Those of you who responded to my last not-quite-cryptic references in my last posting were correct… as of last Friday it appears that my family are now home debtors. We move at the end of May. I never knew that a lifetime of financial obligation could feel so liberating.
On Sunday I got some reinforcement on the upside of our decision. Protesting plans for a major expansion of a freeway into East Vancouver, a road hockey game blocking Commercial Drive to automobiles (but not to buses) was staged. “Roads are for hockey” proclaimed one sign, “People 1, Cars 0” another. It struck me as a peculiarly East Van sort of event, and the thought that we had just set down deeper roots in the neighborhood was satisfying. I love this place, don’t want to leave, and now it seems more likely that we won’t have to.