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So, um, yeah, I know I haven't posted in forever. Long story short ... work, work and more work. But I've started a new(ish) job. Same field, human hours. I even have supper with my kids every day! This is a good thing, as they threatened to divorce me.

Seeing as work would no longer be providing me with the amount of stress I've become accustomed to ... I bought a house. It's 91 years old, and it's adorable. Five bedrooms, two bathrooms, garage, partially finished basement. And we love it. We move in April 30.

Here's a picture of the outside. Oh, about the snow? We've actually had about three times that much snow this year, but it keeps melting between storms. Thank god!




Wow, I can't believe I bought a house. Mostly because it means I have to start packing again. Argh!

PS - Five bedrooms means lots of room for visitors. Hint Hint [livejournal.com profile] aithine

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Date: 2008-02-09 03:52 am (UTC)
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Congrats, my dear! Whereabouts is this located? It looks fairly spacious!

The only downside I can see you have to move already.

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Date: 2008-02-09 04:06 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] history-gurl.livejournal.com
It's in Copper Cliff. Cuz I just have to be that much closer to work, sucker that I am. And it has about 1700 square feet. I won't have to see the kids for days at a time. *grin*

Which movers did you use? I have decided I refuse to lift a single damn box this time.

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Date: 2008-02-09 04:51 pm (UTC)
ancarett: Change the World - Jack Layton's Last Letter (Default)
From: [personal profile] ancarett
Copper Cliff is great -- Mike and I love the town and its architecture! 1700 square feet is awesome -- and a garage for your car, I hope (since that's pretty much a necessity in Copper Cliff).

We used AMJ Campbell -- the fellows who moved us were absolutely, positively great but the company only sent a half-sized truck (all their bigs ones were out on long-distance moves) so that really mucked things up (if we'd had a bigger truck, we would have been able to move it all at once but this necessitated two trips and mucked about with closing on the old house).

However, if you're moving from a rental, that's less of a problem. And these guys were great at pulling things apart and putting them back together. And so easy-going while being very hard-working!

We've mostly gotten rid of all our boxes from moving but I still have three book boxes stashed in my office if you're needing any. When will you be taking possession?

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Date: 2008-02-10 03:31 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] history-gurl.livejournal.com
Yes to the garage. It will even have room for the horse related stuff we seem to be accumulating.

Hmmm, Campbell seems to be the cheapest too. Good that you've had a good experience with them.

As for boxes, I'm just gonna start grabbing them from the liquor store and Tim Horton's to start. Might buy some from the movers too. We take possession April 30, so we've got a bit of time yet. (Yeah, right, it'll fly by, I know). But don't ditch those boxes just yet. :D

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Date: 2008-02-10 03:43 am (UTC)
ancarett: Change the World - Jack Layton's Last Letter (Default)
From: [personal profile] ancarett
Don't worry, I'll hold onto whatever small-sized boxes suitable for book packing that I can find.

April 30 isn't too bad. The weather should be half-way decently warm by then, for instance! Having moved once in January, I don't recommend it.

Congratulations!

Date: 2008-02-09 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] salzanetta.livejournal.com
The house looks great!

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Date: 2008-02-10 03:31 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] history-gurl.livejournal.com
Thanks sweetie. We're pretty excited. I'll post pictures of the inside when I have them.

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Date: 2008-02-09 05:19 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
The house looks AWESOME!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

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Date: 2008-02-10 03:32 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] history-gurl.livejournal.com
You're a goof! And thank you. I may schedule a break down when we get closer to the closing date, but for now it's all good.

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Date: 2008-02-13 06:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] solo-from-uncle.livejournal.com
So cool is this house!

It looks so... so... American.

Do send more pics. Preferably before any pending breakdown, as to minimize the shaking of the camera.

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Date: 2008-02-14 10:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] history-gurl.livejournal.com
Is not American. Is ... um ... NORTH American. Yeah, that's it!

I should have more pics soon. Yay!!!

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Date: 2008-02-09 05:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cmk418.livejournal.com
Hey, welcome back! Congratulations on both the new job and new house (it looks very nice). Hope that less work will mean more writing for you.

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Date: 2008-02-10 03:33 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] history-gurl.livejournal.com
I'm hoping to write again one day. Maybe the house will inspire me?

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Date: 2008-02-09 11:38 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] 01100100.livejournal.com
Wow, it's gorgeous. Congrats :)

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Date: 2008-02-10 03:34 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] history-gurl.livejournal.com
Thanks sweetie. If you're ever on this side of the pond, feel free to drop by. *g*

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Date: 2008-02-10 12:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] 01100100.livejournal.com
Aw, thanks for the invite :)

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Date: 2008-02-10 01:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aithine
Dude, I'm totally there! *vbg* Gimme a few months to get more clients and work lined up (arg) and finish the opera and and and. Hmm, ok, maybe May or June? *vbg*

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Date: 2008-02-10 01:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aithine
Also, wheeeeeeeeee! Congrats! *throws confetti*

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Date: 2008-02-10 03:35 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] history-gurl.livejournal.com
We shall get this organized, my friend. August will be perfect! And I'll change that plaid wallpaper by then ... probably.

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Date: 2008-02-10 03:54 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aithine
Looking at my calendar, August isn't going to work for me. *g* The Democratic National Convention is in Denver in August (end of the month), as is WorldCon (beginning of the month), and I'm prolly gonna volunteer at one and work at the other. (Damn it, why can't I just win the lottery? *g*)

And I'll change that plaid wallpaper by then ... probably.

LOL *Sure* you will.

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Date: 2008-02-11 02:22 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] history-gurl.livejournal.com
Okay, June could work. We can do this, dammit!

And plaid is totally your colour.

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Date: 2008-02-14 09:12 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] lyrstzha.livejournal.com
Congratulations! That's great news, and the house looks really lovely.

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Date: 2008-02-14 10:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] history-gurl.livejournal.com
Thank you, darlin'. I'm a little bit excited. And I'm hoping to actually have time to be on Livejournal more often too. Heck, I might even write.

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