Introducing 20 Birch Ave…(post 3 of 3)

From Robert Pirsig’s, The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance:

You look at where you’re going and where you are and it never makes sense, but then you look back at where you’ve been and a pattern seems to emerge. 


Indeed! Looking back it is clear why fate brought us (me in particular) to Ontario now.  In fact it’s so obvious, it looks like a kindergarten sequencing problem.  What comes next?  The answer was obviously, Ontario! It feels right. Then back to Switzerland again?  Time will tell…for now, we are making a new home at 20 Birch Ave, Ottawa, ON, K1K 3G6.  Home phone 343-883-1974. Come for a visit anytime!


Its a little bigger than the last house. A garage for the kayacs and paddle board. And our piano problem has more or less been solved.

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Favorite room in the house…the 4 season sunroom, 270 degrees of nothing but windows!  Thanks to Julie for cutting the flowers!

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Outside the house.  Swimming in the local Pond is an institution.  5 minute walk from our house in the heart of Rockcliffe. Deep clear blue water, great sand, and people start in spring in drysuits the day the ice breaks.  Already joined a sailing/rowing club: , also just a short walk from the house down on the Ottawa River.   All boats provided. Had the whole family, including Imbaw’s mom out sailing last saturday. Wind was off ‘cliff”, 0 knots gusting to 20 knots with 180 degree shifts between gusts.  It was a wild ride, but the smiles don’t lie…


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I’ll stop there. Looking forward to some ‘regular’ life after all the chaos.  Boys in school full time, me biking 12 minutes down to work at 100 Sussex Dr.  Imbaw ramping up running along the new river valley.  Be Well.


One Response to “Introducing 20 Birch Ave…(post 3 of 3)”

  1. Auntie Alli Says:

    So cool! Can’t wait to come visit you guys. <3