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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Home Sweet Home

We have been home for nearly a week now and it feels fantastic! It has been nice to visit with family and friends, but there's something special about being home.

We have managed to welcome to the cooler Autumn weather with the (near) completion of our heating system! It is up and running officially, though not as efficient as it will be in the coming weeks. It is amazing to have warm wood floors in our house. After experiencing 5 winters in this house with little heat, we are enjoying the warmth now. I can feel good about Joyanne crawling around on the floor and not freezing her hands and knees off! Also, guests no longer have to pack their slippers and winter socks when they visit our house!

3 comments:

Melissa-Ann November 3, 2010 at 11:58 AM  

Glad you are home and enjoying you wonderful cozy house!

Josh and Jocelyn R. Plett November 3, 2010 at 11:07 PM  

i always feel a bit bad for you when i read your blog entries about how great your house is getting... and thinking about how you'll experience your new house. although no one who hasnt been here before seems to believe us, it does get very chilly here in the winter months (June-August) to the point where you'll want to wear wool socks and slippers and a few layers of sweaters inside the house since the temperature outside is usually warmer than inside (which is good in summer, but not as great in winter). and, because the hardwood floors are waxed regularly my boys always got brown knees during their crawling stage. So, all that to say, enjoy your last 2 winters with good heat! :-) (mind you, winters here are only 3 months out of 12 rather than 9 out of 12! :-) so that's a huge bonus. haha)

Rob and Karina Barber November 4, 2010 at 7:18 AM  

No need to feel bad for us Jocelyn. We are expecting many changes and difficulties as we make this move/transition. Number 4 will likely be walking by the time we experience our first winter there. :) Plus, I love knitting and crocheting, so as long as yarn and wool is available in Madagascar, I can still knit slippers and blankets without feeling silly about it because we live in a so-called 'warm' climate. Looking forward to meeting you Neighbour!
Oh and I would have to completely agree with you about the whole 3 months out of 12 rather than 9! Once October hits on the West coast, we don't really see blue sky until Spring! :(