Friday, May 6, 2011


Hard to believe we've been on PEI for almost a week now. We pulled into Charlottetown with our UHaul last Saturday, exhausted. We pulled out our mattress, slept in our new apartment and then unloaded the truck the next morning with the help of mine and Damien's parents. Since then, each day has blended in with the next as we unpacked and settled in to our new home.

When we first arrived, we were scared that all our stuff wouldn't fit. We had only seen photos of the apartment before and reconfiguring a new space to fit our needs always seems daunting at first. And we have been used to having a basement to store extra stuff at our place in Halifax. But, as we've found a place for everything, it is all coming together and we're feeling pretty excited about our new home. We have a big deck and a lovely backyard and lots of lovely natural light, and we both have studio spaces. I will have to find a home for my giant Cranbrook loom, maybe get in touch with the PEI Weaver's Guild again and see if they will let me set it up in their studio space at an old convent here in downtown Charlottetown.

Living room with big bright bay windows, and door to back deck.

Lovely neighborhood of backyards.

Damien's studio.

Kitchen with lots of cupboard space and high ceilings.

And thanks to the generosity of Damien's parents, we even have a car. I need to practice the clutch and gears, but we have wheels! Life is good.....


  1. Congratulations on your new digs! I'm glad that you are settling in nicely. Looks like your studio is ready to go!

  2. How exciting! Can't wait to see you both!