I was just reading a blog posted by Blake and laughed so hard I cried! Having had not as bad a day as he may have had, but just as " Northern "!!! I thought I would share it with you. Matt was flying out to Iqaluit for a course on Sunday, which got delayed as they were having quite a blizzard. Monday was told no flight as well. Tuesday was the big day. We ( I went because it was his first time out......won't be going to do that again soon) both trot off to the airport around 2:45pm as the flight would be in around 3:30pm. It was delayed......First Air was full (16 passengers!!!!) so he was flipped over again to Kenn Borek (8 passenger) which also does the Medivac.......which did come in to transport a patient. At 3:30 Matt's flight was delayed until 4:30......Keep in mind we are not living close to the airport....don't have transportation....so we had to wait it out. At 4:30 we were told the flight was just leaving and would be in around 5:45pm. It did make it. Matt flew out at 6:15pm. So I need to get home before 7:00pm as I was going to the Community Center for sewing.....and needed to get home to put Pippie out. Well I dressed for the weather.....long johns, jeans, ski pants and I froze, even my feet just being inside the airport. It was -40 and blowing hard, we live up on the hill, almost across from the rink, I didn't think I could do all that in 45 minutes. I opted to take the taxi. ummmmm....... which, when Fred called, they were not running.....hehe. Sooooo.....this wonderful, kind women offered to take me home. I accepted the offer! Knowing full well what it is like being on a snow machine (I went once to the Northern with a female) with a woman driver (me being woman, and cautious!!!!!) that I wouldn't have the misfortune of having another speedy driver. Was I wrong! When she couldn't navigate the turns, she would take, or make her own trail. And the roads are so traveled here that they are snow packed , with a glazed finish on top. Sara would be proud of the shine. Anyway, by the time she got me home, my eyeballs were so frozen I think they were bouncing off each other and they didn't tear up until I was in the house for about 3 minutes. And my lids were slow on the blink action. But I made it.
Thursday (tomorrow) there is a fundraiser for the girls soccer team. They are having a bake sale and bingo. I will be helping/partaking in both. They are raising money for their soccer trip to NFLD.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
OK I know it's been awhile since we posted! So here are a few points of interest. In Iqaluit they are doing cold weather testing on a huge plane ( Airbus ) . It looked like it has multi-levels on it! Matt will be going to Iqaluit on Sunday for training with his job and will be leaving me for about a week. I will be giving him a list of "goodies" to bring back with him. The weather has been really good. Been out walking. Pippie ( our dog ) got her hind leg caught in the metal grate we have for outside steps when we first arrived here. It swelled up quite badly and she was chewing on it. Blech! What a mess! So my daily routine has been to wash it with ebson salts, put polysporin on it ( I called my vet in New Brunswick ) and buffered aspirin, and wrapping it with gauze ( that cost $6.00/roll here ) twice a day. I ran out of first aid tape I was using to keep it on and they don't sell it here! And have ran out of the two boxes of gauze!!!! HAHA, and have received a care box from my Mom with Emu oil, which I am now putting on her. Would you believe the swelling has gone down 3/4 of what it was! I am happy because she is nine years old now and really don't want this to be her demise. Ask me if I am looking forward to our three cats ever needing vet care. For all you guys "down south" we don't have any and I think there was rumblings of a vet in Iqaluit. And round trip for me and the dog would be about $1000.00. If it came down to it I wouldn't hesitate. We wanted to also say Hi to all who are visiting our blog! To family and friends in the "south" Our Daughter,The NB Price's, "The 'Cookers"The Nowlan's, The Giles', The Sussex TD Bank Girls (who should be working...hehe) The Ferland's,The Hayes' The Taylor's and the ones I missed, we thank you for your support. We are loving it here, and enjoying all new experiences were are having. And to Master Corporal Price we will pray for your safe tour in Afghanistan, we love you! We will post new pics when we get more. Here is one of the Moon at Noon time just after New Years.
M & M
M & M
Thursday, January 4, 2007
So I am a little late but it is the thought that counts. We had a quiet Christmas and a quiet new years. Guess we are as boring here as we were in the south. :) On new years at midnight there was a parade that included everyone with a snow machine. Had to be over a hundred. Our stuff finally arrived from the movers. One of the TVs was damaged so we will have to put in a claim. Everyone is telling me to be prepared for a hassle. That's okay I have the time. Michele is going to the Arctic winter games in February as a companion for one of the local artists. She will be taking a side trip with the artist to Edmonton Alberta to see an art exhibition. I got to play Texas hold em poker for the first time. I lost but it was better than watching it on TV. I should have more pictures for my next post.