Friday, June 22, 2007

Boxes and boxes...

First of all, I realized from a few people's comments and emails that I haven't been as good at keeping everyone "in the loop" as I hoped. Apparently, I hadn't told everyone why I'm moving to Edmonton, or even that I'm going. Well, I'm going to be starting a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Alberta this fall. It was a decision between staying at U of W and heading elsewhere and, after much pondering, I decided to try something new -- new school, new city, new province. It's a big change (especially seeing as I did most of my co-op terms, not to mention both my degrees, in Waterloo) but I'm really looking forward to it, on the whole. And for those people who haven't gathered already, Tash is moving to Edmonton with me.

As for today, Tash and I spent a good chunk of the afternoon re-packing, and we are happy to report that everything* is now packed in bigger boxes, ready to be shipped off to Edmonton. This is something we've been working on since about mid-April, so we're really happy to have that crossed off our list (metaphorically speaking, that is -- having an actual list would require too much organization :)

* except for clothes and other stuff that we'll need over the next six weeks

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Sorry Guests

To all of you who do not have Gmail accounts and are reading this as guests, we apologize. It seems that we will need to renew your guest invitation every month. We are more than willing to do this and we apologize for the inconvenience this causes. We do want you to read our blog! But we also want to protect our privacy and not make this available to just anybody. Thanks for putting up with us :)

Double Scoop

This is my first ever blog post. Yay me!

Random update (for those who may not know): For the next week and a half I am babysitting, playing Ultimate, and generally hanging out in Waterloo. Dave is teaching guitar lessons, doing research for CSG, and generally being a pain in Waterloo. We are also dealing with tempermental cats and enjoying having the house (mostly) to ourselves.

Europe countdown: 11 days
Moving to Edmonton countdown: 47 days

First Scoop

After years of blog ludditism (or, in Dave's case, laziness) we have decided to join the masses and use a blog to keep our friends and family up-to-date on our latest whereabouts, adventures, and potential mishaps. We're particularly excited about being able to share our adventures gallivanting across Europe, and staying in touch once we move to Edmonton.

We will try to update regularly but we don't hold out any promises :)

A word about privacy: This blog has been set up to be read by invited guests only. Please respect that and ask us before sharing this blog with others. We appreciate your cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thanks.