I’ve finally done it.
Lived ten years in one spot outside of my original home turf.
July 1, 2020 marked the ten year anniversary of my life in Edmonton. Woot Woot!
I’ll never forget the day we arrived.
Ten hours in a U-Haul with 2 yowling cats.
Ten hours in a truck with two more yowling cats.
There were lots of stops and arguments and silly songs along the way. There was even a face to face coyote encounter in Jasper!
None of us had gotten any sleep the night before so we were all foggy and bleary eyed. Sure, we were pretty excited to be starting a new adventure but also all FOUR OF OUR DAMN CATS had spent the entire last night going in and out of the kitchen cupboards slamming the doors open and shut and nobody got any sleep!
Assholes! Anyway, we were tired but Edmonton was not!
Nopers. The old girl was sitting pretty in her Summer green finery ready to give us a little taste of what was to come.
As we turned onto our new street the air was filled with a strange rattling.
Then came the lights and sirens. Wee Oooo Wee Oooo Wee Oooo!
Then came three very fast moving cars. Vrrrrooooom!
Then came the sparks flying from rims on pavement…
Ummmm???? What’s going on?!
Oh, nothing. We’re just caught in the middle of a run of the mill POLICE CHASE!!
Welcome to Edmonton!
We were all too tired to do anything else but laugh at the time and I’ve been laughing (mostly) at all kinds of nonsense ever since!
Oh Edmonton. You sure know how to welcome a girl!
Stay tuned for my ten year reflections.
This place is WILD!