Tuesday, June 8, 2010

And...She Rests.

Even though the threat alert level still remains "high" on the official Mama T website yesterday, I'm calling it! All is good in the hood! Explosions have been so few and infrequent in the last 24 hours, that I think She is finally done. Mama T has had Her say for almost two weeks, and now She needs Her rest.

And, to borrow a line from a fellow volunteer: We've played a game of chicken with Mother Nature...and we won!

A pretty exhilirating time, but one that I am glad is over. While the view, feel and sound of a blowing volcano made for some exciting days, with it came a constant roller coaster ride of fear and relief, and then fear again. And now, finally, relief.

I hope!

Just got this AMAZING picture from our friend Adam Curtis, taken last week - had to share!

After a month of living over La BIB, Pete and I decided to find some space of our own, and so we moved two blocks away into a cute little apartment - our first real "home" since we sold our Okotoks house a year ago.

I can't even express how amazing it has felt for us to have this space. It is only 600 sq ft, but we don't quite know what to do with ourselves in it, it is so much more then we are used to! We find ourselves still spending all of our time in the bedroom - watching TV on the computer, eating snacks in bed, whatever it may be. We are so used to having only that space be "ours", that it feels weird to do anything else.

But, we are slowly creeping into the living room and actually using the couches. Pete is enjoying having quite a lot of space in the kitchen, and has been cooking up a storm! We have even entertained a couple of times. It feels nice to be somewhat settled, at least as much as we can be...for our trek "home" is close at hand (more on that next post!)

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