Wednesday, September 21, 2011

funny bunnies

since our belongings marched themselves to iqaluit a couple of weeks ago, ian and i have been staying with his parents (which is really great). i've also been off work for a week now so i've really been taking some time to relax. just kidding! i'm not relaxed at all!

i've mainly been making phone calls to set things up in iqaluit (internet, phone, etc.) and tying up all of the loose ends here. i made sure to have my wedding rings re-sized to take into account how cold i will be in my new home. anyway, i wanted to give a quick and incomplete idea of what it's been like financially to get ready to move to nunavut. here are some of the things we've been spending money on:

- a parka for me: $670
- snowpants for both of us: $480
- a bunch of totally random stuff from costco: $600
- clothes we'll be needing: $500

this list continues to get longer and longer. thankfully, our rent cost for a 1 bedroom apartment in iqaluit is only $2400 per month so we're laughing! just kidding, nobody is laughing about that.

i'm excited to post more once we get to nunavut. i'm especially excited to post pictures of my new black neoprene face mask. it's fun to look like a murderer when you're not one!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

movin' on up

it is with both excitement and terror that i announce our upcoming move to iqaluit, nunavut. the last few weeks have been a very overwhelming whirlwind of decision making, planning, packing and money spending (i'll talk more about the money later).

on august 22 i accepted a position in human resources in iqaluit and by september 8 the packers and movers were taking everything we own and putting it in a truck. i was a raccoon-ish mess watching those two middle aged portly men walk into our apartment that morning. we weren't allowed to pack any of our own stuff so i just pictured them folding my underwear one by one and putting them in a box. i'm sure that's how it happened. it takes weeks for anything to get to nunavut, so while our apartment is empty and our belongings are on their way, we're still in guelph until october 1 when we fly toronto - ottawa - iqaluit. i'll write more soon about everything we've been doing to get ready to leave. for now, i'll leave you with this picture of me wearing my canada goose jacket and one of my sorels. i wasn't willing to put the other one on because it was TOO DAMN HOT.