Where do I begin? Well, our home took longer then we thought it would to sell. It has been a weird and wonderful real estate market this year.
Houses selling in a day and others languishing for months. Two of our neighbours, listed around the same time as us, are having no luck. One has given up and pulled it off the market but the other one is transferred so must continue to try.
We have an offer in on a house in a community (Brighton) around 10 minutes away but must wait until the first conditional offer is cleared. Our plans to move to Vancouver Island now have been put on hold. As with many communities across Canada the housing prices there have risen. We watched as the houses we liked quickly were snatched up. Our plan is to do this mortgage free as we are now. With the housing prices continuing upwards we will stay put here for a few years and save, save, save!
So at the end of August we will be on the move. I took the photo above and below in a park in Brighton. The community has two beautiful big parks for walking and a wonderful downtown. It is in the heart of Apple Country with apple orchards within walking distance. Chuck has gone back to work for a 4 month contract so will be working until the end of September. He has been offered a full time job there. It is tempting as the money is very good but his shoulder and knee are giving him grief so short term contracts are the way to go. I will keep you all updated on the house!
I planted tulips last Fall and then promptly forgot what colour they were! I love the pink.
I had the great pleasure of taking care of Toby and Oreo for three weeks while their parents toured Europe.
It was a joy as always. Only one mishap when Toby escaped from his collar while outside. Luckily it was a warm day so he just popped into the Iris's to keep cool and stayed put until I found him.
Oreo at 15 is rather arthritic and crotchety. She barely tolerates Toby, usually growling at him when he gets too close. She is very snuggly and loves to cuddle. Toby finally crawled up onto my lap for a cuddle the last week. I will miss these two very much!
It has been a stressful three months since we started all this. I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason. I hope it is revealed soon!