September 30, 2013
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I’m trying not to complain, but I am very cold. The blood that runs through my veins must be 90% water and is taking it’s sweet time to thicken up.  As much as I LOVE my new home, I really have had to do something about keeping it warm and toasty. Since we moved in back in July, I’ve had to learn how to build a fire in the Wegj AND keep it going. What a learning curve that has been!  I’ve also come to the realization that a nitestore is not nearly sufficient to keep the cold at bay.  I really tried to give that nitestore a chance to prove itself but it just kept letting me down.  It has now been replaced by a brand new Mitsubishi heat pump that has me completely wrapped in it’s soothing warmth. Oh, heavenly warmth… I’ve also broken down and bought electric heaters for our master bedroom and our closet room (we converted a spare room into a walk-in closet) as well as a smaller Dyson heater for our study.  Oh, and another space heater in the bathroom.  I grew up in Canada so I’m used to central heating.  It’s standard. Houses are warm, cozy and inviting. No need to wear anything more than one layer of clothing. I’ve been wearing at least 3 layers… inside.

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Needless to say, I’ve just been hunkering down waiting for the big thaw.  Most of my time has been spent doing minor renovations and making our house a ‘home’.  I can’t say enough about how much I love my home!  I’m getting excited about cleaning up our country garden, planting veggies in our veggie garden and spending some lazy summer days in our beautiful yard.

I also can’t wait to get my camera out and start taking some real photographs!  I’ve been relying on my iPhone to capture my life so far as I have just been way too busy settling in… and thickening up my blood.