Wednesday, October 30, 2013


One of the benefits of going home (aside from the love-fest) is being able to shop for groceries at reasonable prices. On a couple of occasions we were walking around the store just so we could marvel at the selection, freshness and inexpensive cost of food. Just as we were getting used to the pricing in the north, we go home and are reminded that although some things are somewhat close-ish in price, there are many things that are not. Thankfully Nutrition North subsidizes healthy options so the cost isn't too bad, but non-healthy options are charged at full rates.

Take for example, the items in these two much would you say the total came to for each receipt?

The first is from a quick trip to the store on the first day we got back to tide us over for a few days until we had time to do a big shop. Things we bought: lettuce, cauliflower, bell peppers, zucchini, cucumber, celery, carrots, bananas, grapes, potatoes, onions, fresh chicken breast, orange juice, milk, sour cream and granola bars.

We also picked up candy to hand out for Halloween and grabbed these two 90 count boxes. (These won't be enough for the number of kids we might typically get, but it's a start)

So...guess how much these two purchases cost!

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Past Month

4 weeks is a long time to be away, and yet it feels like it flew by in the blink of an eye. Time moves funny in the south; I simultaneously felt like things were moving way too fast and it still felt like we were gone for a long while. Does that make sense?

It feels good to be back in Nunavut. To be honest, I didn't think I would say that after a month of being surrounded by *home* and all the good things that come with that. Yet, here we are. It's good to be productive and get back into a routine. Weeks upon weeks of indulgence and excess has caught up to us and we were exhausted when we finally arrived in Baker. Wouldn't trade a second of it for the world though; seeing our friends and family after so long was good for our souls. The weather was gorgeous the entire time we were home (high teens/low twenties!) and we took advantage of that as much as possible, sometimes just sitting outside on the front steps and enjoying the greenery.

We had a wonderful trip and left feeling rejuvenated and ready for Nunavut again. We aren't sure when our next trip home will be, but hopefully it won't be too long!

And since I know you missed Pepper more than you missed us, here is a before/after shot of our handsome man after a day at the doggy spa. He hated us for doing it, but he's just too darn cute isn't he??

It's good to be back!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

We're Baaa-aaaack!

Back in Baker after a wonderful visit with our loved ones in Ontario. It feels as though we've been gone for ages and yet, it was over in a blink of an eye. Time moves in funny ways.

We will go back to our regular posts next week, but I wanted to pop in and say a quick hello and let you know we're back and that we are getting our thoughts/pictures/stories, etc. together to write some posts for you!

Actually, now is the perfect time to put out a simple poll for you, our wonderful readers. We would really appreciate your feedback as to how often we should be updating our blog (if you are reading this via our email subscription, please navigate to our blog to complete the poll):

I'll leave the poll open until the last day of the month. Thank you! :)


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