Wow, so, it has been just a wee while since I posted an update about the house hunting… we finally closed on the 28th of August! We moved in over Labour Day weekend, and then, of course, I started school the next Tuesday… which would be a big part of why this is the first update since then.
The house is fantastic! We aren’t anywhere near fully unpacked yet… we don’t have nearly enough bookcases. I think in the Spring, we’ll build a floor-to-ceiling bookcase for the living room. Maybe that will hold all the books!
Our first bit of home improvement was to put up a pot rack in the corner of the kitchen. By no means will that be the last, though… I’ve already created a list of projects. For the nonce, however, we’re just getting all buttoned up for the winter in our new home, and I’m knitting ALL the things!… at least, when I’m not at school, or doing homework, anyway. I’m already dreaming of Spring, though, and making plans for the garden. ~squeeee~
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I know, I know, it seems like it has taken forever for us to post these. Life has been a bit chaotic, as life is wont to do. So, without any further ado… here they are! (well, some of them, anyway. We’re still parsing and labeling.)
Thursday at work it occurred to me that the Big Day ™ is coming up fast… so I worked it out and would you believe, it was precisely 100 days?! So, yeah, I’ve been in a mild panic about that — there’s still so much to do!
The good news is, though, that it’s all getting done. I’ve got the invitations worded and laid out, we’ve got the programmes drafted and laid out, my dress has arrived and gotten the needed alterations done (thank you, again, Elayne!)… Pete has been sending me updates of the art and is’t coming together beautifully! I’ve got the fabric for my veil, though I still need to sort out how long I want it to be and how I want to trim the sides. Shawn at Fairy Wishing Trees has the main component of our centrepieces well underway. So far, the only real challenge has been getting a doublet for Himself… we had made arrangements with an artisan on Etsy but she never delivered. I found something quite smart on eBay, though, and it has already arrived! Fits beautifully and is higher quality than we had even expected. If you’re ever in the market for reenactment garb and don’t already have a provider, I highly recommend thlJudith, an eBay seller. I’m thoughtfully eyeing one of the Tudor gowns she has on Facebook…
The ceremony is coming together nicely and we’ve had some great offers to come help us with various bits of crafting that we’ll need to do between now and then! Speaking of which, if anyone wants to learn how to make mead, get in touch! Himself would love some help with that and is happy to teach in return for having a few helping hands!
So, there hasn’t been a lot of activity on the site lately, as I’m sure our loyal reader has noticed. One of the reasons for this is because we are moving!
Yes, this is our last month in the little country town we’ve been living in for the past couple of years. We found an absolutely stunning place that is closer to work, includes 11 acres of woods, a pond, and a house that is just wonderful. Herself and I are very excited about it…
…but there’s no high-speed internet available. We’ve looked at fixed wireless, DSL, cable, the works. The only options we have are 1) satellite, or b) cellular. Of the two, cellular seems to be the least onerous in terms of restrictions, interestingly enough, and will do what we need it to do best (especially MMOs). All in all though, a really good trade!
We’ll see you in our new place soon!