It's been a busy few weeks around here. Not as much at home (no busier than normal), but at the hangar more so. Maintenance on the airplanes has kept Rob very busy. Not only has maintenance been pressing, and different unforseen issues popped up here and there, but the aviation authorities have added pressure to all of the staff with audits and legal demands within shorter-than-planned-for time-frames.
Not only has life at the hangar been busy, but Rob started welding together a woodstove the first winter we lived here, back in 2012. We are all feeling the coolness of winter this year and want the stove finished, so he is spending Saturdays at the MAF garage where the project, and the equipment are kept. The project definitely would have been completed and installed last winter, except this time last year we were packing and planning our trip to Canada. I can't believe that was already a year ago!
The bunny in the photos above were a gift from work :) Rob and another volunteer were playing practical jokes on one another over the past few months. This was the final joke played on Rob, right before the volunteer's plane was scheduled to leave last weekend, taking him back to his home country. :) Me, the kids and even Rob, weren't too disappointed in the joke. We were thinking of getting a bunny anyways!
School is starting to wind down for us. We won't take 2 full months off. But we will definitely take a breather. Mom needs it. ;) It has been a fantastic year of learning, exploring, laughing, persevering, and crying together. And, even though Joyanne has been learning unofficially over the past year, I'm excited to officially add her in to our routine as a Kindergartener this coming year.