I know it’s been a long time, but we only got Internet in the new place yesterday. I’ll make a longer post this weekend, and hopefully should have some time to fill in the gaps from the past 10 days or so.
So here we are. Living in Vancouver, Canada. Everything is very new and different, and we are definitely in the ‘starry-eyed’ phase because the physical beauty of this place is simply staggering. We’ve seen gleaming towers set amongst mountains surrounded on all sides by water. It’s all a bit much to take in, especially when we remind ourselves that this is going to be the landscape of ‘home’. Fortunately, little things (and not so little ones) keep us grounded. Like grocery shopping, running errands, and cleaning up the patio (Pam’s done that, mostly). Getting WEP security working on my laptop was another (apparently if you leave your network wide open here there are far more savvy crooks who can break in and try to steal stuff off of your computers. I’m really skeptical of this, but I did see that every other Wifi network in the building seemed to be tight as a drum). We’ve got telephone service, Internet (as mentioned), and cable TV (although no TV to test the proof of that). We’ve both got cell phones, and the kitchen is up and working fine, as is the laundry room. The bedroom still consists of much paper clutter and an air mattress, but it will do for now. On Sunday we’ll try and do a videoconference (iChat AV) with my parents.