one year, eh

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Tonight… it begins… the 2006/2007 NHL season – boy howdy! Buffalo’s in Carolina, Ottawa’s in Toronto, Dallas is in Colorado and I’m in Surrey. Yeah, I’ll be taking the train out there tonight for some family business… so I’ll miss every one (with their 4, 430pm start times) and probably catch the tail end of the Stars/Avs who hit the ice at 7pm PT.

The podcast last night was really fun, we’re still working out some kinks but it’s SO gonna take off … hopefully. The Canucks start their season tomorrow and won’t actually be HOME to play until San Hoser comes to town on the Friday the 13th.

It’s been about 7 months since we submitted John’s permanent residency application. 7 months and a few days since we got married and 1 year (and a day) since he arrived at YVR to start his life with me in Canada. I had participated in the Run for the Cure earlier that morning and 7 days before that, I moved into what would become our little West End apartment. We drove home from the airport that afternoon and I had a “Welcome Home” banner lying on the floor (since I didn’t have tape, staples, tacks or anything adhesive with which I could stick it to the walls).

1 year, 4 blogs, 2 podcasts later, we’re going strong. He’s been able to get to know the city, some of the people, and watch the changes all around us. The Shangri-La on Alberni was merely a whole in the ground this time last year (my how the time flies *sniff*). He’s been able to experience our ‘seasons’. Such as rainy, rainier, grey with rain, showers tapering to rain, and stinkin skin-melting hot. I think he prefers the latter. Here’s to another hockey season year (and many more) together! Happy Canada Anniversary John!

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  1. GusWednesday, October 4th, 2006 — 10:27am PDT

    Oh yeah time does seem to pass us quickly these days. I can definately relate with my own experience of being here now for 5 years. But this isn’t about me, it’s all about John today!

    Happy 1st Year here, and hope you have many more years!!

  2. JennyWednesday, October 4th, 2006 — 12:34pm PDT

    Awww yay ! I remember lonely little Becky waiting for John to move here. She used to make me drive out from Surrey to Kits and have dinner with her.

    It’s only a matter of time now.

    See you guys tonight


  3. John BollwittWednesday, October 4th, 2006 — 1:03pm PDT

    Yay! Vancouver! Yaaaay!!!

    I have to say that I like it here a whole hell of a lot, but home is where ever we want to make it. I’m just lucky to be here with you, and fortunate to be among some really great people.

  4. gusgreeperSunday, October 8th, 2006 — 11:12am PDT

    abc keeps asking me when we are getting together to watch a game so yeah we better get on that 🙂

  5. Miss604’s Canuck Life :: A Vancouver Blog » we all tubeThursday, October 19th, 2006 — 10:45am PDT

    […] It’s not likely we’ll be able to goof off and have an evening like that any time soon, although we’ll still be doing geeky things, much to my sister’s dismay. We had to call off a meetup yesterday because we were going to record a Crazy Canucks podcast. We still have the audio from the Abeerdeen City show to get through and tonight we’re going out with a co-worker, here from out of town. Busy busy – when it rains it pours. My mother is off to Toronto today and my sister is off for the UK on the weekend. Seems like everyone’s going somewhere, ‘cept for us *sigh*… time to email the lawyer and see where things are with the application. […]

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