Sunday, August 27, 2006

Slow changes

Well, I guess it's been over a month now since I last updated...sorry it's been so long. I keep giving myself the excuse that I've been too busy, but to be honest in the end it all comes down to priorities, and I haven't really made an effort to get down to posting.

Some things are slowly starting to change in our life. Tim has a new job now. He just left this afternoon to spend three days in Toronto training. When he's done that he'll be working full time for Long & McQuade in Burlington in their rentals department. This particular change comes with mixed feelings. Excitement that he'll be working with sound equipment again as well as thankfulness that he'll be home at nights. However there is some nervousness over the change, including the fact that he'll be taking a significant cut in pay which should make the next few months rather interesting.

We're making plans to move out of our apartment. We still can't afford a house but we're going to try to find something a little smaller, cheaper, and preferably not in an apartment building. I'm getting really sick of living 16 floors up. Elevators are not my friend. Neither are 16 flights of stairs. I'd love it if we could find something with laundry facilities, but we'll have to see where we end up. I've applied for a job in Milton at a children's hospice up there so who knows where we might end up at this point.

My aunt has started on chemotherapy. She hasn't been feeling the side effects too much yet so praise the Lord for that. Please continue to keep her and her family in your prayers. It's a pretty stressful time for all of them. My parents are planning on going down to West Virginia over the long weekend to visit them, and I think it will be good for my mum to spend some time with her sister.

My younger siblings are heading back to school this week. Justine is off to Iowa again. Won't see her till Christmas. Dave is starting his first year at Calvin...that's an odd feeling. My little brother is all grown up and heading off to college. It seems that it wasn't so long ago that it was me leaving the house for my first year, and now the last of my siblings is off and leaving my parents with an empty house. How time flies!

Last weekend friends of ours got married after a year or so of engagement. It was a nice wedding, and a bunch of us had good times dancing the night away. Man but I couldn't walk for the next three days! Seriously, one morning I got out of bed and nearly fell over it hurt so much to stand.

Anyway, so that's where we're at. Much to report even if it's less to reflect on. There are days I wonder how we manage to keep going with it all. I am cursed with a sense that the "Ratrace" of life is exceedingly pointless. I live with the hope that someday it will be easier... Until that day, I keep on.