It's been awhile since I've updated my blog but I have had a few big changes in my life in the past 3 weeks. First we had our wonderful weekend in Madrid with our good friends. We returned on Monday Nov. 21st at midnight and on Tuesday morning I found out I was flying out on Thursday morning at 5 am to go home to stay with my parents for 3 months- hopefully long enough for Albania to get the electrical situation under control. So here I am in Nova Scotia, Canada, buried deep in snow, but warm as toast, and connected to the internet. I have had access to my parents pc but I really needed a couple of weeks 'downtime' before I felt like writing my blog. I've been busy Christmas shopping and the most exciting thing is that I've bought a beautiful new home just around the block! My Mom and Dad will sell their house, move into our new one, and take care of it for us while we're abroad. It's a really exciting project for me and I've been obsessed with choosing paint colours and floor coverings. If all goes well we'll close on Jan. 9th and take a couple of weeks for painting etc., then move my parents in by the beginning of Feb.
Yesterday I bought a new laptop, and a wireless router, so here I am sitting in my bed and finally updating my blog. I am soooo happy right where I am and the only thing that would make me happier is to have my wonderful hubby here beside me. Lucky for me Peter will come to Canada in the middle of January for a 2 week visit! I can't wait!
Update on the power outages in Albania: apparently they still happen everyday but are far shorter than they were a month ago. Also, the promise by our landlord to connect the elevator to a generator has not been carried out, so if I was still in Tirana I'd be dealing with that as well. I'm thrilled that my parents live right on the ground!
Now I have a lot of reading to do catching up with all your blogs!