17.04.2007 - 26.04.2007 10 °C
We have been in Montreal a little over a week already, our brains have blown out and we are so over whelmed that i'm not sure which way is up.
After a crazy 3 days we tracked down an apartment. Perhaps not the most beautiful place available but very close to Mont-Royal park and the metro so we have compromised style for 'lifestyle'!
We also did a deal with the fellas who are leaving and we will buy some of their furniture and washer/dryer and we will on sell when we leave.
We arrived to snow on the ground have survived below 0 degree nights and 26 degree days. Currently we are hitting 10 degrees.
Can't wait for Eleni to have her own room just so we can get her into a normal routine and away from me for just a little while. This 24hr a day thing is a challenge.
Marty loves his job. He gave an introduction speech partly in French winning over a few people in the process. He just needs to decide what aspect he will work on as he is not use to having people to do his lab/leg work for him.
We are mastering the metro and finding our way around without a car though the larger stores are off the metro line.
Can't wait to do a few more touristy things but it seems things wind down here between winter and summer.
Eleni's birthday was spent at the Biodome with Mummy - lots of animals but the high lights were the penguins and the fish - separate tanks of course!
Loved our time with the cousins in the US, can't wait to get back there for more time. Such a fantastic, friendly group who we love already. Wow imagine having family so far away but so welcome, and now we're in driving distance.
Ok Eleni is now cracking up (not in a good way), time to run, visit the laundry and pretty like I can read and understand all the French.
Love to all....