Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Settling In

Whew .... we've made it! We are officially living in our new house, almost unpacked and ready to relax. It was a long road to get here but worth it now that all of the hard stuff is in the past. The house when I first walked in, was a lot older than I had remembered it to be and filthy dirty. The previous owners didn't even have the courtesy to clean the place up, so things like the oven, fridge(s), carpets and bathrooms were a mess. I know that an owner doesn't have to clean, but come on now, after the money that these people made off of this sale, one would think that they would have felt appreciative. But as my hubby said, not everyone is like us and are concerned about leaving a good impression.

So after a few hours of scrubbing, swipes of the vacuum and boxes later, this house finally feels like ours. No longer do I have that sinking feeling that this place is old and decrepit, instead it feels like it has character because it is ours. Our belongings fit so perfectly in here as if after all of this time, it was meant to be. And, the best thing about this house is that it is surround by other houses that have young children. Already Kaelen has met new friends and has been playing road hockey with the older kids in our cul de sac. Kaelen so far seems to be the youngest but only by a year or two. The kids around here are great and seem more than happy to include him in their hockey games and treat him just like he is one of the boys. We have only met two sets of neighbours but they seem great. I look forward to the summer and sitting on my deck watching the kids run around and hopefully enjoying a laugh or two with fellow parents.

Good things are coming to us and this move feels so right. There are still a few challenges that lay ahead for us such as finding child care and then myself a job. But so far, we are still living in our euphoric high of happiness and contentment.


Andrea said...

Yay! I'm glad you made it safe and sound...hopefully you can really feel at home there too! :)

Goofball said...

argh what a bummer that the house was left so dirty...sometimes you truly can't believe the selfishness of other people. Are we the only people in the world raised with manners? Dugh

It's fantastic to read though that you are starting to feel at home there and that you live in such a nice young neighbourhood! Hurraaaay. Awesome. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

Hooray! I can't wait to see pictures of the new house!

Jenn said...

Glad to see you made it safe and sound. How are you feeling about the city so far? Is BC alot different the AB?

Talk to you soon


sari said...

I'm glad to hear this!! :-)

Best wishes on the rest of your getting settled time!

Beth - Total Mom Haircut said...

This all sounds so exciting. I can't wait to move to our new house in May. I love that Kaelen has already made new friends. Talk about feeling like it was meant to be - hockey in the street!? It sounds perfect.

Man, I hope the previous owners clean our place. I would have assumed people would have the decency to do that too...

Lesley said...

Yippee! Kids never cease to amaze me - I'm thrilled to hear that Kaelen's made friends already.

Generally speaking it's always easier for kids to make new friends than adults.

Jenn (of Life in a Nutshell) and I lived on the same street for ...get this...three years and then we "met" through blogging. We may have even been at the park at the same time and just never connected. How strange is that?

Anyways, I can't believe the previous owners never cleaned. That's insane! I think our old house was the most sparkly ever when we moved out and cleaned it for the new owners.

Looking forward to your new BC adventures!

Ashley's Mom said...

Congratulations on the new home and the exciting new start!