Sunday, 13 December 2015

Renovations December 2015

The renovations have started....the boxes are multiplying, how can that happen!  The ugly crown molding is gone and new installed, the way it should have been all along.

Ugly crown and door trim removed.

TV room....television goes on the brackets!

Many repairs...not sure what the renters did here but what a mess!

New crown molding!

New crown and all new trim on doors!

Many repairs to walls, etc. but a new coat of paint is on the living room, entry way and hallway.  One more coat to go.  The ceiling have been painted and looks so clean!

I think Stewart is waiting for us to leave so he can really tear this place apart and get down to some serious work.  Hubby takes me out on the weekend because this place is driving me nuts!  I like clean and organised and this is far from it!

Four days of work and then we start our Christmas vacation.  So looking forward to getting away!
Now this is Christmas the way it should be!

Here are more images of the renovation!

Window will be trim already installed! colour on walls and a white ceiling!  Love it!

Took this for old time sake....main bathroom will look totally different soon!

The boxes have the granite counter tops and vanities for bathrooms.

Can't wait to see the end of the polka dot floor and this ugly paint!

En suite under going some major reno's.

Monday, 30 November 2015

Renovations have begun!

Monday, November 30th!  Came home after work, Stewart (Alan's sisters hubby and great carpenter) was still here.  All the horrible fancy crown moldings = GONE!  All trim around the doors gone as well.  Stewart told me all the paint, new trim and crown moldings would be picked up in the morning and he would bring with him tomorrow.  OMG, hope I chose the right colors!

New counter top is on order, the replacement windows (2 for now) and screen door will be in shortly as well.  This place will finally start to come together.  We have the new vanities for both bathrooms as well as the new ceramic tiles and granite counter tops.

I started to take some pics of the before and after!  So excited to post when I get enough of them!  Hubby is just leaving Mississauga now, been a long day for us both!  Monday's....tuff day!

Saturday, 28 November 2015

It's Been A While!

Certainly has been some time since I posted on my blog.  We got moved from Calgary back to our home in Ontario.  Quite the long distance move.  Our stuff barely fit on the truck.

We are still not unpacked!  We are getting some major renovations done so we have been busy on the weekend picking out paint, vanities, counter tops, appliances, taps, etc.  It will look amazing when completed.  The work starts Monday!

Still busy at work....I still work for Calgary and do my job from the Oshawa office.  So nice to work where you like to live.

We were on vacation in October.  Spent 2 weeks at The Oasis resort in Palm Springs.  Beautiful place and the weather was fantastic.  Saw Bob Hope's house (from a distance) and spent some time in Joshua National Park.  Spectacular scenery!

Winter tires on both vehicles yesterday....actually 2 months later than you need them in on in Alberta.  It is mandatory they are on the vehicle by October 1st, if you are driving in the mountains! From talking to people at the office, it's been darn cold and storms already!  Snow and bad driving thanks!  Glad we are here.

Off today to the Santa Claus parade in Fenelon Falls.  Visiting with family and friends will be fun!

Sunday, 13 September 2015

It's been a LOOOOOONG week!

The day finally came and our furniture was packed on a truck bound for Bowmanville, Ontario!  I never thought I'd see this day!  Hubby kept telling me to have faith and that good things happen to good people!  He was right!  We take possession of the house in B'ville, Sept 15, around noon.  Hubby will be there around 10:00 AM.  Need a few prayers here that all our stuff is still there and there's no damages to the house!
Empty living room!

The movers have arrived! Sept 12th 2015

First out the door! it all going to fit!  The bed still isn't in there!

Mid cavity and it's full!

They teased me...said the bed would go on top!

Empty Garage.

OK....they got it all....where there's a will there's a way!

Inside the cab of the truck!  Sleeping on the bottom bunk only!

Ron, the mover! And driver!

Leaving Millrose Place SW, Calgary AB Sept 12th 2015

Next stop Winnipeg tonite!

I have three days to work @ Calgary Main (Westburne) then start in Westburne Oshawa on Sept. 22, reporting to my supervisor here in Calgary.  I will still be a Calgary employee and will work remotely!  Management and "higher ups" are excited about this...even Robert, the "Chief" of all of Canada.

The house is totally empty, and the echos in here is unreal.  We have the toilet seats that go down by themselves...well I cam down stairs this morning, heard a noise echoing through the house and wondered what it guessed it...toilet seat!
My bed for a few days

Empty washroom

I truly have nothing to wear!

Main washroom

Bedroom 1

Bedroom 2

Living room

Gives a whole new meaning to eating off the floor

Bathroom off kitchen

Not a dish to be found...except for Chinette!

Another view

A borrowed chair to sit on.

It was 32 degrees C here and sunny, what a scorcher to move a house!

Until next time......most likely that post will be from HOME!  Ontario!
Be safe everyone, God Bless.  Remember, HE truly does answer prayers!