The Unfamiliar Becoming Familiar Again

It’s been a banner day today.

After three trips to the insurance broker I finally have BC insurance and plates on my car. Cha-ching! (We insured two vehicles in Washington for the cost of one vehicle here in BC, but that’s a story for another day.)

It only took two trips to Service BC to get my BC driver’s license. Cha-ching!

Gerry and I now have BC cell phones. Cha-ching! (But it turned out that they weren’t as pricey as I had feared AND we got two free tablets as part of the deal!) This was an interesting transaction as, in conversation with the most-helpful salesman, we learned he had gone to elementary school with one of our sons and we know his grandparents. Gotta love coming back home again.

I enjoyed a coffee visit with a friend this morning at a new place I hadn’t been before. It’s such a treat to catch up with friends again.

I’m getting used to the pay parking meters and learned today that you’re actually not paying for a parking space but for the time so you can move your vehicle if you’re going to more than one place downtown. Nice feature.

Starting to remember to take a quarter or a loonie with me when I go to the grocery store so I can get a grocery cart. Had totally forgotten about this when we got back to Canada.

It’s a sunny first day of spring today. Life is good.

I’m off to get our new phones set up now. Two brand new devices to configure (four if you count the free tablets). It’s a dream come true for a techie like me. 🙂


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. As I imagined, your move has unearthed fertile soil for new blog material. I’m happy to hear of your techno “sweep” with the helpful salesman. BTW, I would never characterize myself as a techie. Configuring new devices would fill me with dread. More power to you, Linda!

    1. Ah yes…a change of location and a life changing event like retiring indeed unearths a whole new set of ideas to write about! As for the techie side, my first chosen profession was as a computer programmer. Oh how I once loved writing and debugging code!

  2. Dear Linda, I haven’t visited your blog in some time because life just took a turn and I’ve been away from blogging. I’m so glad to learn how wonderfully well everything is going for you up there in BC. Great news. Peace.

    1. So nice to hear from you, Dee. I hope life is turning back in a positive direction for you now.

  3. Congrats on accomplishing so much! I love it when I can scratch stuff off my list 🙂 And I am so excited to see the sun and feel some warmth! I hope spring is here to stay.

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