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!