nyxie and I are all settled in in the new apartment, pretty much. There are still some boxes in places and there's not much up on the walls and we still have to buy window coverings and there's a bit more furniture to buy (and still a couple of computer desks to sell), but a new couch was purchased and all of the rooms are pretty near done.
The new place is fantastic. The size feels just right, and the huge windows are a great improvement over the last place, but most of all I love the neighbourhood. No more Wal-Mart parking lot outside our window, no more buses driving by the bedroom window all night, no more fire trucks' sirens at all hours. It's a five-minute walk to either a Loblaws superstore or a 24-hour Loeb, and a ten-minute walk to all the shops in Westboro Village, including the Harvest Loaf bakery and my favorite coffee shop, Bridgehead. Ten to fifteen minutes the other way puts you in Hintonburg — I haven't explored that way much, but among other things there's the Parkdale Market from spring til fall. It's a bit late in the year but next year it's going to be so easy to get local produce.
We haven't had the right mix of spare time, weather and daylight to stroll down to the river and explore the paths through the woods across the road from us, but soon!
Work's interesting these days — we're beginning to plan a migration from our current rather organic NT setup to a done-over-right Active Directory setup, including new hardware. Most of the AD planning is being done by a consultant, which is fine by me, but it does mean that I'm going to be involved in building the thing, so I might finally get familiar enough with the way things are to be able to take on a bit of that side of things day to day. It's Windows, but it's also job security, so it ought to be fine. Related reorganization also means that I'll be able to have people covering me for the stuff that really only I know, so I think this is going to work out pretty well.
I think that's about it. If nothing else that's enough that I can start posting about little day-to-day stuff again.