A successful HHT

On November 30th we started our House Hunting Trip (HHT). I drove up to Petawawa and checked into the Comfort Inn & Suites. Shortly after I arrived Jordan showed up. That was the longest drive I’ve done on my own–3.5 hours–and boy was I ever stiff after getting out of the car! At least I know I can do the drive.

That evening we met our realtor. Throughout the weekend we looked at many homes in the Petawawa, Pembroke, Chalk River, and Deep River areas. Only a couple really appealed to us. We offered on one home but, due to structural issues that were discovered during the inspection, we decided it would be in our best interest not to purchase that house. Luckily there was one other home that we liked and that was in our price range. After a second look through it, we decided to make an offer. The inspection went well and now we have a home to move to in February. 🙂

A few iPhone snapshots from our trip:


Deep-fried brownies with toffee dipping sauce

Deep-fried brownies with toffee dipping sauce

Deer on the base

Deer on the base

Mochaccino from a cafe in Deep River

Mochaccino from a cafe in Deep River

Shawarma from "Madameeks"

Shawarma from “Madameeks”


Yesterday I headed over to JYSK for the half-price drapery event and purchased 6 full rod kits, a pack of finials, 2 long rods on their own, 10 drapery panels, 2 picture frames, and this cool light-up tree for $200. I think I hit the jackpot! Now I’ve got all the rods and curtains I need for the new house.


Sakura tree that lights up

Sakura tree that lights up


Christmas is just around the corner! I’m pretty sure I’m finished Ashe’s gift. I just need to pick something up for J.D. and something else for Jordan, and then I’m finished.

House Hunting Trip (HHT)

I can’t sleep so I decided to back up my Germany photos to my USB drive. I need to clear my camera’s SD card before I leave tomorrow so might as well do that now.

I have a long drive ahead of me tomorrow morning. Heading up to Petawawa to meet my husband and hopefully, within the week, find a house to buy! The closing date on our current home is February 1st, so we need to find something quickly. I plan on taking photos of each house we look at so that I don’t forget what they look like or get them confused.

When I’m back at the end of next week I will start writing my trip report for Germany 2012!