IFLYG

I Fuckin' Love You Guys....

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Time flies when your having fun...

March, 2006 may just go down in history as the fastest month ever. I swear, the last time I looked up, it was Valentines' Day, and here it is practically April. It's all been goodness, but jeez it goes quick.
We move into the new house next week. I hate moving - something about packing everything into boxes just brings out the petulant little boy in me. I want no part of it. I want to go for a long motorcycle ride, or go drink beer in a dingy pub, or go sit in the park staring at clouds until it is all over.
Luckily, my lovely wife is uber-organised, and she loves the whole logistical exercise involved. She's already got boxes and packing tape, and organised the movers, and has everything planned down to the day, and all of the expenses budgeted....it's moments like these that I thank my lucky stars that I had the good sense to marry her.
The baby is great - she's really developed a rich vocabulary of sounds now. Her official first word: "Bye Bye", which includes the little wave. She has also discovered that she has a tongue, and that it can be used to make all sorts of interesting noises. Her Grandma & Grandad will be visiting us over Easter, and they are going to be floored by how much she's developed since Christmas.
Well, just thought I'd blog. I hope that you are doing well - take good care of yourself!

Monday, March 06, 2006

I have become such a worrier.....

It's been an exciting time in the IFLYG household...
We are in the process of buying a house, which is sort of terrifying the hell out of me. It's a beautiful old house, in a great neighborhood - close to a park and a primary school and shops and transportation, etc. I really love the idea of Yoyo growing up here, and would feel that she was relatively safe in the area. Of course, it isn't cheap, so I have been coming to grips with the monster mortgage that we are about to sign up for, and we are in a sort of nervous daze as we go through all the actions.
To complicate matters, I have to apply for my job. I have been working as a contractor (been here for two years on a six-month contract so far) but the role is being advertised full-time. So if I am successful in applying for it - I will have to take a substantial pay-cut. If I am not successful - I will be unemployed with a huge mortgage. The beautiful wife has a pretty good job, but wouldn't be able to pay for the new house on just her income....so I am biting my nails a bit..... Hopefully it all works out....