I took advantage of a seat sale and my husband’s days off this week so I could hop on a plane and go visit my family in B.C. (blissfully alone).Â Â Of my 7 siblings, 3 live in Victoria as well as my Mom.Â Mom is a spritely 88 but the various afflictions of an aging body are making it harder for her to get around.Â
So, the best thing about my visit was seeing some loved ones. The second best thing was seeing green grass, flowers, and the ocean.
Sister Mary sent home a bunch of Daffodils, Heather, Forsythia, and Jasmine from her garden.Â These poor flowers got the shock of their lives when I got back to Edmonton late last night and the temperature was -20C. I wasn’t happy to have to scrape a foot of snow and half an inch of ice off my car but that’s the way it goes here.
Â Victoria is implementing a new driver torture device which I’ve never heard of; the ‘calming circle’.Â Ever seen this? Its a concrete circle in the middle of an intersection in a residential area intended to get drivers to slow down.Â Here’s a picture of one (from Google)Â I asked what this was and my brother-in-law just about had a fit of apoplexy right then and there.Â Both he and the sis started on a heated rant about these useless inventions. It looked to me like that Victoria street designers overlooked the fact that you have to downsize the circle for a skinny street. The one we went around left barely enough room for Frank’s small sedan to get around. I suspect we’ll see a whole new category of road rage attributed to the ‘calming circle’.
Â In other news, I’m trying to move all my old posts over from the otherÂ blog so things may look a bit screwy here for awhile. So far the posts I’ve brought over have come without the comments so I may have to give those up. We’ll see.
HaveÂ a great weekend. 🙂