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16 Re: And the count down is on! on Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:37 am

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hemlock wrote:
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Cap'n Clutch wrote:Is it March 31st yet?
No.

How about now?

Could be worse. They haven't even broken ground on my house yet. The townhouse where we live now has ONE (1) washroom. Meaning 1 toilet and 1 tub for 5 human beings.

July isn't coming quick enough!

Yikes.

17 Re: And the count down is on! on Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:57 am

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Mattamy sucks. My brother bought in Barrhaven by the Home Depot and his patio door has been leaking ever since he moved in Oct. '08. Has had 4-5 doors replaced and no solution.

18 Re: And the count down is on! on Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:59 am

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The townhouse we used to own had 3 bathrooms and 2 tubs for 2 adults and one toddler.

The new place has the same number of bathrooms but only 1 tub, is about 1000 square feet larger and has one more bedroom than our previous house. It also has a 3 car garage vs. the single we used to have.

19 Re: And the count down is on! on Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:43 pm

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I fixed the chart a little.


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20 Re: And the count down is on! on Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:08 pm

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hemlock wrote:
Cap'n Clutch wrote:Nice. We thought about building but it would have meant a much longer stay at my mother inlaw's and neither of us were too excited at that prospect.

This place was ideal because of it's location (10 min from SBP), it's close to a new estate lot community but we still have the feel of country living without having to drive to our neighbours. It also has two ponds, which we can freeze over and play pond hockey on. Not 43 acre ponds but still a nice size :) We also have an inground pool which we'll be getting a heater for. It's a mostly treed lot so not a tonne of lawn to mow.

We, of course, won't be able to do all the things planned immediately but, the house had the potential to be what we wanted as none of the walls we'll be removing are load bearing.

You'll get a big sense of satisfation doing it all yourself too. Not to mention, probably end up making the house worth more than what you put into it, so from an investment standpoint, that's sweet. Living a little closer to nature is also so much more peaceful too imo.

Your ponds may not be as big, but you don't have to share them with the riff-raff.

So where are you building. I have got to agree living close to nature is awesome. Its a shame they took away my meadows behind my place and started and stalled on a building project. Ahh at least the mountains are a hop skip and a jump away.

21 Re: And the count down is on! on Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:43 pm

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Phoenix30 wrote:
hemlock wrote:
Cap'n Clutch wrote:Nice. We thought about building but it would have meant a much longer stay at my mother inlaw's and neither of us were too excited at that prospect.

This place was ideal because of it's location (10 min from SBP), it's close to a new estate lot community but we still have the feel of country living without having to drive to our neighbours. It also has two ponds, which we can freeze over and play pond hockey on. Not 43 acre ponds but still a nice size We also have an inground pool which we'll be getting a heater for. It's a mostly treed lot so not a tonne of lawn to mow.

We, of course, won't be able to do all the things planned immediately but, the house had the potential to be what we wanted as none of the walls we'll be removing are load bearing.

You'll get a big sense of satisfation doing it all yourself too. Not to mention, probably end up making the house worth more than what you put into it, so from an investment standpoint, that's sweet. Living a little closer to nature is also so much more peaceful too imo.

Your ponds may not be as big, but you don't have to share them with the riff-raff.

So where are you building. I have got to agree living close to nature is awesome. Its a shame they took away my meadows behind my place and started and stalled on a building project. Ahh at least the mountains are a hop skip and a jump away.

I am jealous. I would kill to live near the Rockies

22 Re: And the count down is on! on Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:10 pm

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beedub wrote:
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hemlock wrote:
Cap'n Clutch wrote:Nice. We thought about building but it would have meant a much longer stay at my mother inlaw's and neither of us were too excited at that prospect.

This place was ideal because of it's location (10 min from SBP), it's close to a new estate lot community but we still have the feel of country living without having to drive to our neighbours. It also has two ponds, which we can freeze over and play pond hockey on. Not 43 acre ponds but still a nice size We also have an inground pool which we'll be getting a heater for. It's a mostly treed lot so not a tonne of lawn to mow.

We, of course, won't be able to do all the things planned immediately but, the house had the potential to be what we wanted as none of the walls we'll be removing are load bearing.

