|Karl, Hudson and my uncles gnome collection. (Bamberg, Germany)|
Ok, not exactly.
What did actually happen was that we decided to cut our travels a little short. Instead of coming "home" on the 3rd of September we returned to Canada on the 20th of July. We had spent the last 6 weeks of our trip zig zagging between Austria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Germany, visiting my relatives and childhood friends. We had a great time, and I promise to go back, post more photos and tell lots more stories about our time there.
We came back to Canada at the end of July for two reasons:
1. Hudson's grandparents were missing him like mad. He isn't yet able to convey it, but we are pretty sure he was missing them, too. When we decided to take time off from our jobs and our "normal" life, we did so mainly so that we could spend lots of time with our son. We did manage to do that and loved each and every minute of it, however we also inadvertently managed to deprive our parents of their time with their only grandchild (Yup, Hudson is the only grandchild on both sides of the family). For the past month and a half, we have been trying to make up for their time apart from each other.
2. As it turns out, two unemployed bums (one of us is actually on a leave of absence) can still qualify for a mortgage. When we compared the cost of renting to a mortgage at current rates, they were pretty close. We tried buying a house from overseas because ..well, yes, we are THAT crazy, but in the end that ended up being a pretty major fail. If we stood any chance of buying a home and actually moving in before Karl has to put on a shirt and tie again, we knew mid July was as late as we could push it.
Visiting family and house buying has been keeping us pretty busy, so that's my fairly bland excuse for not blogging for the past three months.
The good news, however, is that we get the keys to our new home tomorrow!
I have been spent the past few nights sorting and organizing all our photos. We have over 7500. That's the edited count, there were originally many many more. As I was going through them all, I realized just how much I wanted to keep this blog going even though we are no longer on the road. There are some many stories we did not get a chance to share, and it would be a real shame to forget them.
My laptop is almost out of batteries and I need to be up in a few hours so that Karl and I can start loading the moving truck, but I promise to start returning to this blog again. Join me?