Well the journey is back on track after a very long 8 month hiatus. It will be journey in name only at first as I am involved with a project in North Eastern British Columbia and that is not likely to be done until late April or early May. Much as we would like to join our friends in Texas we figured what with the winter they are having down there it is not much cooler up here and the pay is certainly better so we will not be rolling south until later in the year. We have made some plans based on being fulltime in the motorhome starting in May. We will be hanging around Alberta and taking some short trips here, both to the mountains with the horses, and to visit friends and family over the summer. Fall is a long way off but we are toying with the idea of hitting the Escapade in Goshen in September and then heading back north to enjoy the fall colours in the Canadian Maritime provinces before running to the sun as winter descends on these northern ranges.
That’s a pretty short way to start off this renewal but I am a little out of practise at this blogging stuff and we will see how it goes as time rolls on.
I can’t resist a little bragging on the Canadian Health Care system though. A couple of months ago I wrote a blog focussing on some of the things that had happened in my family with regards to healthcare in an effort to correct some misconceptions I hear from the media south of the medicine line. Since that time my family has been involved in some more medical issues, my brother has had some ablation therapy done on his heart and then a follow up visit to the hospital to deal with some of the recovery issues. All is well and the wait time was next to none for the whole process. Both my father and I have undergone some stress testing on our hearts and that took about 2 weeks total from suggestion that we should have it done till completion. And actually one of those week with me was because I was at the Rodeo in Vegas and had to schedule things for after I returned. My brother-in-law had a procedure done to relief the pressure in his eyes and that process was probably a week in total from diagnosis to treatment. Oh yah and in the midst of all these heart and eye thingy’s my sister-in-law took a tumble with skiing and ripped up her ACL and MCL so she will need some fixing to get her back to normal. So we have lots of specialists looking after us and lots of fancy equipment being used. Although the results are not all in and there are some follow-up things that need to be done it is all being done in a timely manner and best of all the cost to my family was nada, nothing, zilch. Well it is not really free, it is just our tax money at work. Just one of the benefits of being a citizen of the True North.