Gulp – moving again

So we’re moving – as of March 1st.  OMG, I’m moving again!!  There is a sigh of relief that the search is over, but dread coming that we’ve got to sort and purge and pack and unpack.  I’m assuming it will be a tad easier because Boo is older now and will be easier to manage – right?  RIGHT?  I’ve talked to him already about moving and of course, he wants to know why?  How come?  I said that our house is too old and we’re moving into a new house.  He then said, “Then we’ll stay in the new house until it’s old and then find another new house.”  We’re moving about 15 kilometres away to the North Shore -meaning I will have to go over a the most congested bridge in North America and be closer to the mountains.  More snow and rain but let’s face it, we’re in Vancouver and it rains a lot no matter where you live.  There’s already a tenanted suite downstairs, but we will have 3 bedrooms with master walk in closet (not huge American style), 2 full bathrooms, bigger living and dining area, our own washer and dryer and even a deck.  The kitchen is unremarkable, but plenty of cupboard and pantry space. No yard, but that also means no more lawn mowing and leaf raking.  Shops and restaurants are only a 5 minute drive away and there’s a nearby elementary school.  Did I mention it’s cheaper? Goodbye tony west side with its tree lined streets,dog friendly Endowment Lands, and overpriced crappy old houses.  Hello North Shore, big box stores and bear proof garbage cans.  Oh, don’t worry about me, the liquor store is a also a 5 minute drive away.

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15 thoughts on “Gulp – moving again

  1. That sounds great! No, really… But maybe it was the “closer to the mountains” part… of course I am biased and believe anything in Vancouver is amazingly tremendous. It will be easier. So much easier.

    Any clog stores nearby? 😉

    Xo

    Pam

  2. I’m sorry you are so bummed about the N Shore but you are also close to parks/trails along the Cap & Seymour rivers, Lynn Canyon and the Seymour demo forest which is pretty darn cool. And Maple Farms is there too which Boo would get a real kick out of. I know it’s not your ideal place but maybe you will like it more than you anticipate.

    • I FBd you the details, but not the exact address as I won’t be there until March 1st and I don’t want you and your kid banging on the front door screaming DUDE!!! Ha, just kidding ya, I do need to know the trails and I WOULD ADORE to see and your blue eyed girl!

  3. Congrats on the impending move! I’m sure it’ll take a while to get settled into the new place/neighborhood, but hopefully it ends up being a good fit!

  4. You’ve been on my mind recently — perhaps because I’ve started meditating? I associate you with serenity. Yes. it’s true. I know you’ll find it in your new home as well.

    • Serenity?! LOL. You’re kidding me. Since perimenopause, I only have a passing notion of serenity. Ah, yes, friend, meditation is indeed a pathway to serenity. I’m actually warming to the idea of moving.

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