Just when you think you’re done…. and Paris here we come!

Posted: 17th March 2008 by Luc "Sandman" G. in Life

palm in snow For the last few days the sun has been out, the snow has been melting, the icicles have been dripping. Its been nice and I hope it keeps on going like this. Its not melting too fast as to cause flooding. The house has been a nice 24C degrees in the afternoon when the sun is shining brightly in our windows. I even managed to open up some windows today to get a nice change of air. There’s only 2 days left until spring officially starts, and I will welcome it with open arms.

My folks came back this weekend from a month long vacation to sunny Florida. They weren’t very impressed with what waited for them. Usually when they trek back into the Great White North, the snow has already started to melt, but this year they came back to more snow compared to when they left. I’m trying to feel bad for them, I really am, but knowing they didn’t have to endure what we did for the last month, its very hard to be sympathetic 😛

We had our second meeting with our wedding coordinator today. Just when I thought we were almost done, I realized that there was still much left to do. At first I didn’t understand why my fiancee wanted to hire a wedding coordinator, but now I can see how very helpful having one is, especially on the wedding day.

Eiffel TowerOver the last few days we’ve also been crunching some numbers and have figured out that our dream honeymoon to Paris is going to happen. Prices for hotel/flight combo have dropped by about 1000$ since we last looked a couple of months ago. We realized that if we didn’t go there for our honeymoon, we probably couldn’t get to go for another 15-20 years. The weekend was spent looking at various hotels and their ratings (tripadvisor.com is a godsend!). We’ve come up with a couple of hotels that we’d like to stay at, both being in the heart of Paris. A list of places to visit is starting to come to fruition, and I’m hoping that 7 days will be enough to do it all. Going to the Louvre and musee d’Orsay will easily eat up 1 day each. Then there’s the catacombs, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs d’Elysee, the Eiffel Tower, the Pantheon, the Picasso museum, a boat ride on the Seine, Notre Dame cathedral, the shopping and so much more that we want to squeeze in the 7 days we’re there. If we can’t do it all, it will just give us an excuse to go back. Going to Paris means I won’t be able to do a lot of the things I wanted to do to the house this year, but somehow I don’t think that’s going to matter too much.

It looks very likely that I’ll be working a lot of overtime in the upcoming weeks. I’m hoping for 3-4 weeks of overtime so that we can splurge a little on our trip to Paris and still be able to do the work on the house that I have planned. I’ll be working 60 hour work weeks, 6 days a week, which is just enough to not feel burnt out. If I do start to feel a little tired, all I need to think about is the end result and how much it is worth it. This overtime is coming at just the right time too. It does mean, however, that things like this blog may go on the wayside. Just so you know I’m not dead if I don’t update this thing in a while. 🙂

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