Monday, January 21, 2013
What About the Ides of January?
I went over to the local printers in Tsawassen today and found, as I went through to Canada, a very, very long line heading into the U.S. It was the kind of line we used to see only in the summer. But the strong Canadian dollar combined with expensive Canadian gas (much higher taxes than the U.S. has) leads to a year round crowd down Tyee and a short distance down Gulf (to the package/mailing places) and then back the other way.
Things still go on here other than Canadian shopping: Saturday night was 'Game Night' at the library. The Church continues to have services every Sunday. Someone is sponsoring a Valentine Making workshop to raise money for Africa causes (specifically, the slave trade in Sudan). But it seems very slow when nothing is visibly growing. And when the fog obscures the landscape. And when the frost is on the ground. Usually, the crocus bloom by Valentine's Day. We'll see.