Friday, June 29, 2007

The Big Move

The big Day is finally here. And although we're both extremely excited about moving into our new abode, I've got a feeling it's going to be a long day. We're tired. Not only because of the numerous trips to hardware stores, lawyers, realtors, contractors and city planning commission (UGH!); but the lightning storms we've had for the last three consecutive nights have left us sleep deprived. Oh, it has nothing to do with a deep astrapophobia for either one of us... but our 80 lb Bernese Mountain Dog turns into a blubbering heap of fur at the first thunder clap. She climbs into our bed, crawls up and lies - sideways - between our pillows. She then pants (hyperventilating?) all night long... and drools down my neck. I awoke to a drool-soaked pillow a few times this week!

So here we are, with boxes all over the place and bags under our eyes. The contractor for the garage we're having built should start work within the next two weeks - which is exciting news for me (and Silver). For now, I'm just pushing to get through the big move!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Still here!

Haven't posted anything in a while now, so I thought I'd just stop in to give a sign of life! Things have been crazy lately both at work and on the home front. We're moving into the new (to us) house at the end of the month, so we've been running around trying to make sure that everything's ready... although I'm sure we will have forgotten a few things when the day finally comes.

We'd actually considered building a new house, but in truth that was just a compromise solution. What we were both really looking for was an older house in one of the downtown neighbourhoods - but it seemed that every old house we visited was more of an overpriced moneypit then anything else. So we had all but decided to move to the burbs in a new "cookie-cutter" house... but as luck would have it, the house came on the market just a few days before we were going to sign the building contract. Ain't it funny how life turns out that way sometimes.

Of course, I've also been spending a fair amount of time on two wheels. The weather for the past few weeks has been so damn good - it would almost be a sin not to be out riding! Yesterday I did some recon around our new neighbourhood; checking out all the sidestreets, the local parks, and what the neighbours look like ;-) I was pleased to see a few motorcycles parked in the neighbouring driveways... that must mean it's a good place to live!

I've been so busy that I've actually fallen behind on Silver's maintenance regiment. I'm about 800kms overdue for an oilchange, not to mention that I should be trying to find a bit of time to sync the throttle bodies (but that can wait). I did manage to wash it over the weekend, but just a 30-minute quick job - which was sufficient to get the bugs off the windshield and fairing, and the oil fling off the rear rim and swingarm.

Today we're at t-minus 18 days until the big move, and I just can't wait.