New Month, New Home

We made it! The move, involving two big trucks, six movers, 50+ boxes, and oodles of packing tape, got us from Port Moody to Delta without mishap. I can’t say enough about the friendly, professional folks from You Move Me. The day before the move, three of them helped me finish packing my office and kitchen, which was immensely helpful as it required filling about 25+ boxes alone, never mind the ones I’d already packed.

We’ve been in our new home a week now and have put most of it together, except for the living and family rooms. My office is much brighter and a better layout than my old basement office, where my window looked into the garage. Now I have the morning light shining in and a window that opens onto fresh air and scenic trees.

The photo above was the view from my kitchen window about a week ago. I believe those gorgeous beauties are called camelias. The previous owners took great care with plants on the property. Aside from the crocuses we had earlier this spring, tulips are in full bloom out front. Oddly enough, we also have banana plants, which isn’t common in BC, however, this area of the Lower Mainland receives more sunshine than Port Moody. And we have these lovely bleeding hearts along the back wall of the house.

Ironically, I wasn’t able to see my daughter and granddaughters in over two weeks as they came down with Covid for the first time. Finally, everyone tested negative yesterday and are feeling one hundred percent better, so they came by for a short visit.

As you can imagine, I’ve not put in many hours with respect to writing. I did write for a half-hour to a full hour most days, just to take my mind off the many tasks associated with moving. To my shock, I’ve completed nearly 20,000 words of my second fantasy in a month. I’ll be doing a bit of online promotion later this month, but overall I’ll be taking it easy with all activities. I have one more big personal event coming up this month, which is a whole other blog topic I’ll share with you in a couple of weeks.


Author: debrapurdykong

I'm a British Columbia author who's been writing for over 30 years. My volunteer experiences, criminology diploma, and security work inspired me to write the Casey Holland transit security novels set in Metro Vancouver. I'm also a part-time facilitator in Creative Writing Workshops through Port Moody's Recreation program. Feel free to contact me at

25 thoughts on “New Month, New Home”

  1. I am so happy you are now in your new home. Your office looks wonderful! You will love spending time in there. Congratulations!! We enjoyed living in that part of the lower mainland for 14 years. Such a great spot. Enjoy!

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  2. Congratulations ! You made it and now you can settle in. The last spot we lived in down there was Ladner and there and Steveston were our two favourites. I grew up on the coast until I moved to the beautiful Okanagan. I hope you will super happy in your new location!

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      1. Hah. Yes, getting off a computer route has its immediate perks;) I’m appreciating my backyard. It’s been 25+ years since I lived in a house. So great to walk from my studio onto the patio and see green and gardens and birds.

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      1. Slowly, but surely. Thanks for asking. It’s looking like, with a little luck, our new apt bldg should be ready for occupancy by the end of Sept. We will have no excuse not to be ready!

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  3. Congratulations on your successful move, Debra! It’s nice to see pictures of your new office space, plus the beautiful flowering plants you have. Enjoy your new home! 🙂

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  4. Congrats on your new home and getting there. Sheesh, I remember the days of hectic moves and packing. You were lucky to have the help. Enjoy and take your time. 🙂

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