So we have been here for almost a month and I have written one post, ha! I guess that’s not very good.
We have seen quite a few new things since we have been here, though I admit it is not as different as I thought it would be. I am definitely missing my family, and my friends but I am getting through! I should be starting a new job shortly so it will be nice to get out of the house. I have also looked into joining a Mom and Tot swim group so I can hopefully meet some other Moms.
With a new job coming up I was able to go online and do a bit of shopping for “business casual” clothes, this is kind of like a initiation to living in Iqaluit (ordering online), ha-ha. It’s amazing the things that you take advantage of when you live down south. I think that is a big part of feeling isolated up here, the realization that you can’t just go out and get anything you want! You have to either order it online or wait until you are able to fly out to Ottawa etc. Plus it takes about 3 weeks to get anything sent here, by the time you get it you’ve almost forgotten that you ordered it in the first place! lol. The other thing is that you can’t just order from anywhere because if a store does not offer free shipping without any fine print, then you will spend a ton on shipping. I was able to order from ae.com and oldnavy.ca (new!) with free shipping so that was good.
Ryan and I will be looking for our own place in January or so and I am freaking out about how we are going to get all the things we need for a house here without spending a fortune! We will be checking out local yard sales for sure! They are apparently common in the spring and fall, but we may have more difficulty in the winter. We will figure it out though! You can get things here for the home, they are just expensive and there is not much in terms of selection…
We went for brunch a couple of Sundays ago at the Frobisher, that was really nice. A huge buffet with everything from Eggs Benedict to Arctic Char, definitely a good feed! Kaitlyn enjoyed it to, she was able to try char and Caribou!
We are enjoying being able to see friends on MSN and Skype with video, that really really helps! Well have to go for now, Kaitlyn is a busy bee!