KYLE'S KASTLE II
Spent the last 2 days over on Vancouver Island overnighting at Kristi and Jason's. The main purpose was to take off the conditions on our contract for the house at Lake Cowichan. The house is ours ... or will be after we take possession on May 15th. Yahoo. So excited. The lot is small which is what we wanted, so only a little postage stamp lawn to mow. Being bare land strata, the road maintenance is taken care of, plowed when it snows etc.
After signing documents at the lawyers, and our realtor's on Monday, both Ray and I were ecstatic. We managed to celebrate with Kristi for dinner at the White Spot. She was on call and in between "baby delivery" at the hospital so that was the closest place she could go to for a quick bite to eat. That night, after dinner, she delivered 5 babies. Wow. Jason was otherwise occupied and so was unable to join us. We also spent the day purchasing a dining room table and a couch. All of our previous furniture was sold or the kids now own it. :) lol
Tuesday, we headed down to Duncan and spoke with a Design/Construction firm as there are a few things that need to be done to "finish" the house. The back deck is not handling the weather very well and needs to be upgraded with better decking. The driveway is gravel and needs something more permanent etc. The house also needs storage solutions. Very few closets, and the ones they have are poorly designed. As well, the basement is currently unfinished.
After our meeting we took Louise, the current owner, out for lunch. What a delightful visit. She is leaving a bunch of stuff for us and let me wander around the house at my leisure, picturing where I was going to put my things. The next 6 weeks are going to be hard to wait but we still need to sell Dad's house too. We have another showing scheduled for Saturday morning ... fingers crossed.
Wednesday, back home by 10:30 am. Another whirlwind trip to the island completed. This makes 5 times since the beginning of January. The next time we go it is to move there and sign the completion papers May 11th.
Cannot wait to move in.