This is our new house. Joash and I would like to take you on quick tour.
When you walk in the door we use as our main entrance, you can go up the stairs to the hallway,
or down the stairs to the basement.
We will start upstairs. The first room you come to is the playroom. Joash uses this room quite well already. We have misplaced one tractor in the move. I am sure it will show up sometime, but I have yet to find it. Joash has not noticed that it is missing and happily plays with all of his other tractors, cars and trucks.
The hallway then opens up into the dining area.
Here is the kitchen from the far wall in the dining area.
This will be the guest room. "But right now the guest is the new dishwasher," says Joash. It is just waiting for the first cut of silage to be over to be installed.
The main floor bathroom. That's right. We have a lavender tub. I know you are all really jealous.
The living room/office. The window on the right looks out over the fields down our road. Joash has already spent a lot of time there watching the tractors and trucks.
The master bedroom. We have blinds for the windows that are also waiting for the first cut of silage to be over before they are installed.
Now to the basement. I am only going to show you a few of the rooms. There a storage room and a room with our deep freezer in it. But the other rooms are a bit of a mess yet. Again, waiting for the first cut of silage to be over so our book cases can be put together and those rooms whipped into shape. But for now, here is Joash's room.
And the downstairs bathroom/laundry room. There a tub on the right side of the dryer.
Here we are looking out from the porch that leads to what we use as the main entrance. See that lovely garden plot? The previous owners tilled it and everything. I went seed shopping today, so the garden will be going in soon.
And the reason we moved here, the view of the farm from our driveway. It is wonderful to be his close.
My birthday present to myself this year was to join the Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Club. It is an online book club and I am so excited to be a part of it. I haven't been in book club in a long time, mostly because all of the invitations I get usually end with, "and at our meetings, we usually don't talk about the book very much, so it doesn't matter if you read it or not." What is the point of a book club if you are not actually going to talk about the book? So, anyway, I am excited to be a part of a community of people who read as much as I do and like to talk about what they read.
I was even more excited when I learned that the pick for November was going to be Emily of New Moon. And since I have lived on PEI for almost 7 years and had yet to visit L. M. Montgomery's Birthplace, I figured it was high time. So the kids and I hopped in the van this afternoon and drove through some lovely countryside to New London, PEI.
Following the Truck Parade, we spent a bit of time at a park near Nick and Dawn's house. And then off to airport.
We were nicely on time. Check-in went fine, but a little longer because of Gideon not being connected to our family. Security was a breeze and we were soon on our way and in Detroit. We easily found our gate in Detroit, had a 10 minute delay for boarding, but soon enough we were on the plane.
And that it when the bottom fell out.
While on the plane, the pilots revived notice that Toronto was shut down due to weather. We waited about 20-30 minutes on the plane. They gave us snacks. Then they had us get off the plane and wait in the terminal. Every 30 minutes or so we would be updated that we were still delayed. And we were watching dark clouds and lightening roll into the area surround Detroit, too. Soon, the Detroit airport was shut down too. They brought out snacks and drinks a few different times, but finally around 10 pm (so over 5 hours of being delayed in the a…
I don't fully understand how this happens, but Gideon already loves the tractor. If he is in the kitchen or the living room and he hears the sound of the tractor, he crawls to the closest window and has a look outside. When he sees it, he often starts drumming on the window sill, so excited. He repeats a little "T" sound, like he is trying to say tractor. He hasn't actually gone for a ride in the tractor, yet. But I think he will be pretty excited to that some day soon.