Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Move: Credits

It should be obvious that I'm not any kind of hero or solo flier in this whole moving-in process.

But in case it's not explicitly clear, I want to extend heartfelt thanks to many people, including the following:

- mortgage broker Jeff Maldaver for getting us a great rate with Scotiabank

- agents Jim & Jackie Pitt from Century 21 Trident for holding our hands through the buying process

- lawyer Fergus Ford for answering his phone personally when we called -- although I've yet to meet the guy

- home inspector Sam Lorefice for pointing out some of the problems with the property

- handyman and contractor galore Phil for doing a bang-up job of banging out the closet, panelling, trim, paint, crown and more, and giving us a fair, honest price with lots of insightful feedback

- Cory at Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning for giving us a better deal on our HRV

- Mark at Home Office Media Evolution for giving me the home network of my (short-term) dreams with minimal disruption, and making me feel like a smart guy!

- TD Meloche-Monnex for getting us a great rate on home and auto insurance

- Ace Lock and Alarm for making the home secure

- Marriott's Moving for getting our stuff into the home in record time, with no damage to our stuff or the walls

- Desiree and Erin at work for providing so many boxes

- Rodney at work for lending equipment and expertise in helping realize the home network

- Bill at work for helping move the last of the stuff out of the old apartment

- Everyone at work for filling in the gap while I worked on the house

- Halifax Freecycle for helping get rid of a few things and getting us even more boxes

- The previous homeowners for leaving us landmines that'll make us more savvy shoppers if we ever move again

- Mom & dad for generous support, tons of advice and lots of questions

- Sandra for writing my first letter in the mail

- Blog readers for following along

- Friends and family for support and encouragement

- And of course, Amanda for .... everything!

I hope to return to regular programming soon.... and of course, a before-and-after spectacular once the decorating is mostly done.

2 comments:

  1. ...and thanks to you for making your best efforts at keeping me sane....and almost succeeding! :)
    Love ya

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  2. whew, what a trip, eh?
    congrats to both of you! the beauty of being a homeowner is that the excitement never ends, so far as I can tell. :)

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