Sunday, January 27, 2008

Successful week...and forced recovery too

This week we were in GP to find a home. We arrived late Wed night and Thursday the search began at 9am. By 2 pm we had viewed 28 houses and had 2 offers in. Both houses were out of our price range and I really didn't expect they would be accepted. I had 2 other houses as back up that I knew we could get. I was almost as surprised as the realtor when the sellers accepted. Fortunately for us they had already moved and were quite "eager" (desperate) to sell. We got a smokin good deal. The house is 1280 sq ft, 4 bedrooms, 3 bath. Way bigger than we need. They are building a school right behind us which will not only increase the value, but will also mean we will have a park/playground behind us instead of another house. The basement has a huge open space which is perfect for a training studio. We are both super happy and excited to make it our home. The bonus is that it is a block away from the girls and is in the nicest neighborhood in GP.
It still hasn't sunk in that we will be living there in a month. It is soooo different and will take some adjusting. I know that we will make the best of it though, and D and I can have fun anywhere.
Training was kind of a bust this week, we went to the rec centre a couple of times, did a bike/ run and a swim, but that was it. I played a ton with the girls though and it was a nice break from the regular routine.
Our plan was to get home and ride, but with the craptastic winter storm that blew in today our flight took 3 hours longer than it was supposed to and we didn't get home until almost 10:00. The bikes will have to wait until tomorrow...and I miss my bike!
I am ready to get back to normal now and am well rested and eager to get the workouts happening.


Hallsy said...

Hey Amber,

Congrats on the new place. It looks AMAZING! The pics are great. I'm excited for you guys...but sad that you'll be leaving soon and we really haven't had a chance to hang out. EVER. At least we'll be able to see you guys at races - right? CONGRATS!

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Amber Dawn said...

thanks! yes, we should remedy that by going for dinner before we leave.
And of course the invite is open to join us. This saturday at 9:30..?

And of course anytime you are aching to visit Northern Alberta, you have a place you can stay!