He Who is Now Landed and Ruby the Portuguese Annoyance Dog arrived at Edmonton International airport on Saturday. Here (the photo, taken with my CrackBerry) Ruby relaxes wtih an imported beer (none of that crap she got at my brother's place). HWiNL and Ruby were welcomed to Edmonton by a wind storm that blew the town apart -- apparently, according to the weather office, it was simply luck that the storm did not become tornadoes. It WAS wild. Ruby could have cared less, HWiNL had a shower during the powerful electrical storm and I was chased inside by the fear of a tree falling on me when trying to take Ruby for her night walk. I didn't walk on one street on Sunday or this morning that didn't have a tree down or major tree limbs torn from trees and littering the streets. I never think about how much I love trees until I see them blown down in storms.
Ruby and I are living the life of outlaws, playing fetch the ball in an on leash area. At 6 a.m. you can get away with anything, really :)
HWiNL loves our new rental condo, and our new neighbourhood, so I guess I did good in the selection. Only four paintings have been hung, so far.
The job? I am meaningfully busy already and thus far most nearly strategically versus tactically and it's great.
Much more soon. We just got internet yesterday, so give me a break.
One observation -- people here USE public parks. Every park I pass, regarless of size, has exercise classes going on, or people throwing a frisbee or having picnics, or being active in other ways. I figure it's because summer is precious here. I did enjoy people picnicing on the public golf course this evening, as well!
Oh, and the river and river valley are just gorgeous.