9 Comments to “Quarterly Update”

  1. christy

    Nov 11th, 2011

    it has been 4 years?! CRAZY! i couldnt handle the “still washing dishes in the bathroom sink after 4 years” thing. ;) i know you said you are “over pictures” and everything but i’d LOVE to see the new deck!!! :)

    i can’t tell you how happy i was to see your blog update! i miss your blog being regular. i was / is one of my favorites. i think i’m like you; need to get out of the house but don’t want to go back to my full-time job either. the looming decision i must make (as my childcare leave comes to a close) is majorly stressing me out!

    thanks again for the update and hope winter isn’t too crazy for you guys up there!

  2. Johanna

    Nov 11th, 2011

    So very glad to see you again :)
    House reno’s can take time. We will be getting the bathroom done in Jan!! Finally the two jack posts in the dining room, holding up the bathroom, will be gone (they’ve been there for 3 years).
    I love working only 2 days a week although right now I’m working 5. I’ll be back to 2 days around the end of Dec or into Jan. I like the alone time as well as seeing people. Finding balance is sometimes hard.
    I tell my kids that life isn’t meant to be easy it’s just meant to be lived :)
    And like Cristy I too would love to see a couple of pictures of the house :)

  3. Jane

    Nov 12th, 2011

    As per usual your post contains some practical tips-woodstove in the basement, hardwood dry and under cover, electric baseboards for backup,fewer acres needed.
    I must be learning a thing or two as we feel quite content with just under 5 acres (totally surrounded by fields)and we installed some electric baseboards this summer. Glad to hear your Blaze King is still working well – that’s definitely a model we’ll look into. Its still 2.5 years before living in PEI permanently and I’m glad to have the time to prepare and transition. At my age I don’t think I could handle sleeping in the back of the car! Well, maybe a night or two but that’s it!
    You seem to have found the right balance for you both (I’m more like Cameron…no need to leave home whereas Michael is more like you – he needs people) somehow it works. You’re doing it your way, and that’s what matters.
    It was good to hear from you!

  4. warren

    Nov 21st, 2011

    So glad to see another update…sounds like things are going so well…

  5. Josh Becigneul

    Nov 21st, 2011


    I’d just like to say that I stumbled on your blog a few weeks ago. My wife and I are contemplating a similar trip in the opposite direction, to Whistler. Not sure how long we’ll go for, but reading your stories have made me sure that I need to do something like this to change my life (otherwise I’m going to drive myself crazy!).

    Thank you for a great read.

  6. Les

    Nov 24th, 2011

    Annyeonghaseyo? (Hello!)

    Just another Canadian reader, one heading from a big city to somewhere very different. Out and away from Seoul, South Korea – home for the past 5 years as another one of its 10 million dwellers – to the very middle of nowhere, still Korea. Thank you for sharing your story.

  7. George

    Nov 25th, 2011

    I’m glad to see and update, since I first found this site I’ve enjoyed your stories and your style of writing.I can’t believe it has been so long since stumbling across your blog.

    Good Luck

  8. Michelle

    Dec 10th, 2011

    Oh how I’ve missed your blog and I was glad to see this update. I know we are worlds apart in our lifestyles and (ahem) ages but we have a common thread in that we left urban living for a simpler, healthier lifestyle.

    I quit my work-from-home dream job turned ultimate nightmare so it’s a transition time for me. Your post was timely as it encourages me. I have plans, passions and ideas up my sleeve and I’m working on what it will take for me to do what I love and make a modest living from it.

    You’re right that life IS good… challenging for sure but overall GOOD! Despite being jobless, we’re sitting pretty with a mortgage free home and still staying debt free. I’m eyeing early retirement so I need to persevere for four more years until I can know for sure that life is manageable… but I’ll still need to pull in some income but without too much pressure.

  9. Sean

    Dec 22nd, 2011

    Stumbled across your blog about 2 months ago, and I’ve slowly enjoyed every post. I really hope to hear more from both of you again. Absolutely amazing blog, and I thank you for letting me follow along in your journeys!
    I hope to be road tripping it out to PEI next year, and I have definetly taken down some of your must-see ideas ;)
    thanks again.

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