Resurfacing for a Minute

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.

One Reply to “Resurfacing for a Minute”

  1. Con­grat­u­la­tions on your suc­cess­ful move! And you’re right–Vancouver is stunning. 

    If you have a week­end free before the snow flies, btw, you should be sure to dri­ve the Ice­fields Park­way between Banff and Jasper (Alber­ta). So beau­ti­ful around every curve that my hus­band and I got a severe case of what we called “vista fatigue”–every five min­utes brought anoth­er excla­ma­tion of “Wow!”

    Good luck with set­tling in!

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