Grandpa Remy here again with another post!
As most of you know, grandma and I just purchased a new home to retire in. Many of you made it to our house warming this past weekend, and we truly appreciate all the wonderful gifts and decorations you’ve all brought! They will all be put to good use. We wanted to make sure our home would be extremely accessible as we get older, so before even looking at purchasing a home, we first looked at house plans for a bungalow style home. Obviously as we’re growing older (which we will never admit to your face), we wanted a bungalow style home so there would be no stairs. However, we’ve included a basement so that our grandchildren would have somewhere to play. There’s a den, theater, and playroom with table tennis, pool, and air hockey tables so feel free to stop by anytime to play and just hang out with us!
Anyway, more about our house. We found a company that did custom designed homes in Ontario so our lives would be easier. We didn’t have to do anything! We just picked out the house plan we wanted and they put the pieces together on our property. With a blink of an eye, viola, it was finished! We’re so in love with our new home. Come stop by anytime if you’d like to see it. Just give us a call ahead to make sure we’re home.
For those of you who came to our house warming – what did you think? We went with granite countertops as well as hard wood floors because if this was going to be the house we retire in, we want it to be perfect. There’s 2 bedrooms on the main floor and 2 downstairs so plenty of room for guests to stay. We also have 5 washrooms (3 on main floor and 2 downstairs). When we decided to buy a new house, we also kept in mind how many people would be coming over for the annual Christmas party. This is why we didn’t go with a smaller home that’s easier to maintain. All for you kids!
So for this year’s Christmas party, we are super excited to host! There will be bedrooms available for those of you staying in town and overnight. The basement will also be finished so the kids can play downstairs. Our dining room seats 10 people which I know definitely won’t fit all of us, but we also have plenty of room in our great room, kitchen, and family room. There will be enough room for all! Can’t wait to see all of you visiting here and please stop by anytime!
P.s. yes, we are installing a pool. It should be done by the end of June – will send out another email/write another blog regarding coming over to swim.