Sugar D has a job! It's the job in Toronto, the one that requires four hours of commuting a day, but it's just too good of an opportunity to turn down. Besides, we can do anything for 3-6 months and in the meantime we'll look for opportunities to end the commute (with other jobs or a move). And, he should be able to get home by 6 in the evening, which is perfectly humane.
Ottawa is still on the table... right now the possibilities are dizzying and exciting, though at some point I expect they'll become just plain old uncertain and stressful. I have so much swirling through my mind (not to mention preparing two job applications for Ottawa jobs) that I haven't really been able to blog. I just can't keep up with or track the millions of directions in which my thoughts are darting about.
In related news, I've gone and fallen in love on the Internet, with a house. It's the most gorgeous house I've ever seen anywhere in our price range (our price range, of course, being dependent on both of us having jobs -- in Ottawa), and I could imagine living in it forever. Anyways, I'm only just managing to keep my head on my shoulders and am resigning myself that it is absolutely not the right time... I'm going to have to ban myself from the mls for a while I think. At least until we see how Sugar D's new job goes or until one of us gets a job offer elsewhere. Well... maybe I could just focus on places in Toronto because that would be a much less disruptive move at the moment.
Last summer, I fell in love with a fixer-upper in the Bo Kaap in Cape Town, the neighbourhood with all the colourful homes. Funnily enough, I'm pretty sure I saw it, unfixed-up, when we wandered around the neighbourhood this past January. Clearly, I have a history of these totally impractical love affairs with other houses. The funny thing is that I love our home. I wouldn't want to move anywhere else in G-town, at least not anywhere that we could reasonably afford.
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