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Here Comes The Panic

November 5, 2009

I’m almost into count-down mode. We get possession of our house 3 weeks from today. And I’m starting to get worried. Why, you ask?

The mortgage broker’s assistant emailed today asking for 2 things that we’ve already given them. One I faxed them on October 10th – I still have the fax cover sheet to prove it. The other was an amendment to our offer to purchase, which we signed the day after we signed the offer to purchase. So now I’m a bit worried about them. Is it just a lack of communication between our broker and her two assistants, or what?

I’m worried about our down payment. We’re withdrawing money from Court’s RRSP at work, and they neglected to tell their contributors that

  1. there are blackout periods where you can’t withdraw funds
  2. that there is a total pool of money that employees can withdraw from, and each employee only gets a certain percentage. In this case, it’s less than half of what we had planned on
  3. it takes the RRSP provider an inordinate amount of time to get your request processed and get the money to you. We asked for our money for Nov. 12 and they said they’ll try

I’m worried about packing. 760 square foot house with 3 people, a dog, and way too much crap, and I’ve packed a total of 4 boxes. OK, 5 but the last one’s not taped yet. Oh yeah, and we have extra stuff in our basement that’s not ours. And there’s a bunch of crap to get rid of. Luckily, we’re doing a dump run the week before we move so we’ll get all that out of the way. I want to get packing but with Court sick it’s hard. I want to pack during the day but I don’t want Penny downstairs, and I can’t leave her alone upstairs. I had planned to start packing in the evenings this week so Court could help then the big lunk went and got sick.

So, um… EEEEEEEEEEK! This is our first home. I know it’s normal to worry, but I’m not usually the worrier. Court decided to wear those particular pants long before I ever met him.

Anyone have tips on packing everything in 3 weeks? =D

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Our House

October 8, 2009

Our house is a very, very fine house
With two cats in the yard
Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy

Our house. It's a side-by-side, and we're on the left side with a little porch and everything!

Our house. It's a side-by-side, and we're on the left side with a little porch and everything!

Have I mentioned we’re building a house? There isn’t two cats in the yard… yet. Today we got our official notice of our possession date – November 26th. So much to do! Mortgage broker appointment, lawyer appointment, walkthrough appointment, schedule utilities connections and Shaw (phone, net and cable for anyone who doesn’t know Shaw). And maybe I’d better start packing.

For the record, this is what the showhome looks like, with the same layout as ours:

Living Room

Living Room


HUGE Powder Room

HUGE Powder Room


What the builder calls a 'tech nook' - we're making in a gated play area for Penny

What the builder calls a 'tech nook' - we're making in a gated play area for Penny


A little cranny off the kitchen. We're putting a countertop in to match the kitchen and the computer goes there.

A little cranny off the kitchen. We're putting a countertop in to match the kitchen and the computer goes there.


The kitchen - minus the bar. I hate bar counters.

The kitchen - minus the bar. I hate bar counters.


The kitchen/dining room. About the same area as the whole house we're in now! Not really... but close.

The kitchen/dining room. About the same area as the whole house we're in now! Not really... but close.