Here she is!

We’re excited, terrified, and it hasn’t entirely sunk in yet that we are leaving our 700sqf condo behind.

We had been shopping for a home for quite some time, yet didn’t want to leave the inner city. We looked at areas such as Altadore, Bankview, Knob hill, Mission, and others. North Glenmore Park really resonated with us – parks, close to downtown, great access to roads, and the velodrome (woo!). Trigger = pulled.

Love the location, love the lot, and have a lot of plans for the house. The roof needs to be fixed asap (we knew this when we bought it), so that’s top priority. Otherwise there are cosmetic things as well, but there’s no real rush. We just want to make sure the house is ready for winter. 🙂

To dive into slightly deeper detail, here’s our “mini” list of wants and wishes:

  • Fix the roof
  • Get a new furnace (current one is 49 years old)
  • Redo the bathrooms
  • Fix the electrical (house and garage)
  • Hot water tank (near end of life)
  • New exterior doors
  • Basement window wells
  • Basement windows
  • Air circulation fixes
  • Fix the garage doors / get new ones
  • Change the basement carpet
  • Stairwell
  • Concrete restoration
  • Knockout the basement storage area (there’s a wall that’s gotta go)
  • Slope the landscape (away from the house)
  • Fix the trees
  • Sand/Fix the deck
  • Replace windows
  • Fireplace
  • Paint interior
  • Paint exterior
  • Sand/treat exterior wood
  • Window flashing

Oh equally exciting, I get to go shopping for tools! Woo:

  • Belt & Orbital sander
  • Hedge clippers
  • Lawn Mower (I’ve never, ever, mowed a lawn)
  • Ladder
  • Miter Saw (I think I have one of these already somewhere)
  • Table Saw
  • Sledge hammer

I have this funny feeling this list might grow, so we’ll see where we end up. In the meantime if anyone has any suggestions on anything here, we’d love to hear from you! 🙂

We take possession July 14th, 2011. Let the countdown begin.

*Update: The todo list is now it’s own page.