Moving Round 1
We're full in the midst of chaos and which-box-did-you-put-this-in and eating take-out until our stomachs are full of ulcers, or maybe that's from the stress. With the apartment renovations (mostly) finished, we've moved our home into the back of the new space. The shop is still open, and we're going to be closing that next weekend to move all that ink and paper and furniture. With a little help from some good friends, we began the saga of carting our wagons full of worldly goods across the city, bumping into one of Toronto's many marathons closing down Yonge, right down the heart of the city. Jon said at one point he was in Parkdale, which meant he basically drove around the bottom of the city of Toronto. But not even Toronto marathons and traffic jams can stop us! Caleb enjoyed his new guardian for the weekend and also more stroller riding and hugs in two days than he normally gets in two weeks! I believe there may have been some crying from the young prince....
We've moved in and we're getting set up. We're cleaning, unpacking, assembling furniture, making friends with the folks at Home Depot, installing appliances (Jon) and trying not to get in the way (me). We're expecting a couple of furniture deliveries to arrive today. I spent so long looking on websites like The Khazana and after much deliberation, I managed to choose some pieces of furniture for the new house. I think we've got a few chairs arriving and possibly a lamp, so I can't wait to see what they all look like. Some of it is much overdue workspace for packing online orders, some of it is furniture for the bricks & mortar shop, and we also had a big truck with appliances for the apartment. We finally had Internet set up and as of right now, we're still waiting on one last delivery for the day.
The bricks and mortar shop at 906 Dundas West is still open! Jon will be commuting back and forth once we learn more about getting our vehicle moved to our new location and then he's able to get where he needs to be in the day, and it'll be the first time in a long time that we won't be seeing each other throughout the day too. It's open until next Saturday, May 9th, when we'll be closing at 6 pm. We'll be closing up shop, packing boxes and going for Round 2, across the city. We're hoping to get the new shop open for you May 16th, which will require a bit of luck, spit and tape.