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September 9, 2012 by Leanne Vogel July 22, 2014We received a call late Thursday night letting us know that our boxes and furniture would be arriving Saturday. Woohoo! I rounded up the dogs early Saturday morning for our sunrise walk and was greeted to a bouquet of wild flowers on our door step. We have some of the sweetest neighbors! Not only did the flowers brighten up my day, but knowing that it was the last time we’d have to sleep on the floor of the new place topped it all off for me. We ran to Home Depot following our walk in search for a shower curtain rod, endless screws and picture hanging accessories and some extra light bulbs. That darn rod was so hard to get down off it’s rack holdy thing. Yes, that’s a technical word. Then, we headed to the Angrignon Loblaws just a couple of kilometers away from our house in search of a natural foods section. Thanks Gabrielle for the recommendation! The store had everything that we were looking for and then some. Ah! Including almond milk… how we’ve missed you so. And; just because I knew I wouldn’t be able to find my big knife that same day, we bought some peeled, washed, and ready to cook butternut squash for dinner that night. How handy is that? I just baked them in the oven with a bit of mashed medjool dates, coconut oil and salt. Delish! We got home with just enough time to set up the remaining pieces for my office, tuck away the puppies for all the action that was about to ensue, and welcome the moving truck with open arms. We really, really missed our things. It feels so good to be writing this all cuddled up on our sectional as opposed to painstakingly trying to survive another moment sprawled out on the floor. When our things were originally loaded in Airdrie by AMJ Campbell, they’d placed numbered tags on each item to make moving in a lot simpler. Upon arrival in Montreal, the movers gave us a sheet with those same numbers on them and called out the number from each item when they brought something into the house. It was a two man job making sure that we had everything and all items were accounted for. While the same cannot be said for our experience with the sales people and our account manager at AMJ Campbell, our driver, Ron, was so patient, calm and professional throughout the experience. The movers helped us assemble our bed, but I didn’t get to sorting through the boxes and boxes of clothes I now regret not going through and donating a large portion of it before we moved. I’ll reserve that project for tomorrow. Kevin looked so happy to be surrounded with the things that made up our home back in Alberta. His first order of business was to set up the sectional in our new living room and get our entertainment system all set up so we could have a relaxing evening watching a movie. I somehow managed to unpack the entire kitchen, basement, and organize the garage in the following 4 hours. On top of that, I was actually able to prepare a meal last night with two frying pans, spices, and serve the feast on a plate, a plate! And… we ate at the table, not the floor! Come the end of the day, the puppies looked much happier and at peace knowing that this was our new home now. They found their same cuddle spots – under the couch for Pebbles and curled up to the side of the couch for Lexy and we all nestled in for some relaxing time in from of the TV… then we each had the best sleep we’ve had in over 2 weeks. This feels like home. Today, Kevin and I are taking a break from it all and heading into downtown for the Art Tattoo Show so we can find me an artist in our new city, then head to Crudessence for a late lunch. I love that we’re only a 20 minute metro ride away from my (new) all-time favorite restaurant. They’ll be seeing a lot of me, I just know it. Publishing time on the blog Although our first week here had a bunch of sleep-ins as we got accustomed to the 2 hour time difference, moving from MST to EST means that the publishing time for the blog will change slightly, about 2 hours earlier than what it was previously. I’m still committed to a Monday to Friday schedule with a couple of weekend posts sprinkled in when I’m dying to share something and, as always, am open to recipe suggestions as I get my photography setup all organized in the new place! Have a great Sunday, everyone :)
HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.