My Wife Is A Gangster

Posted on April 27th, 2010 in Does All Her Own Stunts, Emotional Angst, Made In Alberta, Migration Paths

ConfessionAfter a wild house-hunting adventure, and some much-needed quality time with my BFF, we managed to find a suitable dwelling, that we both absolutely love, UNDER the price we were willing to pay.  It doesn’t get much better than that.  Ok, yes it does, but it’s still pretty damned awesome, and a huge relief to us.

Cross you fingers that the faddangling with the bank (faddangling is my new favorite word) is settled out by this afternoon, and that we can put an offer on the table.

In case you are curious, it’s a smaller house than the one we currently live in, but it still has five bedrooms, so space for everyone.  The kitchen is TO DIE FOR!  Straight out of an IKEA catalog, which is my taste exactly.  We are going to have to scale back some of our worldly possessions in order to work with the reduced space (and we are talking almost half the size of what we are accustomed to) but I welcome the opportunity to really evaluate and purge all of the things we have amassed.

The new place has a sizable yard, with plenty of room for hounds, children, a fire pit, and a hot tub!

House stuff aside, it was awesome getting to see V, for the first time in like eight months.  We got to go out for beers on Friday night after Jack and I landed in Calgary, and we had a great time.  I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.

On Saturday evening we made an appearance at M’s birthday, and then went back to V’s and watched Dear John (super lame movie, but we poked fun at it and laughed a lot).  I really CANNOT wait until we can do things like that whenever we feel  like it.

When we said goodbye, it didn’t feel like my heart was breaking, because I know that it won’t be long until I see her again.  In fact time is passing so quickly these days that I’m sure it will be here before I have time to really think about it.

This week, and every week between now and the end of June, will likely be devoted to packing and other preparations.  This weekend we are taking Dex out for his birthday on Saturday, and on Sunday Aiden’s parents are having a big family get-together, which we are attending, and the kids are coming along.

Aiden’s mom has been hinting about meeting them for some time now, and although I’m a little anxious about it, I don’t want her to think that I am avoiding introductions on purpose.  Hopefully it goes well and there are no uncomfortable questions.

I am off to fill some boxes and do some cleaning.  I will post an update on the house situation once there is actually something to report, which will hopefully be soon!

Published by Shasta

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