- At breakfast this morning we told the kids that Graeme would be signing a rental contract later in the day for a house that we had all looked at. Zach said, “I guess you’re crossing the Rubicon”. At my blank stare, he proceeded to explain the reference.
- I’ve found the last few weeks to be a stressful time of deciding where to live. We’re relieved to have made a decision. There are still issues to figure out…. what furniture will fit into the house, what furniture we’ll store, sell, give away, and what rental furnishings we’ll ask them to leave. And there will still be the issue of finding a house or land to build on, but at least we’ll be here to look for it. The house has its idiosyncrasies and I think it might feel a bit tight sometimes, but there are many perks. “Our house” is on the lake. We can swim, kayak, ice fish, cast for rainbows off shore, cross country ski, skate for miles when the conditions are right, etc. right out our front door. The roads are quiet for biking. There is a public sand beach within walking distance. We’ll be a short drive to a giant provincial park with hiking, biking, and skiing trails. It’s close to a down hill ski hill. We’re already learning who to get eggs, veggies, and meat from. Just need to find some goat milk. We should have some good adventures.
- Only a few days left until we head home. I think driving south might be a bit depressing, but some little people (one two year old in particular) will really benefit from being back in their own beds with their own stuff in their own house.