Cruisin' the old stomping grounds
Slept in today and did very little that could be considered productive. I woke to the rain pouring down and was grateful to have my friends’ car to use. Finally got out of the house around 1:00 p.m. and just went for a drive around Flin Flon. Found my way to the little house we used to live in. Sadly, whoever owns it now doesn’t waste any time looking after it. Saw the baseball diamonds where I played ball a few times and thought how I’m a much better ball player now than I was then!
Heading downtown, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Main Street was pretty busy. The law office I worked in was still there and being used for the same purpose. Other things, of course, have changed as different businesses have come and gone. The realty companies have the same names, and perusing the window of one of them, I found that you can live in the nicest area of Flin Flon for less than half the cost of a tear-down dive in Vancouver. I parked the car and walked all over town in the rain, then jumped back in and drove around some of the other streets to get the different views of the city. It is quite a pretty city and I’m looking forward to clearing skies in the next couple of days to get out and appreciate the beauty surrounding the city as well.
Noticing the time was almost 3:00 p.m. and I had not yet eaten, I went to the grocery store and bought fixings for chicken stew and biscuits. My friends are due home late tonight and I thought it would serve me for supper tonight and a quick lunch tomorrow. So the evening was spent making it up, doing some laundry, and having a video conference call with Bronwyn and her class in Japan, who are doing a unit on time zones. Having considered this call, I was able to send Bronwyn some pictures of the city that I had taken so she could show her students where she was born!
All in all, I am pleased with the state of the community of Flin Flon from my superficial perspective and find that it still has the feeling of “home”. Looking forward to a visit with my friends before heading south to see family.