Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

November 30, 2013

The Final Count down Begins!

On Friday, we gain possession of our new home. In the meantime, we are living in a sea of boxes all labelled as to where they go. We are also making do with 3 plates, 2 bowls, some cutlery, one pot and a frying pan. The ladies came and packed everything which is great! it makes us realize just how little we can get by with.

The conditions are off our place and the new place and we are just waiting for the word from the lawyers that all the paper work is in order. The gas supplier, electrical supplier, satellite suppliers for internet and television have all been notified, as has the County and town of Whitecourt.

Left to do basically is get the dogs some town licences and update their shots.

Sometime between December 6 and 12, I will be off air as far as blogging and emails go, hopefully not for long. Already it seems there is much more red tape in Town Vs County!

The dogs know something is changing. Since Boots "retired" from horse watching, he has turned into a real lovable, skritchable dog, not like his previous self. He is much more laid back and is actually enjoying inside life, except at night even when it is -28C (-18F) where he still prefers his dog house. When inside, this is his favourite place.

December 6 is D day. Over the next three days we are told to expect 20 to 45 cm ( 8 to 17 inches) of snow, near blizzard conditions and Zero visibility, depending on which forecaster you listen to. Following this, a cold front is moving in for 3 days with lows of -26C (-15F) and highs of -12C (+10F). Great weather for moving!

We moved in 10 years ago at -35C (-31 F) so this should be a wee bit warmer.
Have a great week out there in Blogland!


TexWisGirl said...

the weather up there sounds frightful. :)

LOVE boots! so glad he's adjusted well.

Montanagirl said...

So glad things are coming together for you! And I hope Elaine is doing well. Boots looks pretty comfy.

Alica said...

I hope your week goes well, and the weather cooperates! Brrr...that's cold!

luckybunny said...

Yes hopefully its a bit warmer than -35 this time. Brr!! So excited for you guys to get moved so you can start getting settled, I can't stand the inbetween (one plate and one frying pan) time.

MTWaggin said...

YAY so glad you have a date and will be moving - sorry it is when we are supposed to get so freaking frigid tho! Sending warm thoughts your way!

Michelle said...

Blessings for a smooth moving experience, though it does sound like the weather could be a bit challenging.

Starry Dawn said...

I love Boots!
He is an adorable dog...

peihome said...

You picked a good time to move... not! I'm glad all is well and you are all settling in. Looking forward to your 'city' blog! :)