Tuesday, September 19, 2006


The past week has been pretty good. Liisa and I found a really nice apartment (finally) close to her school in a nice neighbourhood. We move in October 1st with our measly possesions, looks like we'll have to do a big trip to Ikea before then otherwise we won't have any furniture. I've also had a bit of developments on the job front which is good.

This past weekend we had our annual camping trip. This year we went canoeing in Algonquin which was great. Canoeing is a lot easier than hiking for 8 hours. The weather was pretty good although a bit chilly at night. Have a look at all the pics below.

Camping Trip 2006
Sep 14, 2006 - 114 Photos

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


It's been 3 weeks since I returned to Toronto and 2.5 weeks since Liisa arrived and I know some of you are wondering what I've been up to in that time. Our first priority was to get an apartment, which has turned out to be a harder task that I originally thought it'd be. The Toronto rental market is very competitive especially at the beginning of September when 100,000 university students pour back into the city. Finding a clean, well priced apartment in a nice neighbourhood isn't easy. It also turn out that after 2 years of living abroad and having no income in Canada my credit rating isn't the best so I constantly have to explain how I have money that Revenue Canada and the credit agencies don't know about (but is all legal since I paid a lot of taxes in Estonia).

I've managed to see most of my old friends which has been great, most of them have transitioned from the university lifestyle to being more settle and looking at starting families, etc. I've also seen a lot of family and made it to my cottage where I hadn't been in over 2 years.

Liisa seems to be adjusting nicely and is enjoying her first couple of weeks of law school. She's slowly getting a feel for the city and will be left to her own devices this weekend as I go out of town with the boys.

I'm still doing work for Skype which is cool as well as looking for future opportunities here in T.O., the market seems decent at the moment so I need to carefully think about what my future holds in that respect.

Hopefully things will settle down in the next couple of weeks and we'll be able to really start enjoying life here.

Oh... because a lot of people have asked, yes, I do miss Estonia.


Sunday, September 03, 2006

Nova Scotia

Liisa and I are going to Nova Scotia next week. We'll be driving about 2000km through Quebec and New Brunswick to go to Halifax and we'll stay with Dallas who's finishing up his masters there. It should be a lot of fun, I've never been out to the east coast of Canada and I'm sure Liisa will enjoy it. It's going to be a lot of driving (what can you do, Canada is big) which will be pretty tiring. We'll probably drive through the U.S. on the way home at stay a night in Maine or Vermont.

Looking forward to it, should be fun.