So from the stats for my blog I’ve noticed that a lot of you are reading this from outside Canada, so with it being December, you might be expecting me to report tonnes of snow and freezing temperatures. Welllll that hasn’t exactly happened. Aside from a few colder days and the occasional flurries of snow, the last few weeks have been unseasonably mild, thanks to El-Nino. Me and Justin have already committed to 4 days of ski passes, two of which are at nearby Blue Mountain, so at this point I’m feeling a little nervous! To compound the frustration Whistler and BC appear to be the only parts of North America defying predictions and getting huge amounts of snow. They’ve already had more snow this year than all of last season!!
In other news I’ve now moved across to the Guest Service department at the tower. These are the polite folks who drive the elevators and help people find their way around the tower’s slightly confusing layout. It’s a nice place to work, but obviously not quite exciting as hanging off the side of the tower all day. We had one of those special days where we were above the clouds, and I went positively green with envy when I saw my friend Steven come out for an inspection, while I was forced to look through windows! Nevertheless it is pleasant and more importantly steady work as the lessons at Joe’s have dried up somewhat in the run up to Christmas, and my hunt for a short GIS contract is proving tricky.
Another very different Christmas is on the horizon now, I may be going out for Chinese! At the beginning of the month I had to scramble to sort out my presents for the family. Packing everything very tightly into a shoe box, I had to use some presents as padding for others! I had a bit of a panic at the post office as well, as the package came to 37 grams over the small package limit. This would have added nearly $100 to the postage, so I had to annoyingly cut parts of the box off and unwrap a present to bring the total down. Top tip: Keep it below 2kgs!!!