there is sunshine in chilliwack and we are finally feeling settled and a bit more peaceful in our new place. currently we have no kitchen sink and our backsplash and fireplace are ugly, but otherwise our house is fully functional. niko has been getting gypped in his walks recently so yesterday kylie and ty and i had a picnic on a beach by the fraser.
there were lots of dead salmon scattered about, but niko didnt roll in ANY of them. good boy.
this morning after my night shift i took niko mountain biking for the first time in months. replacing biking, my recent hobbies have included renovating, unpacking boxes and yardcare.
today was a gorgeously sunny day and the moist earth and newly fallen leaves made for great (albeit slightly unpredictable) riding.
on the way home i had a bizarre craving for mcdonalds fries and stopped in (covered in mud) just after school let out. it was an interesting cultural experience, akin to spying on a junior high cafeteria i suppose, but feeling like i was in a different country observing a foreign people (none of THEM were covered in mud).
finally, watching the sun set on the valley from our new deck was spectacular. we are really digging this new house, and the view from our kitchen and living room is one of the best parts.