It feels like so much has changed since I last posted that I don't know where to start. Except that nothing's really happened. Our vacation was great, except for a whole lotta cold, rainy weather and not a lotta swimming. We drove a lot, to Ottawa, Kingston and Peterborough, which was better than I expected with Swee'pea mostly sleeping and Sugar D and I getting lots of time to talk and think. I think it was a great time to get away from home, to get some much needed perspective and distance.
The result? I think we may move, maybe to Toronto, maybe to Ottawa. Not right away -- for one thing, we need to do quite a bit of work on the house before we put it on the market, and for another we need jobs in the new location -- but as something to work towards. And it means I can pore over the mls to my heart's content. This time last year, I'd gotten it into my head that I wanted to buy a place in Cape Town. I still haven't figured out exactly how we'd finance it, but the hours I spent checking out houses and apartments on the internet provided great escapism.
So for those of you who live in Toronto or Ottawa (is there anyone who reads me in Ottawa? I don't think so)... provide some direction to my mls daydreams. What neighbourhood do you live in? Is there anywhere affordable to live? Someplace near parks and shopping and easy to reach downtown?
And in the meantime, I'm dusting off my resume and applying for jobs myself. It feels like an exciting time... I'd be happy to stay here if Sugar D found satisfying work here (although, that said, G-town suddenly looked awfully small when we got back), and it would be exciting to move to a new city with more job opportunities.
And, in more scary news, a girl I babysat when she was eight months old just added me as a friend on facebook. I don't think I've seen her since she was 3. You know you're old when...