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We Have a House….More Packing!!!!

We have a house in Vancouver!!!!  A rental, mind you – but nonetheless an entire house!!!!





Not a depressing, dark basement unit or a tiny high rise apartment!  No sharing the washer + dryer with other tenants!  1,200 square feet of just ours for an extremely reasonable rental price in Vancouver!!!!  And yes, it is the little yellow house that I was praying we would get when we went apartment hunting a couple weekends ago.

The lease is signed, the security deposit check has been accepted!!!!  Jeff + I are still not 100% convinced it’s ours until we walk through the door with the keys in our hot little hands.  We are HUGE skeptics.  Until then, we are cautiously excited!!!!!!!

At first, Jeff wasn’t entirely sold on the place because it’s in a sort of not-so-bright-and-shiny neighborhood.  I was like, “Sucka, puhleeze!!!!”.

Yo, I’ve lived in Echo Park, Korea Town + downtown Los Angeles before they were all gentrified!  Daily drug deals across the street + homeless people screaming to themselves at all hours of the day is de rigueur!  This neighborhood is cake!!!!  I can do somersaults down the street of this neighborhood (if I actually could manage a somersault, that is)!!!!!  As my fellow ex Echo Park resident + good friend Debbie said, “It’s like a Silverlake bungalow.”.  You said it, Debbie!!!!!  In addition, my family who have known about all my sketchy past abodes all agree that Funky Town is the place where Jeff + I belong.

We can’t wait to garden + fix the place up!

Definitely not excited to paint the entire interior, that’s for sure.  Who would choose to paint the ceiling black?!  Interior Decor Rule #1: if you want a small space to appear bigger, DO NOT paint the ceilings black!!!!

Oh, + not to mention the bathroom colors!!!






















YIIIIIKES!!!!  You can see me as a blur because I was like, “Get me the hell out of this offensive bathroom, pronto!!!”.  I’m going to be importing + forcing my Angeleno senior citizen parents into slave labor when the painting begins.  No rest for the retired!!!!  Mwahahahaha!!!!!

So…..the packing in Calgary begins.

I feel like all I ever do is pack, unpack, pack, unpack.  The idea of our own home is AHMAZING!!!!!!!!!!  I won’t have to pack for an ENTIRE YEAR!!!  What a concept!  Liberation!!!

I listen to a lot of Rihanna + Katy Perry to get by.  I ain’t ashamed!!!










I’ve been packing each item real proper!  I wrap everything in packing paper, box it + tape it up!  Bye bye!!!!

I could get a job at Crate + Barrel with all my fragile item wrapping skillz!!!  Hope everyone’s been well!!!!



8 Comments Post a comment
  1. hiroko nishino #

    Hi Shel,
    The yellow house looks great and charming , just like Malibu Beach bungalows, little houses along the street of Pacific Coast High way of Venice California.
    I am very sure you and Jeff will make the cutest house on the block.
    mommy hiroko

    August 24, 2012
    • I like your vision, Mom!!!! Way to be positive!!!!

      August 27, 2012
  2. YAYYYYY! so happy for you and Jeff! That place looks like it has “good bones” and great potential! I am sure you will whip it up into shape in no time flat! Congratulations!

    August 25, 2012
    • Spoken like a true architect!!!! Thanks, A!!!! Your structural knowledge of houses means so much to me!!!! Now the Benjamins can come for a visit!!!!!!!!

      August 27, 2012
  3. seriously, please…you guys are probably the sketchiest looking people on that block! hahaha.
    hey rocky! you and kenny better get your painting overalls ready…and a bottle or 2 of scotch! that paint looks like it need like 4-5 coats to cover up the ugly! xoxo (Debbie 😉

    August 25, 2012
    • Oh, girrrl – YOU KNOW IT!!!! Wish you were here to contribute!! Haha!!!

      August 27, 2012
  4. kenny daddO/Papi nishino #

    Yike’s, more painting, but hopefully be well feed while in
    Hong’Couver, but Nan, so happy U finally settled on ur
    own hacienda, boo’YAH !!!!! now the move is gonna be
    HUGE, i should know as U & Jeff, are major hoarder’s,
    me…i thought i was bad, but but but, never mind…lol !!!!!!

    August 26, 2012
    • Great incentive, Dad! We’ll pay you + mom in dim sum!!!! I like that idea!!!! Haha!!

      August 27, 2012

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