I think it was actually a couple of days ago, but we've now been in Iqaluit for two years. Cathy has been in the north longer, having spent a year in Rankin Inlet. But for me, it's been two years.
I think it's gone better than I could have expected. We came North with a five year plan and so far it's gone according to schedule. We're both employed with good jobs. We've been able to save money, go on a few nice vacations, buy some nice things for ourselves and managed to retain our sanity. That's not to say there haven't been problems along the way, but nothing that's made us want to leave or change our plans.
So far, so good. We'll see if we make it to 2010. And there's nothing to say we won't stay longer than that. Although 2009/10 should be interesting, between my current contract ending, plus the likely issues involving the elimination of government housing, well, it will be an interesting time.
The anniversary of our move up also saw one slight change. A friend of ours from St. John's moved up and arrived today. She's working at one of the local hotels. It'll be nice to have a little more company. She seems quite excited to have moved here. Hopefully she'll enjoy it as much as we have the past two years.