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Apr 29, 2010 -

A Vancouver Island Winter

I will always be grateful to Croft and Norma for making my winter on Vancouver Island, and especially the renovations, possible!

It was incredible to step out the door in the morning and be hit with the smell of the sea, and I never tired of watching the waves come crashing onto the shore during stormy weather. I might have bitched and moaned about the rain, but that’s what we Canadians do; we’re never happy with the weather. 🙂 I enjoyed staying at a house, with access to a bathtub and a washing machine I didn’t have to share with a park full of people.

So many small miracles happened this winter–Miranda’s complete transformation, my unfathomably cheap weekend in Tofino, discovering Victoria with a local, making a true friend out of the last person I would have imagined getting close to, and surviving nearly six months at the gas station–that it’s now obvious why the six months flew by: they were FULL!

There’s just one more thing I want to say tonight, even if it’ll surely get me into trouble: happy 65th birthday, Croft! 😀

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Apr 28, 2010 -

Last Shift!

I’m just about to head out to do my last shift at the gas station!

I’ve been on an earlier schedule since I got back to Victoria and thus have been getting a lot done in the mornings. My big contract has had extra hours for the past couple of weeks and I’ve been doing two to three hours of work first thing in the morning before going to do my gas station shifts. After doing some work today, I went outside to finish tidying up the workshop and start putting things away in my exterior storage

compartments. The tools and related items are a disaster, but at least they are all corralled into one bin.

Someone finally came to pick up the bucket chairs today after weeks of chasing him, so tomorrow I can do a dump run in one shot. I have two mattresses, wood, and the wardrobe doors that need to go; I should be able to strap everything to the roof rack. After that, I’ll run a few errands and then spend the rest of the day prepping the inside and make sure that my laptop is synched to my desktop so that I can continue to work without interruption.

I’ve been getting weather reports from the Mainland to Dawson and everywhere has better weather than here so it’s time to go!

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Apr 27, 2010 -

And… They’re Home!

Croft and Norma are home safe and sound. Their winter in Mexico has left them tan and trim while my winter in Campbell River has left me pasty and mushy. Guess where I’d rather be next year. 😀
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The driveway is packed solid with two cars and two 31′ motorhomes, but it won’t be that way for long. I am definitely leaving on Friday!

Weather forecast for Campbell River for the next few days: rain and heavy clouds with temps in the low to mid-teens.

Weather forecast for Dawson City for the next few days: sunny with temps in the mid to high teens.

I might have been laughing at the Dawsonites in January, but they’re laughing now!

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