Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Moving on

Well, the paperwork is in so I guess it's official. We're moving.... to Pang! The move is happening a little earlier than we figured in the grand scheme of our planned northern tour. But you know what they say about the best laid plans. Going earlier than planned does open the door to the possibility of a third community before we head back down south. That's an exciting thought but one that's way off our radar at the moment.

We don't know yet when it's going to happen other than it'll be less than 90 days from yesterday. I'm thinking mid to late March sometime. The people replacing us need to sell their house and the people in Pang we're replacing need to buy one so we'll staying put at least until that happens. In the meantime, I'm working on going through our stuff trying to decide what to get rid of and plan to have a huge yard sale. The house in Pang is substantially smaller than the one we have here so it's a good reason to purge. Most of it is stuff we never should have moved up here in the first place.

So I guess another Cape Dorset blogger bites the dust. Babies and Bulldogs will live on from my new location so I hope you'll stick around as we continue our northern adventure I'll keep you posted on the details as we get closer to moving day.

Quick Stats:
Name: Pangnirtung (pronounced by most- Pan-ger-tung)
Population: approx 1300 (stat is from 2003 so I'm not sure how accurate it still is)
Location: The east side of Baffin Island just under the Arctic circle (Approx 50km's I think. someone please correct me if I'm wrong on that)
Policing: 3 man detachment. Pretty much just as busy as Cape Dorset.
Exciting stuff: They have a Pizza Hut and a KFC in the Quick Stop!


Aida said...

congratulations! cant wait to hear of a new adventure :) and I am pretty sure you have to pass Iqaluit to go to Pang. so lmk when you are in town :)

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

How exciting!!! Good luck with the purge.

Kennie said...

Have fun! And good luck with the purging .. been there, done that .. and yes, there is always stuff that you do wonder why did I bring this with me in the first place? Is there any of it that can be sent back home for storage that you want to keep?

Matthew said...

Pang is a very nice place. I've been there a few times.

Sad to see another Dorset blogger gone. The way things are going I'm going to be the only one left!


Lindsay Niedzielski said...

Wow, exciting times - a move is always so full of possibilities that it is a really exciting adventure!!! That really is one of the good things about the RCMP - if you get sick of where you are living or just want to try something different they are always open to the idea of paying ridiculous amounts of money to get you someplace new!!!:) Have fun with the purging!

Tara Muise said...

Yay! Another Pang blogger! It is a really beautiful place and, though I don't really have to many other communities in the north to compare it to, I like it.

The place you'll be living is sooo close to the Northern and all the other things in the town. I, on the otherhand, have to walk for about 20 minutes to get there (that's why I like the skidoo).

Oh, and about the KFC/Pizza Hut...don't get too excited. The chicken actually tastes like pieces were taken from a bag at the Northern (which is connected), then deep fried. If you've ever had KFC in the south there's no way you could mistake this stuff as being the same. Although the manager is fantastic - and even has open mikes every now and then - I would never eat there.

Anyway, purge away. I heard you'll be getting the TVo here (I'm so jealous). Movie night?

Good luck!


Sarah said...

Congrats it's 'official'.. I'm sad that I'm not there..when you are goign to be there... but there are some GREAT people in Pang... email me if you want any info!!

Best of luck as you prepare for the 'move'!! :)


KOTN said...

Also, best hats anywhere. Great town to visit.

Tammy said...

Congrats! 90 days does not seem like a very long time in the grand scheme of things! Have a great time purging (I love to purge-clean). I look forward to seeing lots of photos of Pang...including KFC & Pizza hut, whether you eat there or not :)