January 2, 2012

Well we're moving on up

Or to be more accurate, we're technically moving down - to the ground floor that is. Oh, and in another city. In different a province.

That's right, sweet dears, for the inaugural Chronically Vintage post of 2012, I come bearing (what is for my family and I) extremely good news! In a matter of weeks, my husband and I will be leaving Toronto and heading to my home province of British Columbia.

The decision to make this move is a very multi-faceted one that was not, by any stretch of the imagination, reached lightly. For the last few weeks, the mister and I have debated, planned, and endlessly discussed the pros and cons of leaving Toronto, and ultimately decided that moving is the right thing for us at this point in our lives.

There is - as cross country moves by their very nature to involve - much work to be done between now and when we leave Ontario at the end of February, but that's more than okay, because I can't remember the last time we were looking so forward to a major life change.

{Moving nearly always entails a lot of work, planning and a dollop of luck, but it's worth it in the end if you get to end up someplace you love, as we'll be doing when we head out to B.C. in a few weeks. Charming 1940s moving day themed beer ad via paul.malon on Flickr.}


For the time being, things around these blogging parts will be much the same. With last year's Vintage 365 behind us, posts will likely appear here two to three (or more) times a week, right up until the final days that I'm in Toronto, and then they'll pick up again once we're settled into our new place in B.C. (it will take our furniture and belongings a couple of weeks to arrive on the moving truck, so I may be MIA around then, but I'll let you all know for sure as those days draw nearer and I better know how things are going to unfold).

So, while (in an admittedly retro nod) the Jeffersons we're moving on up, we're moving on down from our little high rise apartment to a ground floor condo, in a beautiful town, in my favourite Canadian province, and that really is a piece of the pie, in our books! Smile


  1. Awesome news, Jessica!!! Knowing how much I yearn to live closer to family myself, I can fully relate to you wanting to be close too, and I am elated for you that it will be happening right around the corner.

    I have been working for days on an email to you. (I still don't have email on my laptop, so I have to wait until the desktop is available, which it hasn't been since my husband has been home from work alot during these holiday weeks.)

    Anyhow, I am most definitely rejoicing with you!!


  2. That's very exciting. Although moving is such hard work, I always do enjoy a change of scenery, chance to redecorate and make the new place feel like home. I hope everything goes smoothly and that you love your new home!! x

  3. How wonderful that you are moving closer to family, and in a much warmer part of the country in these cold winter months! Moving is a lot of hard work, but it sounds as though it will be worth it.

    It was nice to find a vintage enthusiast so close to me as so many seem to be in the UK. But it sounds like this move is just the ticket for you.

  4. I haven't been to Toronto, but I have lived in Victoria BC all my life (actually 3 generations). I am sure that you will enjoy it here, Marilyn

  5. You're coming to BC?? You know what that means? We will meet up this year!! What wonderful news. Wishing you a safe and smooth move, dear Jessica. Happy New Year!! xo – g

  6. Good gracious what exciting news from you. I have relations in Canada and had others who have lived all over Canada. I have never been but Iknow the distances are huge and such major move will be really major. Good luck & it will be nice to read about it all every so often.

  7. Good luck sweetheart! What a perfect image to announce the move and when I busted into a beer later this evening I'll send a toast all the way to you

  8. Yay! It is always fun to start fresh in a new house or a new city, and you get to do both!

    As an aside, I have a luncheon this Saturday and I noticed you haven't been pinning recipes. So now I have no idea what to make! LOL!

    Glad you are off to a wonderful year.

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

  9. Congrats on your upcoming move! What an exciting and rewarding decision.

    Best Wishes,

  10. I may not have been born here, but I've lived in BC for the huge majority of my life, and I certainly consider it my home province. Welcome back!

  11. Oh how exciting! I hope your move goes as smoothly as possible. What a lovely start to a new year.

  12. I can feel the excitement. It sounds like a happy decision. Of course, I am writing this way after the fact. But I feel the excitement all the same.

    :) Hope

    1. Thank you very much, Hope! It's really touching that you'r spending time reading through some of my older posts - many thanks for that, too.

      This move was one of the best decisions of my (and certainly "our" life) life, and though we'll be feeling the financial ramifications of it for a long time to come, I completely the move, setting up our new place, and getting our first vehicle (shortly thereafter) were all worth it for the change in quality of life that we have now.

      ♥ Jessica