, followed by a week of cleaning and painting, and then moving on the 27th, followed by cleaning the old place, and lots of unpacking and organizing at the new place. Let me know if you're interested in helping! :)