It’s been some time since I’ve sat down to write. Since then, we’ve done a bit of traveling. We went to Kelowna to ski at Big White in March. Eve can even manage some blue runs now and is braver than me! I’m getting better too though. This was my best ski trip. Todd accepted a position at a new company. He’s been to Australia already without me! I’m hoping to join him next time. Maybe this summer? Luke is 13 and that’s a big deal. He graduates to High School at the end of next month. In personal news, I decided 6 weeks ago that I’d stop dying my hair completely and let nature take it’s course. I’m looking forward to a new brighter silver look while still at the tail end of my 30’s. It’s a good time to own it.
I guess the biggest change for now is that we’ve decided to sell our beloved Eggie. 8 years ago I bought her with my own money that I’d earned through Lune. She is mine, and that always felt good. Yes, she was Todd’s and Luke’s and Eve’s, but she always stood as a testament to my crazy ideas and my ability to jump whole heartedly at adventure. That’s the Sagittarius way! Eggie brought us to places I’ll never forget. We had wild adventures, and quiet peaceful moments, and I don’t regret a single moment. So why is this the end of the road for Eggie and I? Driving home from Kelowna, back across the prairies, I fell in love again.
I fell in love with a vintage 1970’s Houseboat. It really wasn’t so sudden. Ever since we spent a week on a houseboat on Shuswap Lake in BC, I’ve been casually adding “houseboat” to my classified’s search. This time, the stars aligned and it was right. The right boat, the right lake, the right price, the right time. So that’s it then! A week later we were hiking trough knee deep snow in NW Ontario to view a houseboat sitting quietly on a frozen lake. So, a new chapter opens as another closes. This boat will mean more time with the people I love, a chance to learn new skills like boating and fishing, and a LOT more time on one of Canada’s most wild and beautiful lake systems, Lake of the Woods. I’ll return next with the first pictures of our houseboat, Blue Moon.
Eggie was a gift to our family that made us so many wonderful memories and helped strengthen our bond with the natural world. I know whoever her next owner is will experience the same. She’s got a lot to give!