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Jun 12, 2014

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

One more sleep.

We have lived here for 31 years, 6 months, 12 days.

1645 weeks

11,517 daysMy houseFriday 13th we will living in our new home although we will still have our old home until we put it on the market.

We have made many changes in our home over the years. We completely landscaped the quarter acre lot and filled it with garden beds and trees. New fences. 2 new roofs. 2 new hot water tanks.

A brand new kitchen about 12 years ago. All new double paned windows and steel doors with a beautiful French door out to the back deck.

One, soon to be 2, remodelled bathrooms. A huge deck in the backyard that hosted many, many parties.

But we are also giving up terrible traffic noise, having to lug laundry up and downstairs,  groceries upstairs, lack of closet space and all the garden maintenance that is too much when you work full time. OverloadedWe are trading it for a home in a quiet, gated community overlooking a golf course. It has the garage, laundry room, powder room, living room, kitchen, dining room, office and master bedroom suite with a full bathroom and walk in closet all on the same level. It also has a full downstairs with 2 more bedrooms, bathrooms, rec room, den, media room and sitting area to use when we need the space for parties or guest visits.

The grass area is minimal and so are the garden beds. I will garden in pots which is so much easier.

We will sleep well at night once we get used to the quiet. We will replace our old furniture over time as we decide how we want the rooms to look…and when I say we I mean me lol.

We will have friends and family over for visits and will barbecue on that top deck overlooking the golf course and a magnificent view of the valley. I cannot wait to watch a thunder storm from there.

My excitement level has reached such a high level I have to remember to breathe. When I next talk with you I will be living here…..CHILLIWACK


   

11 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, how exciting. I am thrilled for you. Can't wait to see more.

Jackie said...

Breathtaking!
And I am soooo excited for you.
Congratulations. May the memories in your new home equal and surpass the wonderful ones that you have of the home that you are leaving.
Hugs to you,
Jackie

karen Keizer said...

Oh Lori, it is just beautiful!!Congrats on the next chapter of your life.

Jen Vandervoort said...

Oh you got it, YOU GOT IT!

I'm so happy for you Lori, it's beautiful, and peaceful, and you will make it yours in no time flat.

Congrats!

And the underwear, yes of course, but it didn't match my gardening skirt...

Jen

Vicki said...

Looks gorgeous! Happy for you both. I hope you enjoy your new castle.

Country Gal said...

Sounds lovely ! A bungalow will be for us next but still with land we love gardening and nature in our yard lol ! Good luck hope all goes well ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Aw, congratulations! I'm so glad to hear that you're excited about the move! Your new home is beautiful and I know you'll enjoy many years of happiness there! Enjoy:@)

The Path Traveled said...

Congratulations!!! Your house looks beautiful. Move on to new and wonderful memory's and enjoy your new home.

joanne said...

I hope the move goes smoothly and you are lounging in you lovely new home by weekends end. It is gorgeous and will be much easier for you to maintain. Congratulations...invite me to the house warming party, I'm only two hours away!!!

Elaine@fibremeadows said...

Wow, what a beautiful spot for a very beautiful lady to wake up to every morning. Very fitting!

Delores Arabian said...

Good for you Lori! I'm so excited for you. I feel your sadness too about leaving your old home, but looking forward to a new adventure in your new home. We are doing exactly the same thing! Bought a house in San Francisco and selling the old house in the burbs.
Congratulations and I hope you enjoy your new home!

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