Friday, September 5, 2008

Home Sweet Home


While Psychgrad is busy putting together the journey of the Bar Mitzvah cake, I thought I would sneak in and share the new digs with you.

I figure there are three types of people - a) those who handle change well and seem to be able to spin on a dime, keep on smiling and just forge forward, b) those that don't handle change well at all - life is just one huge drama after another and then c) those that think they handle change well but in reality end up sinking into the drama. We can be any one of these at any time in our lives depending on the situation. And let's not forget the "age" factor - the older we get, the more resistent we become to change. I'm definitely in category 3. These are solely my thoughts and not based in any scientific research so Psychgrad is not allowed to dispute my theories.

When I decided to sell the family home and move into a condo, I admit I was ambivalent. I'd never lived in an apartment style home before although the thought of being on one floor, as opposed to 3 levels of a house, was highly appealing. I started looking ... and looking ... and looking and was getting increasingly discouraged at the value for dollar availability in Toronto. As is the case in many cities, the closer one lives to good transportation, the higher the value of property. Also, the closer one lives to the city core, the more valuable the property.

I'm pleased to say, I finally found something I'm quite happy with and although the journey of unpacking and making it home is not over yet, it's well on it's way.


My kitchen - the calm before the movers showed up.



Need I say more?


Thank heavens for good help. Although the kitchen doesn't look this disorganized anymore, I'm waiting until it's restored to a neat and tidy kitchen before sharing more photos :). StumbleUpon

24 comments:

Julia said...

Congratulations! Your before and after shots are hysterical! You kitchen looks grand and I look forward to reading about your new culinary adventures

NĂºria said...

Yujuuuuuu! What a beautiful kitchen :D.
Moving is always so traumatic!!!! But, I'm sure it's for good and changing will be positive for you too (I hope) ;D

kat said...

The kitchen looks really nice. I'm glad you finally found a new place you like. You live in one of my favorite cities of all time.

Ricki said...

Ah, Giz, that brought back memories of our move to this place last year!! It looks beautiful; congratulations. Would love to stop by and welcome you in with some Sweet Freedom baked goods! :)

OhioMom said...

I LOVE your kitchen, and can't wait to see the wonderful creations you turn out in it. The before and after pics are a riot!


LOL ... when DH and I moved into a 2 bedroom unit I just stacked (floor to ceiling) all the boxes in the spare bedroom. It took a week to wade thru the forest of boxes and since I marked themm some never got unpacked but went straight to the storage room (holiday dec's etc).

Lori said...

Wow. Lots o work. I feel for you. We have moved three times in the past six years. Its such a process! Looking forward to new posts!

noble pig said...

Congrats on your new pad! I'm sure you'll be very happy there! Mazel Tov.

Ivy said...

Congratulations. Your kitchen looks lovely and those boxes remind me of all the times we had to move when my husband was in the army. Thank God we haven't moved for many years now.

Adam said...

I know what you mean about moving, I've been in a fair share of places too. Your place looks really nice though... and I'm sure having everything on one floor is a huge relief. There's less to clean and clutter right?

Man, you own A LOT of stuff :)

Darius T. Williams said...

I absolutely hate moving - like for real. I just moved a few months ago I still have a few boxes to unpack - lol...

Bunny said...

yeah I'm a 3 as well, just ask my husband (hee hee). My heart goes out to you, on a better note your kitchen is very nice, LOVE the wood floors!! pretty soon it will feel like home to you. I HATED moving, I don't know how some people do it more than once or twice a lifetime cause it is just to unnerving for me! I hope you handled it better than i did!!

Passionate About Baking said...

I'm definitely in group 3 with a load of uncalled for drama thrown in!! Congrats on your neat pad...it's lovely!! How wonderful it's gonna be once the place is set up. Love the sun streaming in! est of luck!!

Bellini Valli said...

I love condo living Giz for the most part. What I miss in my place is a nice spot in the sunshine. I do have a large deck but also a huge maple tree...nice shade in the summer though. I don't think I really miss all my gardens...they took up a lot of my time:D

Lorraine E said...

Your kitchen looks great! :) I can't wait to see what yummy treats you whip up in it! Congrats on finding your condo and hope that the moving in goes smoothly.

Grace said...

wow. i do not envy you while you sort through and organize all your stuff. :)
and just for the record, i fall into group b. :)

Elra said...

Congratulation on your new place. Your kitchen is beautiful. Wow, actually those boxes look so neatly line up. It's the most tidiest that I've ever seen for someone who is moving to a new place.

Ben said...

I love your kitchen! I like change (I have moved probably close to 20 times in my life) but I think I am reaching the point where I don't want it any more :( If you want cheap house prices close to the city move to the USA. People here like living in the suburbs and the cities are becoming getthos. That's pretty sad :(

Lori Lynn said...

Nice kitchen Giz! I like the counter and the appliances! May you be very happy and prepare wonderful meals there.

shambo said...

I really like your new kitchen too. It looks like it's set up well and will be a joy to cook in. Congratulations on your move and surviving the first few days without going completely bonkers.

canarygirl said...

Happy Housewarming, Giz! :D Moving is such a pain in the ass...I hope you get situated quickly and it starts to really feel like home.

glamah16 said...

The condo looks great. Remeber this is the beginning of the rest of your life.Congrats and heres to new beginnings.

That Girl said...

Your kitchen looks like mine, but with more cupboards. Same amount (or lack thereof) of counter space.

Proud Italian Cook said...

I agree, this is a new beginning for you. Have fun with it. Once you get all your things put away it will be "home" to you. What a great kitchen you have to cook. I could see that counter top filled with good food! Enjoy!

nicisme said...

Lovely kitchen! I don't envy you with all that unpacking though...
Hurry up and get baking again!

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