We decided to leave yesterday to return to Ontario because there’s still so much that we have to do here before the movers arrive on the 29th to load. Even though ‘most’ of the packing has been done, there’s still a lot more to do. We are sending a lot of the things that we’ve decided not to move to auction and all that stuff will be picked up on Tuesday evening. Once that stuff is out of here we’ll have a bit more room to manoeuvre in order to be able to get to the things that still need to be packed…things that had been inaccessible due to the walls of boxes.
Today is going to be a catching up kind of day, along with some much needed rest.
We left Nova Scotia yesterday morning at around 9 a.m. and arrived at our house in Ontario at 1:00 a.m. this morning.
No sooner did we cross over from Nova Scotia into New Brunswick, the skies opened up. Snow, snow and more snow. At least the snow plows were out in New Brunswick but in Quebec, we saw not a single one. There were times when we had to slow down to 20 mph because the lines weren’t visible on the roads. Several times we were tempted to pull over and check into a motel but Mr. PQ was driving and he wanted to make it home. We drove approximately 10 hours in a snow storm and sometimes the visibility was no more than 20 yards ahead of us. We did manage to drive out of it once we started heading in a westerly direction, about 10 miles past Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec, about 400 miles from home. Our bed never looked so good!
I only have a couple of photos to show you of our ‘new’ place in Nova Scotia, taken moments after signing the papers and taking possession last Monday. The battery in my camera died and I inadvertently forgot to pack the charger.
This first one is the view of the ocean from our front yard looking in a north westerly direction.
This next one is from the same spot looking down the road in a south westerly direction. You can barely make out the ocean in the background through the trees.
This last photo is taken from the same spot looking towards the back of our property and the rear side of the house. The white outbuilding is where Mr. PQ will be spending a lot of his leisure time doing things that men love to do…playing with their ‘toys’. The red building in the distance is a barn with stalls. Evidently horses were kept here at some point. You just never know what might take up residence there in the future. *wink*
I had hoped to take some ‘before’ interior pictures but by this time the camera died. Hopefully I’ll have better luck when we return next week as we start to document this chapter in our lives. It is our intention to get lots of painting done before our furniture arrives sometime during the following week.
Please allow me to take this opportunity to thank you all for your comments and words of encouragement. Trust me, they do mean a lot to me. As you know I usually try to answer all of your comments but at the moment, I just haven’t had the time. I want you all to know that you are truly helping me get through this ordeal..one box at a time.
Thanks for being there and as always…