Last evening I received a call on my cell phone. It was from my cell phone provider with a survey and an offer. I ended up getting a second cell phone free included in my current plan and its for Brad's use so he can keep in touch with me and others. When we are spending time together working or having some fun is one thing but the new phone will allow him to call me if I am away at work or in transit to share a business idea or some other thought. Someone was trying to deliver the phone this afternoon but I was at work at the time, so it will be delivered to my work place likely by Friday. I was pleasantly surprised since I didn't expect the phone until early next week with BC Day on Monday (a civic holiday). More on all that later.
Meantime, I am cooking as I write. I have a stew on the stove slow cooking away (chicken legs with diced potatoes, onion, leek, carrot plus herbs, freshly ground pepper and sea salt, together with some water). The whole apartment has the aroma from the stew everywhere. I've enjoyed cooking since I was a teen and have become more daring as time moves on with more complicated recipes. However, often I use no recipe and just use ingredients on hand (a little of this and a little of that). I hope to share my culinary skills with Brad and at the same time, enjoy some of the talents he has to share with me. We can both benefit!
So this is the civic holiday weekend coming up (BC Day). Since I am off on Monday, the holiday, this makes it a three day weekend for me. Should Brad arrive (and I am hoping this is the case), I have great plans for us. Some options are a lunch in White Rock, a Saturday evening watching the fireworks at English Bay, a trip to Burnaby Mountain (lovely view of the lower mainland, the Georgia Strait and the islands) and a hike on one of the many trails on Hollyburn Mountain, just to name a few ideas. Of course, there are many more and lots of time to see the many places of interest. Then the pride parade is coming up this Sunday in Vancouver which is a must-see event for both of us. This will also mean lots of photos of the sights and of both of us.
Then I am also so looking forward to going sailing with Brad and see his nautical skills first-hand. There is so much yet to come! Have a great week what is left of it and then an awesome weekend whether it's a holiday where you are or not! - Volker
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