㉚ Thoughts for the week 30

Last weekend we decided to get out of Vancouver for a little while. One of our favourite semi-local places that we’ve found is Cultus Lake. It’s a great camping location, but the whole area has…

㉙ Thoughts for the week 29

Not much to report this week. Mum had her sputum cultures, results in 6 weeks. This residential school survivor’s account written by the truly excellent Andrea Woo in the Globe and Mail is, in my…

㉘ Thoughts for the week 28

Mum has had a pretty bad couple of weeks. The news about her immigration medical was first, then came her needing to pay two thousand pounds to get additional tests, then she got a text…

㉗ Thoughts for the week 27

Lots has happened in the past 7 days. My parents got their results for the medicals they had to do as part of their immigration to Canada. Dad got a clean bill of health. Mum,…

㉖ Thoughts for the week 26

26! So I guess that means I’m almost half-way through the year. I’ve never written anything even remotely as consistently as this. I took a week off publishing when I was on vacation, and I’ve…

㉕ Thoughts for the week 25

Wednesday 7th July – that’s a little under three weeks from now – is when we are booked in for our second dose. Meaning in approximately 5 weeks we’ll be fully vaccinated. It cannot come…

㉔ Thoughts for the week 24

My parents had their immigration medical this week which is the final time they’ll have to physically go somewhere as part of moving to Canada. Hopefully the results come back in an acceptable way to…

㉓ Thoughts for the week 23

The laundry area is now complete, and I’m really proud of the work we did. It now has code compliant plumbing and electrics, drywall where you would expect drywall to be, patched holes, a fresh…

⑳ Thoughts for the week 20

My body is starting to really feel doing practically zero exercise for the last 18 months (for the few months prior to the pandemic I had taken some time off as my back and knee…