Sunday, September 19, 2010

Why we are moving

Pictures say a thousand words, and this one explains why we are moving ...
This lake is literally five houses up the road, and is surrounded by trails (both winter and summer). When Rich and I saw this. we just couldn't pass up the opportunity to have a home that takes advantage of this little piece of country. We've already spotted our local blue heron.

This is the approximate area where our house will be. The trees and rock-outcropping should remain after the construction of our house.

Today we began the colour selections for the house.

These are the exterior colours ...

A little closer up ... the paint chip will be the colour of our front door and garage door.

Our kitchen cabinet, tile, hardwood and carpet selections ...

Our spare bath and powder room colours ...

And our master bath colours

So, did we make the right choices?

Monday, September 6, 2010

Busy times at Casa B

It's been quite a busy month and a bit since I last checked in.

1. My niece Sophie (14) came to stay with us for a week. We had a great time checking out some local attractions (Karter's Korners, 1000 Island Boat Cruise, Mont Cascade) and shopping in Montreal.

2. Since the muffin-maker (Shiraz) is officially out of production, we had her spayed on Friday. She is recuperating well from the surgery (also got her teeth cleaned ... sparkly!) however still seems a little more lethargic than is normal for her.

3. We've bought a new house (in Carp) about 10 minutes from where we are now. We close in June 2011. We are very excited since we have been working with a local builder (Holitzner) and have customized one of their bungalows to suit our lifestyles perfectly. The lot is larger than the one we have now, plus there is a beautiful forest and lake about 5 houses up the road. We will be sure to take lots of pictures and keep everyone updated on the progression of the build.