A couple of people asked for another update with our Canada move so here we are.
We move on 24th October. This is both exciting and scary. Hopefully we will settle in before the seriously challenging weather kicks in. I hear it was 30c yesterday but the snow is imminent.
Initially we are renting until our house in the UK sells. Six months to begin with.
This is what the rental home looks like:
As well as being around twice the size, it has a couple of features our current house doesn’t have. First it has a double garage which is useful as our current garage is full of junk. Secondly it has a basement (unfinished). The best part though is it is the same as the new build houses we were excited about earlier in the year when we visited so it is almost like having a trial run. Hopefully when all the finances are sorted and it comes time to buy they will still be building them!
This is going to be expensive, hopefully the house will sell quickly! When I land I need to seriously get the business back on track. Originally I considered renting out the house in the UK but we need the equity for a deposit as the house prices and exchange rates are working against us. (See diagram below).
The pets are flying out with us and all our stuff is going in a shipping container. Yes, this means we will have a couple of weeks in the UK with no furniture and the same on the other side. Inflatable beds FTW!
I’m lucky in that I will be in Vegas for a week, I get some respite from the in-house camping situation, but at the same time I have to give six talks in front of a large audience so I doubt I will be getting sleep in those comfy beds.
Still to do a lot of stuff like bank accounts, set up my business in Canada (and some clients would be good!), get an accountant, get a car … *shudder*.
We have been up and down with the nerves. When they hit we have to remind ourselves we are going to this …
I’m looking forward to exploring the country when we get there. There is so much we have never seen, especially Jasper, Montreal, the Maritimes … exciting stuff 🙂