Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Secret Garden

We are planning the garden right now. Well, in fact we are planning more the "fruit garden" than anything else. 

We found a place that delivers trees, fruit trees that are rustic in Quebec and that were to a fair price. Hubby is going to order them next Monday and we plan to receive and plant them by the end of April! That will come fast.

We will also plan tons of oaks and maples in a part of the land around 1,5 acres in the middle we will place "a secret garden".

As for the kitchen and the ants, we think we had "visitors" from a nest that is far from us. It's not rare in Quebec. What a relief!

Yesterday we went to Trois-Rivières to buy an antique table that will be our kitchen Island .. for 100$ that's a steal!

Today we went to Granby area and found wallpaper for the kitchen for 1$ a roll ... a steal too.

That's about it for the news.

A bit of Loreena McKennitt to dream about my future garden!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Cabinets ! Cabinets ! Cabinets!

We found the cabinets with a big C. Those are pine wooden ones. I found them on Kijiji, you know that’s a bit like Craigslist but for Canada. I found them to a fairly good price (800$) and when we arrived at the place to see them, the owner gave us, ogees, wooden floors and ceiling for the same price, I was sooooo happy!

The major thing will be to put them off the walls of the person who sold them to us. That will take a lot of time and helpers. My best friend already said yes, and I am flirting with my cousin so he and his boyfriend could come to help us, still no answer on his side, though.
We will probably buy butcher block like counters from IKEA. We would have love to find used ones, but on that matter we would have to go with new since after 4 months of research nothing was offered to a price that was 
acceptable for our wallet.

That’s the news for now.
Stay tuned.
A lil song as we are going. And before we leave ... a super kitsch video from my teenage years ... but so "apropos"! Hahaha!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Kitchen of dreams, Kitchen of nightmares

I know I've been a bad bad girl again. I've not written for days.
Plenty of things going on.
For one thing, we started the kitchen rebuilding ...
We have pulled out multiple layers of totally horrible floor coverings. We are rebuilding the kitchen, it’s our first room finally. We made a plan but the plan totally changed. So I guess that by the end of May, if all goes to plan, I will be able to wash dishes in a kitchen, not in a bathroom! Haha! We sold our cupboards, the former ones that were in the present "kitchen" soon to be dining room. The guy is supposed to come and pick them up by February 25th. We switched the windows that were in the future dining room to the kitchen. We did that by a wonderful sunny day with - 10 outside. Yeah baby, Quebec people are crazy like that!

So we are still building the kitchen I have no idea what it will look like but all I know is that I am doing my best to be "fair to my dreams" haha!

On the downside, we had our first "visitors" ... We had one mouse during a huge wind storm (100 km/h wind) that cut the power down and brought half of the trees of my neighbours in my yard ... Well, not the trees but the branches, anyways you got the idea. A mouse and no power in a dark night ... Who wants to say I am very girly again?

Other visitors, less fun that time are there. We have carpenter ants. In a wooden house this is not very funny. We called the exterminator, he seemed not so stressed about it, so ... I guess there is nothing to worry about if we do the treatment as indicated.

The scenery is still nice, we pass the first winter, which was the hardest one I guess with no kind of specific heater. We are looking for some alternative to electric power such as wind power and solar power. Still nothing installed but we have plans.

Isn't he cute?
We also bought a rabbit. We named him Fibonacci.

So that's about it.

I keep you posted.