Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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Did you know you can order Shabby Chic online now?

We leave for Florida tomorrow to set up our new home.  I know that a second home is a blessing, , however things have been crazy getting everything set up.  Banking has been an issue as well as setting up payment methods for gas, electric etc. Despite Canada freely accepting the US$, it does not work the other way.......Even paying with US funds from a Canadian bank has been an issue.

Since we sold the cottage, we had a truck load of furniture we decided to take with us.  After 30 pages of forms and declarations the load was ready to go, however we have to be in the USA before the truck crosses the border, so we leave tomorrow, the truck later....then a 5 day wait for our stuff.  Sheets, hairdryer...beds....chairs etc.COFFEE MAKER......obviously I will have to hit Super Target tomorrow night.  

I have a fellow from a Mattress shop who willingly took my money and claims he will be there with a bed by 5pm tomorrow...or we go buy an inflatable raft......if he doesn't deliver, I'll post his name here tomorrow night....if he does...I'll post that too....

I have a few deliveries (sofa) etc. that I hope are arriving on Friday.  The main issue right now is we don't have a key.  The agent picked it up from the Title Company after closing and he seems to have gone AWOL.  

It may be a good way to test the Neighborhood Watch when we have to break into our new house.........


25 comments:

  1. Have a safe trip. And I hope that all of your hassles are behind you as you set up your new home!

    Kat :)

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  2. Safe travels!
    Your Friend, m.

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  3. Hoping all goes smoothly, starting with the bed arriving as promised!

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  4. Oh Chania, I will hold good thoughts that all goes well.
    IF that mattress isn't there we'll have a massive bloggie shout out and make him sorry lol
    Safe trip girl..tell me all about it when you get a chance :D
    xx
    z

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  5. Oh my goodness! That's quite the situation! I hope everything unfolds smoothly!

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  6. Safe travels,I'm excited for you!
    ~JO

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  7. no breaking in! I don't think you can blog from a jail cell.........

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  8. That all sounds about right! We lived in the U.S. for 7 years when the kids were small. It was a bit of culture shock - not something you'd experience on a vacation. You had to live there to really get it.
    Eventually, it all settles down though. Have fun!

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  9. Have a wonderful "move-in" Chania! I know you will love the St. Pete area. We are saturated with TD Banks all of a sudden this summer, so I don't understand the silliness of the banks not accepting Canadian $$$ Welcome to Florida! Ann

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  10. Wow, that's a lot of stuff to deal with! But I'm sure it'll all work out in the end :-) Hope you get the key - it would really suck to get arrested breaking into your own house!

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  11. Oh goodness, moving is hard enough but this is a lot to juggle. When we closed on our second house and we did not get the key I thought Joe would explode. It did work itself out but we were stressed. I can't wait to see what the house looks like furnished. I had recently looked at the Ashwell online site you mentioned.

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  12. Oh my goodness......why do they make it so difficult...you (Canada) are our FAVORITE neighbors...welcome to the US....I can't wait to see what you do with your new cottage...the previous one was a dream.......best of luck and safe travel.....on the bright side...what fun to shop at the Super Target!!!!!!

    Andrea in Illinois

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  13. Oh, I can't wait for the decorating to commence!
    Brenda

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  14. There's always something! Have fun decorating. I know you will. I also know Rachel Ashwell is online too. That's a bad thing for me.

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  15. I had no idea that there would be this kind of hassle with a Canada to the US move. Travel safely, and I hope your bed arrives as scheduled.

    (I taught all three of my daughters to jimmy a lock with a credit card. It saved a few of their friends, who had locked themselves out of their houses.)

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  16. Having just SOLD a house in Florida Raz...I feel your pain. they look at you sideways when you say "sorry, no, I have a Canadian Social Security Number not a US one!".
    Do yourself a BIG favour and go get one. Yes, as a Canadian you can have a non-working SS#...it opens SO many doors.
    And as for title companies (whose crazy idea is that?)...since closing on our home middle of June, we still do NOT have any papers or the 10% holdback on the sale that the IRS insists they take (until they find out if we owe the US and income tax...which we do NOT. It all seems to have floated out into la la land!

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  17. best wishes for a smooth move!! i can't wait to see the new place with your added touches!
    erin
    xxoo

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  18. Wow, flying byt the seats of your pants! Crossing fingers that it all runs smoothly and everything, including the agent with the key, turns up on time!

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  19. Good luck on your new adventure. Just remember if things get a kink it will be a fun story to tell later on. Still I hope it is smooth sailing.

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  20. Hope someone is ready to receive you with tea and scones. And chocolate cake.

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  21. Good luck, Chania! What a fraught adventure. We are all here willing that mattress man on.

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  22. Exciting times ahead Chania, and I hope all goes smoothly and to plan. I'm like you, in that there are many of lifes little things I could happily go without, but probably not the coffee machine. Can't wait to hear how the next chapter unfolds. Amanda x

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  23. Oh, yes coffee maker is a must!! Good luck with the bed and everything else. I'll be thinking of you, breaking into your new home ;)

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  24. Chania Love I have my FINGERS CROSSED for you & hope everything from here goes smoothly so you can ENJOY your new place....!!

    I can't wait to see how it looks when you've worked your magic....!!

    Travel SAFE....!

    Cheers,
    Tamarah xxx

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  25. If everything went smoothly, you'd have nothing to talk about! Just don't end up in jail for break & enter!

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I love to read each and every comment and are thrilled that you take the time to send one. Thank you so much. Chania