Friday, November 26, 2010

Oh Heidi!

Sending out BIG birthday wishes to Heidi!
Hope you have a great birthday today!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Countdown BEGINS!

The word is we have a DELIVERY date! It's official...

Tuesday December 14th is the day!

20 days until the new house arrives! I am thrilled. Now the mad dash begins to get everything ready for it's delivery. It will probably be at least one more week or a little more until we actually get to move in with all the hook ups that have to happen once it's here.


One GIANT Step Closer!

We are one GIANT step closer to having our new house. I got a call this morning from Eagle Homes and the house is scheduled to be completed on December 6th in the factory. That's only ELEVEN days from now!!! Holy crow!!!

The modular home factory is located in Penticton. As you can see from the above map, that's a fair distance from us here; approximate 670 km. There are lots of passes to go through with VERY long climbs and long descents, lots of switchbacks and sometimes they close the passes due to high winds or snowy weather too.

We still don't have an official delivery date but the finish date is very promising for a delivery date before Christmas. Cross your fingers for us!!!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Must Wear Your Woolies!

That's right... it's MINUS 28.6 this morning (8am)! PLEASE... please send us some warmer weather! This is just TOO cold for my taste!

We signed off on the plans for the new house last night. We should be hearing about a delivery date sometime this week. I'm not holding my breath at having the house here and livable by Christmas. I'll be happy with a January date at this point!

New house = no leaky roof, fully insulated walls & no frozen water pipes!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Snow... and MORE Snow!

My little snowman this morning!

It has continued to snow for the last 2 days here without stopping. We now have close to TWO feet of snow. Spencer decided that he wanted to WALK to school this morning. Let's just say, that wasn't the best of ideas. It took us forever and I now have wet jeans up to my knees! The snow was above his knees too and with no trail to school in the snow yet it took him forever to walk. Needless to say, Mommy will be picking him up in the Jeep at the end of the day today!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It's Beginning to Look Like... WINTER!

This is what we woke up to this morning... SN*W! We got about 5-6 inches last night and we're still getting a bit now. This week is supposed to be cold and snowy. I'm not looking forward to winter!

Friday, November 5, 2010


We just bought a new house!!! The deal went through even before we could make it all the way home from the bank.

We're off to Cranbrook to finalize all the colour options, etc. this afternoon!

Yippee! The Isreals' are gettin' a new house for Christmas!!!!!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

House Update

After talking with the building inspector here in town we finally realized that our current is certainly not to code to put a brand new house on... even temporarily. We both kind of new that deep down. So we've resigned with the fact that we are going to have the house delivered, blocked and leveled and hooked up to live in until we can build a new foundation for it.

So with that knowledge we took the next BIG step and we put down our deposit to start the buying process. We alos found out that the "SALE" price goes up $5000 more next week so we jumped at signing our contract before we have to pay $5000 more for the same house.

We're all on our way this evening to Cranbrook to discuss the upgrades we want: a patio door, addition window and maybe a flooring upgrade. We have a meeting at 6:30pm. I can't wait until I get to pick my exterior choices! Not too many choices for the insides.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Where There's Smoke...

Where's there's smoke...

There's a fireman!

Spencer sitting on the steps with our pumpkins.

We started our haunting last night just after 6 o'clock. We first adventured down the street and met a few of our neighbours.

We then got in the Jeep and drove over to the fire hall. We'd been told that that was the place to go!

When we got there, we encountered these 3 burly guys all dressed up in their fire fighting garb and just had to take a picture. The guy in the white shirt and red hat is our Fire Chief, Bernie.

After about 2.5 hours of touring town, we staggered home where it was WARM again and went through his stash. The kid managed to bring home 6 lbs (yup... I weighed it!) of chocolate bars and treats, 27 bags of chips, 2 pop, a deck of mini playing cards, a whistle, a mini playdough and an apple juice!

Hope you all had a great holiday! Trick or treat!

Building inspector meeting is tomorrow. Cross your fingers that we can get our new house for Christmas!