Eviction Notice

Thankfully we don’t have one of those!  An eviction notice…  My wonderful in-laws have let us wholly invade their space for the past 6 weeks while we wait for our tenant’s lease to be up.  And tomorrow is the day!

We haven’t served our notice at the in-laws yet though, as we have a lot of painting at our house to do!  Hoping to be able to properly move in by Tuesday or Wednesday next week.  But the process is starting!  Tomorrow!

Muling over these first 6 weeks we have had in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada.  It really does feel like home to Carl and I, and the kids are rapidly getting used to it.  They still miss South Africa terribly, but Canada is growing on them! :-)

We couldn’t have asked for better “landlords” than Carl’s parents.  They have graciously let us invade literally every nook and cranny of their home, change their schedules, modify their food, and disrupt their lives!  But they have loved it too!  Having their grandchildren and children in the same home with them after having us away for the past 10 years.  Pretty special times indeed!

Some of our days were mundane… homeschooling, working, applying for jobs, getting health insurance, washing dishes, etc.  But we enjoyed the mundane.  Would you like to see some pictures of our mundane? ;-)  With a few fun ones thrown in!!

Our long time friends welcomed us back to Canada with slurpees and a barbecue at the local park.

Our long time friends welcomed us back to Canada with slurpees and a barbecue at the local park.

Most days, however, started like this - with some of us still in our pyjamas... homeschool on the couch!

Most days, however, started like this – with some of us still in our pyjamas… homeschool on the couch!

Nate always finished school first!  Lots of great online resources to choose from!

Nate always finished school first! Lots of great online resources to choose from!

And we frequent the local library!!!

And we frequent the local library!!!

Computerised book return has us "foreigners" gaping in awe!  The kids act like toddlers fighting over who gets to return the books! :-)

Computerised book return has us “foreigners” gaping in awe! The kids act like toddlers fighting over who gets to return the books! :-)

Elise teaching her grandad how to play the game of Life.  ;-)

Elise teaching her grandad how to play the game of Life. ;-)

Trying out mattresses!  Do you girls feel that green pea under your mattress?  ;-)

Trying out mattresses! Do you girls feel that green pea under your mattress? ;-)

Emoji heaven!!!

Emoji heaven!!!

Nate must be on dish duty tonight!  He cleans up every Monday and Tuesday suppers.  (You are welcome future wife of Nate Waldron! :-)   Nan often helps him though!

Nate must be on dish duty tonight! He cleans up every Monday and Tuesday suppers. (You are welcome future wife of Nate Waldron! :-) Nan often helps him though!

We celebrated Nate turning 12!!!  That wasn't so mundane!!!!

We celebrated Nate turning 12!!!

We have been making up of lost time with the ice cream varieties here!  Oh my how the pants need to stretch!!

We have been making up of lost time with the ice cream varieties here! Oh my how the pants need to stretch!!

And because of the ice cream, I often go for runs!  :-)  This is on my route!  Super peaceful and beautiful!

And because of the ice cream, I often go for runs!
:-) This is on my route! Super peaceful and beautiful!

Frequent dog walks

Frequent dog walks

Teaching Nan all about the continent of Africa!

Teaching Nan all about the continent of Africa!

Special times with extended family - This is Carl's great uncle R...  we had other get togethers with more extended family, but we failed to capture those on camera.

Special times with extended family….

Special memories with Grandad

Special memories with Grandad

Thank you Nan and Grandad for hosting us these past 6 weeks!  just a few more days... :-)

Thank you Nan and Grandad for hosting us these past 6 weeks! just a few more days… :-)

 

One Response to Eviction Notice
  1. Luana Reply

    We’ve loved having you all stay with us. I’m so glad we’ve had this short time to live together after being apart for so long! I’m sure we’ll be back and forth A LOT after you move to your place too! The kids’ bikes already know the route! ;-)

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