i had a perfect weekend with a good friend and have returned to work today blissfully relaxed and a little bit sunburned. on saturday we walked the entire length of the seawall and then some (about 13 km in total), took that little ferry over to granville island under the bridge and drank beers, bought super decadent food at the market and then went to spanish banks for a lovely picnic at sunset…. and sunday just lazed about and then had sushi for lunch… in the evening i went to my friend steph’s birthday bbq where my gift was well-received and the company was very pleasant.
other than that i really have no cause to be relaxed since it’s election day and the outcome will have a big impact on the federal public service no matter who wins – plus once the election is over then we move into the final stages of preparing to go on strike. there is some hope that a liberal minority government would be smart enough to offer us a deal and forgo a strike for which they would have less ability to control than ever before. but it’s hard to say what is going to happen either way.
the only calming thought is no matter who wins this round, they will only have a minority – which means no one can muck up too horribly by deciding to fire a third of the public service, or cutting all healthcare funding or something…… or am i deluding myself?
i voted at 7:30 this morning on my way to work. i was surprised at how many people were at the polling station – but there was no lineups which there usually are at the end of the day. i’m going with a bunch of folks i know to the bar tonight to watch the election results come in – how exciting is that? i don’t think there’s been a closer vote in my lifetime unless you count the quebec-separation referendum vote of a few years back which i watched until the bitter end as well.
talk about geeky – and i don’t even believe in electoral politics! but there’s a subconscious buy-in i guess – that somehow it really matters.
in other news – my apartment has not been sold yet and i will not be getting an eviction notice for september 1st, though i still intend to move on that date if possible. ruth and david have been showing my place lots but i think the price is pretty high for most people – even for such a good location.
i really wish i could start looking at places for september 1st – but it is still too early for advertising. in july i am going to post some notices in gibsons and roberts creek that i am looking for a home up there to rent but for now all i can really do is wait and sort through my things. although i am anxious to move, i am procrastinating on the sorting out my office front because i know i will be confronted by horrible dilemmas about what to keep and what to recycle/shred.
and so it goes… i wish people would stop telling me that i won’t be able to stand the commute from the sunshine coast. i mean – if i don’t know what my tolerance level for that will be – how does anyone else?