As we pack up boxes, I can’t help but think about the things I’ll miss in Kanata North. When I moved here almost 5 years ago, it was absolutely the right move. I was newly separated and on my own. My daughter was away training and going to school. I moved clear across town to the West end because I needed to get away.
My brand new condo was clean, fresh, and modern, and just the right size for me. It had underground parking and I didn’t have to worry about shovelling snow, cutting grass, or taking care of a yard.
As I reflect back, the first thing I’m going to miss is the clear view of the sky. I remember marvelling at the beautiful sunsets when I first moved in and they still take my breath away. I guess I never had such a view before. The city was always in the way.
I’ll miss the lovely walking paths through wooded areas and parks. I know Oliver will too.
We’ll miss seeing the birds at the Carp River Conservation Area right across the street. However, I won’t miss the mosquitos.
The Richardson Side Road hill will no longer be a daily jaunt. It was good exercise and the view from the top always made me sigh with pleasure.
The Morning Owl Coffee House will be sorely missed. I know there are other locations throughout the city, but the Kanata location is my favourite with its bright and airy feel and delicious menu.
I’ll miss our great neighbours, always friendly and helpful, and full of affection for my daughter and Ollie.
And because we’re moving in the middle of winter, I admit I’m going to miss the heated underground parking. Our new home has a garage but it’s not heated. I know…boohoo for me.
At the same time, I’m looking forward to all the discoveries and wonders in our new neighbourhood. Even though I’m familiar with the south end of the city having previously lived in Riverside South, it will be fun to explore the neighbourhood of Sawmill Creek. We’ll get to know our new neighbours and find a new favourite cafe.
So I bid a fond farewell to my condo and Kanata North. Thank you for taking care of me when I needed it.
Until next time,