Saturday, 27 September 2008

Special Thank You

I started Blogging not quite a year ago. At work, a friend told me that I should put Google Adsense on my blog. I scoffed at him but did it anyways. I've pretty much ignored it's presence every sense. But today something happened to my savings account. I hit the minimum for a payment of $100 and they dropped $114 into my savings account. At a time when we are trying to prepare for winter in our first home, this represents almost 3 full bags of insulation.

I'd like to thank each and every person who may have clicked my ads even by mistake. When my house is warm this winter, I will think fondly of you.


Sunday, 21 September 2008

Adventures in Fertility

With all the changes recently, we had put our fertility situation on a back burner. Moving and starting a new job was enough on our plates for a bit. Things have settled in and this morning I took my first Clomid. The perscription is for 5 pills to be taken on day 3-7 of my cycle. Fertility drugs are not covered by a medical plan and cost about $40 for the 5 pills (Canadian prices).
Clomid should not be taken for more than 6 months and is designed to teach your body how to ovulate again. Majority of those who take it become pregnant within 3 months. From what I have read, the maximum Clomid cycles are 3 rounds of 6 months of treatment before moving to the next level of treatment.
As for side effects, most of them sound like PMS (rapture). Today I feel like crud but that was a result of a run in with a case of beer and a late night. I am not blaming the Clomid for my hang-over... but if my hangover hangs out for a few days, I may change my mind.

Monday, 15 September 2008

The House

So, We've been living in our new house for a month and a half. I still feel like I'm playing house but the house is so comfortable it's starting to feel like it's actually for real. I realised I didn't put up any pictures of the homestead so here they come. Cory has been busy with the gardening and we have started to scrape the sunroom for a fresh paint job so the sunroom looks a litte scruffy. Whenever we get the combo move of a nice day coupled with the energy to do the work, this will be resolved.

Here's the side view. The garden was VERY crowded when we moved it so unfortunately some plants had to be removed for the greater good.

All and all the neighborhood is really quiet. We have very little traffic on the street... I took these pictures in the middle of the afternoon. I had time to take pictures of the house before I took the pictures of the street... It's a bit of change after living on a major highway for 8 years.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Settling in...

I think the dust is starting to settle. The house is mostly unpacked, the nasty car has been replaced with an new non-lemon (fingers crossed) car, the commuting has been completed...

I got to spend my week getting to know my team and I'm really happy with the personalities that have come together. They have had a rough ride with managers over the past year and are a little sceptical that I am here to stay. I spent the week getting them to open up to me on way makes them unhappy and honestly... most of it should be easy to resolve. What is really refreshing is that the complaints are all legitimate and professionally based. I'm really excited to work with them.