Posted by Elle Ess at 10:18
We received and accepted an offer on the house last Monday. The conditions are straightforward, contingent on financing and inspection. The home inspector came on Wednesday and the prospective buyers seemed happy with the results. Although the inspector did mention one thing to me - that we needed a gas line locate, and that because it appeared that the gas line went under the garage (it does), this might pose a bit of a problem.
Posted by Elle Ess at 11:53
Oh, and here's some photos of our new fireplace. To give you a bit of an idea of scale, the hearth will be approximately 5' wide when finished, and the mantle will sit 6-ish feet off the floor. Hard to judge scale from the size of the living room, eh? Having the mantle 6' off the floor is great for scale, given that the ceiling is so high!
Posted by Elle Ess at 17:41
Our friends, Laura and Gerard, have become honorary Grandma and Grandpa. In an effort to avoid "my Laura" and "our friend Laura" they've decided that Kookum (Grandma in Cree) and Mooshum (Grandpa, also in Cree) will do just fine!
Posted by Elle Ess at 23:14
The sad songs of fleeting geese have entered our fall repertoire. Warm days and the last of summer's lazy breezes play with our hair as we take a break from working on the house. The evenings have also once again become cool, anticipating winter's eventual, inevitable arrival.
Posted by Elle Ess at 13:28
Sadly, the City has decided that shared back-alley dumpsters are obsolete. We have been issued a "residential rolling waste cart". For all intents and purposes, this means that dumpster divers can now tear open our garbage bags in the cart instead of a giant dumpster.
Posted by Elle Ess at 22:38