that perfect hand…

In Ocean's 11, Danny said that "the house always wins. If you play long enough, never change the stakes, then the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big… and then, you take the house." Here's the hand I've been dealt, sometimes it's risky and sometimes it's safe, but all the time… it's perfect. It's mine.



Bear with me, my computer crashed so I am using my roommates MACBOOK and I can’t seem to figure it out!!

So far thnigs are ok. Been on the island since last Tuesday so about 10 days give or take. I am liking it but feeling out of sorts. Our home is not finished so it’s hard to move in and feel at home when the landlord is coming and going fixing things up. He’s a slow mover so it’ll take him a day to do ONE thing, then a DAY to do another and so on…. I forget that everyone is not my Dad and a carpentry machine but even an amateur would see how ridiculous our situation is!!!

For example we don’t have power in the kitchen, a kitchen sink, or counter tops…. so cooking consists of an extension cord to the microwave or toaster oven (which also doubles as the power source to the TV). I am feeling malnourished and awkward. But that’s alright. As my friend Paul would say ‘you wanted an adventure’ so hey, I will take it!

UVic is gorgeous… I love the campus and how small it is… U of C doesn’t hold a candle to it… no offense but it’s true. I start classes tomorrow and I am thrilled… I hate the down time of being here (slightly homeless) and just chilling. So I will start tomorrow at 8:30 and will be done at 2:30. Just in time to hit the gym and potentially go down to the beach. I love having all my close friends from Smithers here because they know where to go and what to do, makes it more like moving ‘home’ than moving to a new ‘city’.

My emotions range from nervous to excited to overwhelmed to apprehensive to bothered. Trav and Chrissy have my computer so I am holding onto hope that it can be fixed… I really cannot afford to replace it. So here’s to hoping!!

Weird: I miss Calgary. It was my home for three ish years and I very much feel like I could use the comfort of home for a minute… but that’s ok, the first week always is like that so bring on week two!!!

Sorry this isn’t exciting, I am just in the market to update you all and say it’s good to be here. Feels right.