I mentioned in my last blog that I had some very exciting news (at least for us) to share. Mike and I have been together for over seven years now, with the last two years of our relationship being the best yet. I have been living in the same apartment for over eleven years now and for the last six, he has been in a condo across the driveway from my building. We decided a few months ago that we are at a perfect point in our lives and relationship to move in together. We went for a flight around Niagara about two months ago, looking at different areas where we may want to consider living. When we landed, someone at the Flying Club asked us where we went. I said that we were doing some house hunting from the air and she said that she was selling her house. I asked her to describe it and it was pretty much what we were looking for. A few weeks later, she invited us over for a tour. We were very impressed as it was close to perfect for us, including the location. With less than a five minute walk to a large, St. Catharines beach as well as walking and bike trails. It was only a matter of a day or two before I texted the seller our decision. She couldn’t view the gif I sent so she asked me to send it to her sister’s phone:
Tee hee! Probably the silliest way someone has sent a message to a seller regarding the largest purchase of their life!
We are very excited. The closing date is at the end of April. We have pretty much completed everything we need to do with the bank and lawyer, plus setting up the moving crew. This wonderful news has certainly helped us to stay happy and positive during this horrendous situation the world is dealing with right now. It has also provided us extra time to pack, clean and prepare. I have already completed around 2/3’s of my packing and Mike has done a good amount as well. Having to stage his condo to sell helped to motivate him with that!
The kitties are thrilled as well, especially with all the extra space they will have to skulk and roam around. I’m certainly going to miss my awesome 10th floor view of Lake Ontario, Toronto, the Niagara Escarpment and downtown St. Catharines but I know I will be much happier in the house.
Today’s symptoms: I’m actually having a pretty good day. I slept in until after 8:00, which my spindly little body needed. I have a bad headache, but that’s the worst of today’s symptoms, so no complaints! Please stay safe and positive!