Sunday, April 18, 2010

Getting there....

Well, since I've had a break in the moving action, I thought I would post an update on what's been going on over the last few days.

Closing day came and went with little hoopla - simply picked up the keys and headed over to the new digs. After basking in the afterglow of home ownership, I headed home and decided to pack up the car with a load of home furnishings. It felt so good!

Wednesday proved to be a productive day as I met with Adrian to review the PDI list. To my surprise, almost half of the items listed on the PDI had been fixed. Over the course of the day, another 7 trades showed up to fix additional items. Very impressed!

It's been a flurry of activity with at least a couple of carloads a day over to the house. Movers come on Wednesday so I want to make sure as much stuff as I can carry is over there by then. And I think I'm pretty much there. Car loads have also been taken to the Salvation Army and to the curb for garbage pickup.

Shopping for home furnishings has also been worked into the mix! I have picked up new accessories for the bathrooms. They are Moen Preston and I think they're simple but elegant.

Moen Preston Towel Bar (18")

Moen Preston TP Holder

Today, I picked up a couple of bar stools that I have been eyeing for a long time. They are counter height and will go well with the breakfast bar. They have an Asian flair but are not too over the top. And surprisingly, they are really comfortable!

Stay tuned - more to come....


  1. Everything looks great Shannon. Congrats!

  2. I love the Moen Preston stuff, I have that on my Housewarming gift idea to my parents (and everyone going to the party)

  3. Wow!Talk about action packed days!! I bet you can hardly wait for Wednesday. How's Lucy coping with all the action? Diane

  4. Thanks Diva! I hope everything is going well with you!!

  5. Thanks Nessie! Home Depot and Canadian Tire both carry Moen Preston hardware - not much difference in price though. I wanted pretty much all chrome in the bathrooms so it worked out perfectly.

  6. Hi Diane - yes, things are flying at break neck speed lately. Lucy is less than pleased with all the chaos and she's off the to the kitty hotel for the next couple of days while the move finally happens. I'll be glad when this is finally completed!! Cheers!

  7. Congrats on the house Shannon! I was biking around the neighbourhood on Sunday with my daughter and made my away around your street as well (although I didn't remember which house was yours).

    Nice taste on the Moen Preston. I've got the same thing and they seem to go well with the standard faucets, etc.

    Again, congrats. Hope to see you around the neighbourhood.

  8. Thanks Fernwater! I took a quick walk around the block last night to have a look around - I'll have to venture out next week for a more indepth look!

  9. Where did you buy the wonderful breakfast bar stool with the Asian flare? Can't locate anything on the internet that looks as nice. How much was it?
    Please email me at
    Need stools for an interior design project at a boarding school.

  10. ditto on above post . . . wondering where you picked up the bar stool and how much . .. drew -


  11. The stools were purchased at Home Outfitters. Good luck!!