A few exciting things have happened since I last blogged!
I think it was on day 61 we travelled to the (fairly) nearby city of Calgary. Calgary is around 80klms from here and there were multiple exciting things about our trip.
- We got Tim Horton’s coffee with our room mate who drove us there. Tim Horton’s is a chain over here known for coffee and fast food. It was actually pretty good plus; good or not I enjoy partaking in local customs.
- It snowed on the way there moderately significantly.
- We drove there in our room mate’s “Ram 1500” truck. Take some large truck (ute) parts add 1500 parts of testosterone and you’ve got a Ram 1500… AMAZING! I’d consider getting one back in Australia but I’m fairly sure it would take up all 4 lanes of a 4 lane highway!
- We met our room mate’s best friend and got invited to his halloween party.
- I GOT A GUITAR!
For quite a while I’ve fancied “Taylor” guitars and was blessed enough to get one on this trip – it sounds delightful!
Also, my wife has got a job since the last blog! In fact she’s been for two interviews. One at the Irongoat, a local restaurant and the other at the french bakery I often mention. The one at the irongoat was successful and she was offered a job there. She asked if she could let them know later as she had a job interview at La Fournil later in the week. Initially the job at la fournil was just 1-2 days a week with a chance for more later. However between the time when she received an e-mail from the manager and her actual interview one of the newly hired girls stopped turning up and thus my wife was offered at least 4 days a week! Thank you Lord!
She starts this job tomorrow… I have a day off 🙂
Today we took a walk part way up one of the hills here to the “Nordic Centre”. This is a hub from whence one can ski, bike and do active things
! There isn’t really any snow here yet so there’s not a lot of skiing going on and with the impending cold there’s not a lot of biking going on either. But really we were just there for the walk anyhow… quite a strenuous walk up hill I hasten to add!
Apart from that life has been fairly normal: Church on Sunday (which was quite tasty), work, coffee, rest.
I’m missing folks and animals back home a decent amount but I can think of few times of the last decent while where I’ve felt so consistently happy and relaxed. For this I am very thankful to God.
God bless y’all.