I had such a good weekend this past weekend. My mom came up to visit on Thursday and I really enjoyed my time. It makes me look forward (as if I didn't already enough) to when they will be moving back. We had lots of plans, Thursday I made dinner and we ate outside and just talked and went for a walk.
Friday after my psychology appointment we headed down to St. Thomas, ate lunch at Boston Pizza while in the company of a pimp and two prostitutes...only in St. Thomas right? At least he took them to Boston Pizza which is a fairly nicer restaurant. After we ate we headed to a garden show at Canandale, got some ice cream, watched a presentation on gardening veggies in pots (which I do) and bought a new plant for Ty since his blue hydrangea did not make it last year. I can't wait until we get into a house so I can buy a few trees for the boys. We came home in the afternoon, had subway then went for another walk.
Saturday we woke up early to head to the Women's Lifestyle show and I was quite disappointed I didn't get a swag bag, but we did manage to somehow spend 4 hours there. We ate lots of good samples, picked up some brochures, watched two cooking shows, saw Marilyn Dennis and as we were leaving we watched the Neo-Nazi group interact with a Anti-Racism group and about 15 police cars came rushing downtime. It was a bit exciting!
After the show we headed to Rona and I bought paint supplies and other things I need to start making our one bedroom into a two bedroom since we have decided to stay here and do as much as we possibly can. I bought anti slip strips for the stairs outside. I'm hoping we can get some more wood to reinforce them....we bought vent filters to help keep out the smoke and other ickies in the vents (which I still intend on vacuuming out) we have filler for the holes in the kitchen to keep the mice out, I bought a respirator mask so I can safely sand and re-paint the cupboards since I am sure they have lead paint. Next I will be heading out to Habitat Re-Store to see what deals I can find on two doors (inside doors, if you have any lying around let me know, I can always paint them white if need be) and a fan for the kitchen. Our landlord is taking care of the windows and deck and he said he will replace the furnace sometime before next winter (which should help a lot with the heat issues) and replace the toilet. I think I'm going to ask him to replace the vent covers as well as they are painted so much I don't think much heat gets through either, if not may the re-store will have some.
We also intend on talking to our neighbour downstairs about getting a washer and dryer in the basement and putting some things to store down there. I think if we take care of all of that we will survive another two years until my parents move back.
So my next few weeks will be VERY busy, moving furniture, painting, filling holes, sanding, putting up doors, cleaning (I caved and bought some bleach) re-caulking the bathroom....so a lot! But, I think when it is all done, this place will work a lot better for us. In the meantime anyways.
I am happy to say that I actually had a good weekend. Of course having to go to the laundry mat today kind of puts a damper on things, but it does allow Stephen and I to have a nice lunch date. Plus, we learned to bring our computers, then it's not as boring. I will be okay if the guy downstairs says no to laundry....who knows the the outlets and vents even work. I am trying to live with the fact that the laundry mat is not that bad...the only downfall is, most of the time it's one of those places you see not great parenting skills which does bother me. Oh well......at least the last 3 days were good!