What did you do in 2012 that you'd never done before?
Filed a police report, juggled two kids out solo.
( lots more )
Did I miss any useful questions? I dropped a couple of irrelevant ones, and will be watching the memesphere for stuff to add.
There were a few once-a-decade snapshots of living situations out there in blogland lately. In Canada, we have a census twice as often. Here are a few details of what my living situation was around each Census time that I've been alive (including a projection for this year — early May is coming fast!)
- Living in an upstairs flat with my parents in Notre Dame de Grâce, a neighbourhood west of downtown Montreal that almost every English speaker just shortens to NDG (and NDG had a lot of English speakers at the time). Chewing on doors and, at least at census time, the only kid in the house.
( Counting myself in… )
The CBSA thinks victims don't matter if they're in a women's shelter.
Bev Oda caught trying to sacrifice CIDA minions for her bad decision, delivers non-apology, Cons insist bygones be bygones.
Jason Kenney's family values: we always knew gay people had an exclusion, now we know elderly family of immigrants do, too.
Fathered a child (well, I guess some salient bits were done in 2009), grew peas, built a hardwood floor, drafted a will, published a statistics paper, took a train in business class, drove a pickup truck.
( thirty-seven more )
I'm starting to think about all those prudent technical things new parents are supposed to do. We've got QPIP's and my employer's parental benefits' application processes rolling, submitted the declaration of birth and the heel-prick samples (and have the urine sample day on the calendar), we seem to have enough clothes and gear and baby wipes cached in strategic places around the house. Now, what about wills, life insurance (on us), RESPs, and other prudent-but-abstract things new parents might want to do? Is there a sensible order of operations here? A particular professional that can help orchestrate things? Parents and professionals reading this who know about this sort of thing and want to share: what are your experiences or recommendations? What should be left for later or done soonish?
I hope this is all a bit overblown and there won't be a third peak, but if there is, I'm 70% or so ready!
In other good news, I'm starting to get the administrative details (like getting paid) of work worked out, and understand at least the little delta-neighbourhood around my readings and the people I work with (all the cool kids are using either Bootstrap of Jackknife variance estimation, for instance, and I kind of get the gist of how they work now). Also, the hippie-looking café-to-be nearby has changed its sign from "ouverture bientôt" to "overture 1er octobre."
Things are a bit of a blur, still. Lots of loose ends flying around and lots of things happening every weekend for a couple weekends yet. Most of the loose ends are fun, though.
Ellie is playing at Irene's on Bank, on the night of the 8th of October. There will be cake :)
I'm convocating on the 11th of November. I think I'll go to the ceremony and get my diploma in hand.
I've also got my borked bike in at Eddy's, the place recommended by tygrbabe, and it'll be back in working order by Friday. Yay, prompt service and straightforward people.
The first Hydro bill came in, we now exist in their minds. Just in time for me to let them know I'm moving.
There's other good news, but maybe later.