BC Trip, Part I: To Canada and Back

I’ve been wanting to voyage for my birthday, and this year, it happened by chance.
There was an old timeshare week to be used before the end of March, so last November, I made arrangements to travel to British Columbia the week of March 6.
Getting ready for the trip was a little nerve-wracking: the passport arrived only the Friday before, along with a couple of checks.
The day before the trip, Emme was performing in a production by the traveling Missoula Children’s Theater, an honor to be sure, and I was glad to be able to see her.
I had to get up at 3:30 am on Sunday the 6th to make my flight with the recommended 2 hour lead time.
After a lot of indecision on my part about how to get back and forth to Logan, Peter suggested I call a limo service – an unheard of luxury – but it turned out to be a good decision, for a lot of reasons: no bus service at that hour, and I got to leave my car in the driveway rather than risk being towed or plowed in should there be more nasty weather (and in fact, there was) during the week.

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Executive Summary:
Yahoo: good
Google: bad
I’ve read a few of the “controversial” excerpts from the blog of Mark Jen, the person who left Microsoft to take a job at Google and was fired after less than a month of employment – and as a former HR person, I have NO idea what got his boss’s knickers in a twist.

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Good Day All Around

My goodness:
Prince Charles and his lifetime love, Camilla, are getting married, with the blessings of the Queen and the Archbishop of Canterbury.
“Job Killer” Carly Fiorina got the boot.
The “major Nor’easter” turned into a spell of moderate rain and fog.
My health insurance mess is finally straightened out.
It is well to rejoice.