This is our first Christmas in Canada since 2008 and that
wasn’t in our long term plans. The time
will come soon enough that we won’t be going south every winter, didn’t need to
rush it! Oh well, we are warm and
comfortable thanks to the generosity of friends.
I’ve been using all this downtime to downsize my photo
collection. I’ve gone through about
10,000 slides in the last week or two and tossed about 8,500 of them. It doesn’t matter how good they are if they
are of no use to anyone. I need to
reduce as much as I can since there will be limited storage in the new
house. We will have about half the floor
space as we had in our last house so we will need to be creative in how we use
it. I will try to digitize many of the
slides I have kept so they can then be tossed, too.
On the house front, we have been given a tentative delivery
date of March 15. Occupancy will be
several weeks after that, of course, as there will be quite a bit of finishing
required on site. At least the weather
will be improving by then making the move easier.
We continue to stay mostly to ourselves except for Karen and
Bev, our Penticton friends. Aileen is
trying to maintain her three walks a day and I’m trying for two. I’m perfectly happy to lie in bed in the
morning and wish her a nice walk. We had
about three inches of snow a few days ago and it is still around but now is
crunchy and icy in spots so we have to be selective as to where we walk.