We decided yesterday to go for a drive - and then a walk - around the new neighborhood -
It's quite charming really - no 2 homes are alike - and most are tiny - like doll houses ( with a few larger ones thrown in here and there ) I feel like the Harper Valley P.T.A. Mom moving into June Cleaver's territory to be honest with you - this sweet little area won't know what hit it LMHO
It's a very mature neighborhood - the homes are older - the trees are very old - it's very " leafy " and pretty
and charming and OMG I think it's boring....................lol - tres boring.
Anyway I have to tell you something funny - Montreal is known for their food - all kinds of food - I think it's safe to say for a long time it was the restaurant capitol of Canada ( Toronto and Vancouver can most definitely fit in that category today ) and any time ex pats come back for a visit they usually are dying for Montreal food - often that includes foods from greasy diners..................
So on the way back today -
Suzan says - I'm dying for a club sandwich and fries
John says - Ok - I could go for that
Suzan says - as we order - I'm going to miss this
John says - They have diners all over the West Island ( the area we're moving to )
John says - The West Island is on the Island of Montreal
John says - You're carrying this too far now - it took us 10 minutes to get back into the city today
BWAAAAHHHHHH - I'm peeing my pants here
Suzan says - I feel like we're going to be ex - pats LMHO
Then we went to Home Depot - to check out some kitchen cabinetry - I kind of found something I like
( Oh - by the way - I'm not installing any upper cabinets - only lower and shelves - and I have the top of a wall unit - with long glass doors that we'll be installing some way )
Here's the cabinets - they look kind of boring - but trust me they're really nice lol
The counter top isn't too shabby either - although I think we're going with white marble instead
but love the sink - it's one of those very deep ones.......................
And we picked a floor - it's the only thing we both agreed on completely really -
It's an engineered click on floor - and it's vinyl - but it looks exactly like driftwood -
and it's the one - it's most definitely THE one.
Is that the perfect color?
My Son and Son in law will be taking care of the kitchen - this will be the first time we're not hiring anyone to do renovations - fingers are crossed - they'll come in the weekend after we move to do the demo and the weekend after that to assemble.................hopefully in the course of the week in between we'll be able to have the window replaced in the kitchen - and 2 shorter ones installed - above the counter that will be going across the room - I'm going to be kind and say that back in the day people didn't put much thought into kitchens as a general rule - but this one in particular has the oddest placement for the stove, don't you think?
I feel the fridge should be there - up against the wall?
The drop ceiling will be torn down too - with something like this installed directly onto the ceiling instead
I'm loving this particular one actually - it's not overly silver or white - just looks perfectly aged to me
Oh - I just went back to look at the photos I took lol - the downstairs bathroom -
That tub and shower doors are getting outta there!!!!!!!!
Perhaps something like this - which is surprisingly affordable - and I don't think it's necessary to have a bathtub on the ground floor at all
and I think I may use this as the vanity ( which I was supposed to sell but decided to keep )
It has a glass top - so we'd just need to drill a hole for plumbing and we're set to go - I think I have to keep it silver because this one has already been painted far too many times already and another coat of paint will make the bathroom smaller than it already is lol- you can see it's revolution here - Once - Twice - Three times a lady
Leaning towards this for the floor - first choice
However it may be totally necessary to have this in the upstairs bathroom ( next year ) again surprisingly affordable
Now I'm done - I covered our walk through the new 'hood -
I've covered our wish list from Home Depot -
And our craving for completely-terrible-for-you junk food
That was our day -
How come junk food looks so incredible when you're hungry and absolutely disgusting once you're full?
Have a wonderful Monday everyone
( Oh and is anyone else as excited as I am that Wally Lamb has a new book out? - Now if only I had time to read it !!! )