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    First - Congrats Sarah-Jean on #8!!! That is exciting!

    Second - ASHA!!! You came out of the woodwork! Good to see you my friend! You need to update (and get a family photo update)!

    Third - no I am not pregnant! LOL!

    Fourth - Yes, we changed our mind on the house, and really I think it is better. the other house was so beautiful that the kids would wreck it. In another 15 years it would be perfect, but for right now... not so much.

    And hey, in 15 years, maybe the house we just bought will be just as beautiful!

    We will be moving to an island called Quadra Island that is just east of Vancouver island. Check out Google maps and you will find it. It has 3000 year-round residents, and more over the summer. We had the house inspected and it has many small things (dry wall, base boards, etc... That need doing, and a couple larger things (vent in attic, fan in bathrooms, dry out the basement), but overall nothing that is a large concern. It has LOTS of indoor space and 5 good-sized bedrooms! Even better, it's on 7.4 acres, with a play house, barn, and lots of BIG trees!

    Here is a picture of the play house that Ivy and Leo (and Forrest) just adore! I can't wait to clean it out for them!


    And here is a photo of the barn. It is very solid and hasn't had animals in it for years (doesn't smell at all).


    And here is a photo of the house:


    I can't wait to get out there and make it home!

    There are fruit trees (plum and pear for sure), and 2 large hazelnut trees. And now I need some chickens and a veggie garden!!!

    Oh.. I keep on having to remind myself that we need to finish with conditions...
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    Oh wow! How beautiful - I'm seriously jealous! Your kids will love growing up there.

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    This is perfect and the whole property looks enchanted! I am really excited for you! You will be able to have gardens, animals, everything you need! That play house is so cool- the kids are going to spend many magical hours there. I know that there will be work to get the house fixed up a little, but there always be projects and you guys can handle that. It sounds like a beautiful change is about to happen!
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    Oh, I edited my signature pic, upon your request
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    Sarah just phoned that they have agreed on the price and will move ahead on the new house now. DSIL has been posting photos and seems quite excited! The first of May is the date...and we grandparents will visit a week or so later and (I hope) be of some help.
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    Fantastic!!! I am sure you will be of help - just keeping the kids happy and entertained is a huge help, so the parents can do their work.
    They found a really cool place with so much character! The property around is also a bonus!
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    Actually, May 2 is the day, so I hope... (unlikely) that stuff can be delivered that day. Unfortunately, I bet it will be the following week (May 5), so we will get to camp at the new house for a weekend before we get our stuff. I hope I can get some finality on that soon! May 3 is Ivy's birthday!
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    Ask Ivy if she could wait until we get there to party together! She might have a new friend already by then too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahsunshine View Post
    Actually, May 2 is the day, so I hope... (unlikely) that stuff can be delivered that day. Unfortunately, I bet it will be the following week (May 5), so we will get to camp at the new house for a weekend before we get our stuff. I hope I can get some finality on that soon! May 3 is Ivy's birthday!
    Oh the fun of camping in a new house- you think it will be so much fun, but sore body in the morning proves you so wrong. maybe get a big blow up mattress?
    Also, we have often moved a birthday celebration to a more convenient date- she will not mind too much as long as you do something to make her feel special on the actual day.

    Badwater Basin Y'all!

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    There will be so many fun things going on that I don't think the day will matter much. I am hoping to put together a celebration this weekend so that she can say goodbye to her friends/early birthday. I am not big on parties, but I think that 5yo is the first big one that they can really understand, and want to!

    Maybe I can find some new friends on the island for playing with!

    And how do people get everything done when they sell/buy a house. I wouldn't have a clue except that I keep getting told "you need to get a lawyer to...", "you need to have this form...", etc... I am so glad that costs are mostly covered because I would have had no way of budgeting for all these costs that keep popping up!
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