Still no house. And we’ve now officially eliminated Midland from our list of possible towns to buy in.
In other real estate news, there are no houses in Elmvale — the one location we agree on — that we both love. Ugh.
But even as JF and I continue to plod through real estate hell (at least we’re in it together!) there remains much to be grateful for. Unemployment has its perks:
- Sitting comfortably on a TTC train, travelling opposite the rush hour crush
- Reading a whole book in one day
- Playing the piano loudly in the afternoon without worrying about neighbours
- Staying in on rainy days to watch movies
- Going out on sunny days to explore
- Listening to CBC radio in the middle of the afternoon
- Doing groceries at off peak hours
- Wearing jeans or sweatpants every single day
- Forgetting what day of the week it is
And that’s just the list I compiled these last two weeks. I feel like I’ve more everyday pleasures to discover.
I also have a list of things I would like to do this summer, assuming I don’t find work:
- Visit far away friends
- Write a romance novel (Anyone up to editing?)
- Go to the beach (If Tiny Township doesn’t totally eliminate public parking http://www.tiny.ca/ws_par/groups/public/@pub/@tiny/documents/web_content/wspar_044069.pdf)
- Get a great tan (Preferably at the beach)
- Visit with family more
- Exercise three times a week (Ha! Right.)
- Volunteer regularly
- Play the piano every day
Much as I want an income, miss my old colleagues and crave routine, this whole no job thing isn’t so bad. You should try it sometime.