Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Moving Part 1 (Adriana)

And I'm back. Sorry for the long hiatus. Apparently I can't pack, move, unpack, job hunt, maintain my sanity, and blog at the same time. We are now mostly settled into our new home in Toronto and so far things are great. The apartment is lovely (pictures to come later) and I am loving our location. We live in a little village smack in the middle of the big city. Everything is a little bit more expensive, of course, but oh so convenient. Plus we're 5 minutes from the subway and from Heather, and Gen is just a short subway ride away. It's so terrific to move into a new city and already have a close circle of friends.

I had forgotten how much of a pain it is to move. The last two weeks before we left the apartment was a mess of boxes.
london3
This is our dining room before the hardcore packing began. Please note Cleo sleeping on something on the floor.

Moving also means lots of getting rid of stuff. We try to recycle whenever possible so we were thrilled to discover that our city had an e-waste/Goodwill depot.
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Here is some of our stuff for the depot. Sadly, there ended up being even more.

Being good tenants (with a very furry cat) we decided to steam clean our carpets. It wasn't that hard to do but did involve rearranging the furniture (N.B. if at all possible, wait until the furniture is gone before cleaning the carpets).
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Cleo seemed to like the new position of the couch.

Despite all the craziness I still managed to take in a wedding show with my official Wedding Fairy, Kristy
wedding show
Here we are surrounded by wedding dresses

I also managed to do some knitting:
cancer tea cozy
I made a teapot cozy for the Canadian Cancer Society before I finished my internship there.

I also put the buttons on the green BSJ for Emma
bsj1
I love those little frogs
bsjbuttons

In addition I dyed some yarn for Phoe. She was missing North American autumn colours and was feeling down in general so I decided to send her some autumn leaves inspired yarn.
phoe yarn

I think I'd better stop here. Next time, more knitting and pictures of the new apartment!

7 comments:

Team Knit ! said...

Welcome to TO!! That hand dyed yarn looks awesome!! I've got to get tinto dying, one of these days.

- Julie

orata said...

Glad things are calming down a little.

I love the BSJ with frog buttons!

Bertha said...

Oh jeeze, I didn't realize you had already moved! Wow, you have been busy! I can't wait to see pics of the new place (and I love that yarn you dyed for Phoe! So gorgeous!!)

Heather G. said...

You *are* good tenants. Though if I had steam cleaned my carpets when we left they would have likely disintegrated!!

Rosemary aka fabricfan said...

Congratulations on the move, you will enjoy Toronto.

Phoe said...

Love the BSJ. And the yarn, of course. :)

Tammany said...

It seems to me you've gotten a lot done! Congrats on the move! You sound very happy! I hope the job hunt goes well! Can't wait to see pictures of the new place!