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August 18, 2005

Settling In

Today I came home from work a little early to meet the Eastlink installer. I now have my phone, cable tv, and internet access all transferred to the house. While he was working on the phone installation, I did a little unpacking. I cleared out most of the clutter except for the kitchen, and moved most boxes to where they should be. Now, I'm going to mow my lawn for the first time.

August 16, 2005

Home!

It's official. I now live at (and own) 27 Woodland Ave. I can't wait to start all the little projects. The trick will be to force myself to unpack properly and make the house mine before I start painting, taking apart, repairing, running wire and so on.

Friends are welcome anytime - come on over!

August 09, 2005

A perfect evening

I'm not sure if I've publicly posted this yet, but I've been dating Krista Beardy for a little over three months now. Last evening we drove from Halifax to Debert, to take her daughter Kendra to camp for the week. We intended to take our time on the way back and enjoy the drive, but it turned out even better than we expected.

First, just outside of Debert we saw some cars stopped on the side of the road. We got out to find a nice patch of blueberries, very nicely ripe and sweet. Next we took a detour off the 102 around Stewiacke, where we saw some nice landscapes, farms, cows and generally pretty things. Next, a freight train passed us as we were driving through some small towns. To top it off, we spotted an interesting looking restaurant in Enfield. We stopped for supper and found that Bitar's Pizza and Grill has great atmosphere, classy decor, nice prices and really, really good pasta, all surprisingly in the middle of nowhere. Just after sunset we sat at a table by the window, had Bruschetta, a penne dish with roasted peppers and olives in olive oil, a great seafood chowder, and tiramitsu for dessert. As a final bonus, the train tracks run right behind the restaurant and another train passed just as we were eating our main course (Krista and I both like big machines).

Krista is really teaching me how great plans can work out when you don't plan a thing.

August 07, 2005

Work is busy

I'm now 2/3 through the busiest part of the summer for work. There will be other things but the last two and the next weekend are the craziest. I just got back from driving a 1000km loop to northern NB, across the ferry from Saint John to Digby and back to Halifax, doing two shows in two and a half days. Lots of fun.

Today I'm starting to pack my apartment in earnest. Hard to believe that I'm closing on my house in 9 days. I can't wait. Shortly after that dad and mom are coming through Halifax on their way back to Qatar, and then I'll take a little time off work. I'm ready to get to the fall and back to a 9 to 5 schedule. Hopefully it will October before the next run out big out of town shows.