You'll get a big sense of satisfation doing it all yourself too. Not to mention, probably end up making the house worth more than what you put into it, so from an investment standpoint, that's sweet. Living a little closer to nature is also so much more peaceful too imo.

Your ponds may not be as big, but you don't have to share them with the riff-raff.

So where are you building. I have got to agree living close to nature is awesome. Its a shame they took away my meadows behind my place and started and stalled on a building project. Ahh at least the mountains are a hop skip and a jump away.

I am jealous. I would kill to live near the Rockies

its cool I have lived near and in the rockies for several years now.

23 Re: And the count down is on! on Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:23 pm

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Phoenix30 wrote:
beedub wrote:
Phoenix30 wrote:
hemlock wrote:
Cap'n Clutch wrote:Nice. We thought about building but it would have meant a much longer stay at my mother inlaw's and neither of us were too excited at that prospect.

This place was ideal because of it's location (10 min from SBP), it's close to a new estate lot community but we still have the feel of country living without having to drive to our neighbours. It also has two ponds, which we can freeze over and play pond hockey on. Not 43 acre ponds but still a nice size We also have an inground pool which we'll be getting a heater for. It's a mostly treed lot so not a tonne of lawn to mow.

We, of course, won't be able to do all the things planned immediately but, the house had the potential to be what we wanted as none of the walls we'll be removing are load bearing.

You'll get a big sense of satisfation doing it all yourself too. Not to mention, probably end up making the house worth more than what you put into it, so from an investment standpoint, that's sweet. Living a little closer to nature is also so much more peaceful too imo.

Your ponds may not be as big, but you don't have to share them with the riff-raff.

So where are you building. I have got to agree living close to nature is awesome. Its a shame they took away my meadows behind my place and started and stalled on a building project. Ahh at least the mountains are a hop skip and a jump away.

I am jealous. I would kill to live near the Rockies

its cool I have lived near and in the rockies for several years now.

Phoenix30: We are building in Auburn Bay, a couple of blocks from the new South Campus. Having the mountains is awesome. I love the view everyday coming down either Glenmore or 22X, seeing the Rockies stretch as far as the eye can see.

24 Re: And the count down is on! on Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:58 pm

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41 days 'till I take possesion. Smile


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25 Re: And the count down is on! on Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:44 am

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Less than 2 weeks to go. Smile I am sooooo looking forward to having our own house again.


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26 Re: And the count down is on! on Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:09 pm

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Cap'n Clutch wrote:Less than 2 weeks to go. Smile I am sooooo looking forward to having our own house again.

Yan know, you could add a countdown widget to the home page or something (I tried adding a widget to the signature -- not go).


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27 Re: And the count down is on! on Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:21 am

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I could have put up a widget but it's not really widget worthy is it? I can see deadline day, FA day, Draft day, Training camp maybe, Pre-season opener maybe and Opening day being Widget countdown worthy though.


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28 Re: And the count down is on! on Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:27 pm

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"widget worthy" Laugh1


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29 Re: And the count down is on! on Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:46 am

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wprager wrote:"widget worthy"

Exactly. You keep that in mind the next time you're thinking of adding a widget.

There's much more to this Administrator job than you thought isn't there?


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30 Re: And the count down is on! on Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:48 am

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8 more days. Just 8 more days. Just 8 more days. Just 8 more days. Just 8 more days. Just 8 more days. Just 8 more days. Just 8 more days. Just 8 more days. Just 8 more days. Just 8 more days. Just 8 more days. Just 8 more days. Just 8 more days. Just 8 more days. Just 8 more days. Just 8 more days. Just 8 more days. Just 8 more days. Just 8 more days. Just 8 more days. Just 8 more days. Just 8 more days. Ahhhhh!


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31 Re: And the count down is on! on Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:04 pm

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how many days??

32 Re: And the count down is on! on Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:26 pm

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SDH89 wrote:how many days??

Nearly down to seven-and-a-half.


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33 Re: And the count down is on! on Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:46 am

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Technically it's actually 8 days exactly as of 6PM this evening as I just found out I don't take possession until 6PM on the 31st.

I spoke to my lawyer who assured me that was hogwash. Smile I actually get the keys once the lawyer is able to get the closing officially done. They expect the closing to be done some time around noon. I can't wait.



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