Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Canadian for a day

As you may know, my husband is Canadian...I am not, nor have I ever lived there.

Last week, I took our dog (along with our 2 kids in the pouring rain) to the vet to get his shots.  (Don't even get me started about them charging me for an ANNUAL exam all 3 times he's been there in the past 7 months JUST for SHOTS....)

Anyway, the vet comes in and is giving him the shots and then says, "'re Canadian?"

:: me looking very confused as to why our nationalities would have been in our dogs medical records::

Vet:  "I can tell by your accent."

LOL  Um, OK.  So, I got to be Canadian for a day.  :-)

Monday, November 22, 2010


Wow, so the past 6 weeks have been busy.  At the beginning of October, we formally started the home buying process.  Early on, we found a house that was acceptable, in a neighborhood we LOVED.  We decided that even though the house would need renovations, we'd put an offer in on it.

The sellers were not willing to sell for what we were willing to pay, considering the renovations.  So, we moved on.  A couple of weeks later, I fell in love with a house, but we weren't crazy about the location at first.  By the time we decided the location was acceptable (3 days later) the house was already under contract.  We put in a backup offer, just in case.  I was heartbroken.  I LOVED that house.

Last weekend, we looked at 3 houses, and each one of them had it's pro/cons.  One of the houses we looked at was already under contract, but the builder was planning a house on the next lot.  We liked the house enough that we decided that we would go ahead and make the offer on the new construction which was accepted the next day.  It was a bit anit-climatic since the house doesn't exist yet.  But, it will be a great memory for us and Mini Me to watch it being built. 

The foundation is in, and we met with the builder yesterday to discuss our choices.  We've picked an exterior color, and are picking flooring this week.  The plan is that they will begin framing it Dec. 1.  So, let's hope for a mild winter so they are able to stay on schedule.  Here's what it looks like right now: