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Monday, April 8, 2013

Brilliance and Stupidity- all in one day

Hello world !

We are in our new house in Sherwood Park, it's been less than two weeks, and we are mostly unpacked, and mostly organized !  It's been lots of fun to set up the house, but it has NOT been fun to unpack box after box.

When the movers came, the boxes just kept coming and coming.  We could hardly beleive the amount of "stuff" we have.  There have been a few trips to the thrift shop for some purging, and there will be more.  

We painted right away when we got here because we were without much of anything for the first 5 days !  Dylan's room got one wall painted in Calgary Flames' red.  I did caution him and Mat that living here, we may also become oilers fans, but the red still went up.  Had I known that our beloved Iginla was going to be traded, I would have kiboshed the red.  

Our bedroom got a wall in an amazingly peaceful purple.  My mother in law helped me pick out the colour in our last house for the feature wall of our bedroom and we picked a lovely shade of purple which my father in law kindly did for us.  I had one HUGE complaint about it-- It was on the wall that my bed was, so I barely got to see it.  This go around I painted it on the other wall-- the one I will see all the time.  And I love it !  Dyl was a painting helper, until he got bored and moved on.  

 And then on to the master bedroom

 In our house, pants are optional

We will have some house pictures to come in an upcoming post, but for now, today, I had two incidents of brilliance, and one of stupidity.

Start with brilliance.

These Ikea spice racks are now being used in our ensuite to store, and keep our daily use items handy.

BAM!  Love it !

Second, our guest room downstairs had door with clear pains of glass in it.  Lovely since it lets light and keeps this small space from feeling closed in.  Not so lovely because if you stay at our house, the bedroom faces our family room and play room, and if you are sleeping, or changing clothes, or picking your nose, we will all be treated to a show.  Soooo I found , for $9.99 a lovely sticky paper to put on to allow that light to continue to go through, but give some privacy.  Now if you are picking your nose in that room, I might see a silhouette of it, but not the actual act.  Genius.

And the stupid.  After my last text to Lia in my car, I put my phone in my purse, went into winners and was gong to text again.  Phone was missing.  Long story short, after about an hour, and a trip in winners, I found my phone, under the tire of a DIFFERENT car that was now next to me.

Lovely, brand new phone.  <sigh>

Anyway, much love to our buddies whom we miss tons and tons in Kamloops.
Hoping to come out your way soon and visit.

Miss you all, but especially my besties Sarah and Lia.