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big news

yesterday our offer was accepted on a cottage on Paudash Lake (the same lake that my parents’ cottage is on, but in a different bay – it’s about a 15 minute drive by car or by boat). For those not familiar with the area, Paudash Lake is in the Haliburton Highlands region of Ontario, located near the town of Bancroft. If all goes well we will be closing on the property on October 7th. I won’t be here of course – I’ll be in France. But it will be nice to know that the place will be here for us when we get back.

we are very excited about this – in my opinion, cottage life in northern Ontario in the summer and fall is pretty close to paradise. My parents live at their cottage full time, and who knows, in the future we might want to retire here as well – though Ontario winters can get pretty chilly to say the least. Regardless, this is a very long term investment!

here are a few pictures of the place – note that all the furniture and water toys are theirs and not ours!

the view of the cottage from near the lake
the deck in front of the cottage
the living room
the docks at the waterfront
the view of the lake from in front of the cottage

(bonus points if you can identify which province’s flag that is – the answer is here)

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here, there, everywhere

we’re back in Ontario, at my family’s cottage on Paudash Lake – we will be here until the end of this month, at which point I’ll be heading off to France for school. The rest of the family will follow soon afterward.

it has been very hot here – quite uncharacteristic of a northern Ontario summer. The cottage doesn’t have any air conditioning (we don’t usually need it) which has made it somewhat uncomfortable during the heat wave that has taken place during the past few weeks – lately I have been taking frequent dips in the lake – but this is more than offset by the fact that it is truly great to be back up north and with with my family again. My mother has been extremely helpful with the new baby. Plus, Callum is very happy – he gets to play outside more than he was able to in Texas. We have taken him to the Paudash Lake beach several times, and he really seems to enjoy that.

Amelia is healthy and growing – she weighs well over ten pounds now. She is a couple of days over a month old. Lately she has shared a few smiles with us, though mostly she prefers to eat and sleep (in that order).

that’s all for now. We’ll be taking a trip to the (relative) metropolis of Peterborough early tomorrow morning to run a few errands – it’s an hour away by car – so time to sleep.

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12. Aug, 2005