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After losing the lease on our house two and a half months ago, we've finally found another one to move into! Yay! =^.^=

Known features include:
  • A dead-end street, so no through-traffic.
  • Two floors, no attic rooms, so no more sloped ceilings for me! =^.^=
  • The street it's on is sloped a bit (or so I'm told, I haven't actually seen the place myself yet), so the backyard at least is terraced.
  • A wood fireplace on each floor, similar to what we have now.
  • A landlady who actually listens, which is a great advantage over our last landlady. (well, her husband technically)
Overall, it sounds like a lovely place to spend our next fifteen years.

We get the keys on Wednesday, the 15th, and the plan is to do a walk-through that day, planning where things will go, then move the majority of things in on the Saturday after, leaving me in the current place as an extra security measure.
Then, the Saturday after that, we move everything else over.

That should give us extra time to deal with putting things in place, acclimatizing pets to the new place, all that sort of stuff.

Date: 2015-04-12 11:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Words cannot express how glad I am to hear that. Prayers answered, and how!

Do you have your own car, or is this place near public transport? From memory I recall being able to walk from a Skytrain station to your old home.

Date: 2015-04-13 03:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hmmm... I'm trying hard to remember. I know I took a bus with you from a Skytrain station to Fraser(?) University and back. From memory we met up at a Skytrain station when we started out. The journey back is less clear in my mind. Was my visit to your home on that same day? I can't recall but we might have disembarked from the returning bus somewhere close to your former residence.

Nevertheless it's not entirely impossible that I may have walked all the way from a Skytrain station. I love walking - just ask Old Wolf.

My fursona too likes to travel on foot as much as possible. There was a gag sequence I wanted to use in my webcomic involving Patrick's car. The first part would have been very shortly after the comic's abrupt indefinite hiatus, in the phone conversation they were about to have.
Patrick: "Good news! I've put the car back together again!"
Michael: "No Patrick... Good news would be a promise I won't be riding the next time it explodes."
Patrick: "Hey no fair! You weren't riding in it the last THREE times it exploded!"

Then later (about 5 years in non-comic, real world time) they're driving back to the street where they both live. Patrick points to the building Michael lives in.
Patrick: "Here we are! Nearly at-"
There's a small explosion from the motor and the hood is flipped up.
Patrick: [downturned mouth and looking around the hood at the smoke.] "...Journey's end..."
Michael offers to phone for a tow truck but Patrick is too proud to accept it, as he takes out his toolkit to fix the motor. Michael decides to hop (kanga) the rest of the way.
Patrick: "Are you sure?"
Michael: "Mom didn't give me these legs to win beauty contests."
There's a 1 frame silence as Michael starts hopping away. Then in the next frame:
Patrick: [To himself] "Glad to know it."
Edited Date: 2015-04-13 03:52 am (UTC)

Date: 2015-04-12 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Excellent news on all accounts :)


Date: 2015-04-13 04:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My mother has had a similar close call. After years of trying to sell her property with no offers she jumped at the first buyer. BUT she had just as much trouble finding a new home. Things were looking good with a property at Werris Creek and she even paid for a property assessment ($550) and then the swine who owned the place changed her mind abruptly and put it on the market as a rental property. She came close with another place but the asking price was just a teensy bit more than she could afford. She finally bought a place just in the nick of time, AND just before it was about to go to auction.

Date: 2015-04-30 03:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Heya Carl,

TY for the help on Kathy's site, appreciate it!

Also, you all moved in and stuff now?



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