and I’m on it again til the 21st…next Wednesday.
Sorry no pics yet, but the captain of this ship has had to organize and ready for the next round, not an easy task with all these kids about. It has been a culture shock coming back to real life, and I yearn to be back on a schedule dictated only by the need for sleep and hunger.
A few parting thoughts for you.
Gregor Robertson is an idiot. Although I don’t live in Vancouver, I worried for the residents when he was elected, because all I saw was the pretty face he campaigned on and not one bit of substance. Just my two cents here, but this is what you get when you elect a pretty boy who likes getting his own way. Clearly, his ego has quite outgrown any ability he had to serve the city of Vancouver’s residents, and I suspect ” those hacks” will elect his pretty ass out given the chance.
The city of Courtenay has the friendliest residents in the world. Seriously. And the best Travelodge ever. I love it there so much I wish I could live there. Goes for most of the mid to north island residents.
This HST will be the death of Campbell. I’ve talked to a lot of people while away, and everyone has felt the impact, including myself. The HST came into play during my time on the island, and in addition to a lot of confusion for retailers as to what is HST exempt or not, it simply adds to the bill in a nasty way when you see HST at the bottom. I talked to a local small corner store owner whose rent went up $132 every month, yet his sales have gone down, oddly enough, on stamps even. He told me that people come in, hold things up and ask if it has HST or not. If it does, they put it back and buy something else.
That’s it for now, see you in a week. Enjoy the sun, the surf and don’t buy anything with hst.