Some thoughts on the the last 12 months.
....how much you'll to pay for a case of Coke when you just have to have it.
....given the choice, I would take a dry, Nunavut -35 any day over a damp, Maritime -5.
....Nick could make it months without a beer and be ok.
....you can learn to live without anything when the shipping cost more than the item itself.
....there is still an airline in Canada that serves MEALS... in economy class...for free! You also get wine with dinner, 'special' coffees and hot chocolate chip cookies.
....you can still gain weight when there is no fast food in a 3000 mile radius.
....I would go from being envious of other woman's shoes to coveting their amauti and parkas.
....the word 'pooptruck' would become part of my lexicon.
....I'd be disappointed we got Tank fixed before we got here. Can you imagine a bulldog/malamute cross?
....I would wear fur without feeling guilty.
....the horribly stale Tim Horton's donuts brought by visitors would be received as a rare delicacy.
....I would meet such great people.
One year ago today Nick and I became northerners. I really didn't know what to expect when we made the decision to move here but it has been a great adventure so far. I will admit that I miss Walmart and McDonalds. I sometimes long for movie theatres and the ability to leave town without a plane ticket. I do wish that our family could be closer so they could see Oliver grow in person instead of in pictures. Having said all that, we are glad to experience this unique part of Canada.
First impressions in pictures: