This coming weekend is a long weekend with Monday being Family Day in Alberta and most of Canada. I am also taking Tuesday off to make a 4 day weekend out of it. Typically, I would take Friday off, but someone else in my group beat me to it and booked Friday off before I did. Doesn’t really matter, it is still a 4 day weekend.
On Tuesday, I plan on applying for my passport in person. I’d prefer to do it that way than via mail. The paperwork is ready, today I am getting a much needed haircut and going to have my passport photo taken. I am not traveling for 5 weeks so that’s plenty of time to get the passport. I am getting the 10 year option, it is $160 as opposed to a 5 year option which is $120. I guess they are pushing for the 10 years… I didn’t really think I would need one after moving to Alberta and may not use it after my upcoming trip, but it’s good to have one in case.
Who knows anyway, I have volunteered to assist with one of Babe Ruth Calgary’s travel clubs if the need is there and they travel to the US for a tournament or two. It is a lower commitment than coaching one of the summer clubs, there are 3 tournaments and a practice every week. It will be a good option, I am thinking. We will see if there is a need.
Plans are falling into place for my stay in Ontario. Presuming dates don’t change, I will get into Toronto on a Friday, spend the day in the city and head to Niagara on Friday evening. It will be nice seeing people in Niagara on Saturday and Sunday and then I will head back to Toronto for Monday morning and work in the National office for 3 or 4 days then fly out to Mauritius. All of this is subject to change – the dates haven’t been firmed up and I guess there’s a chance it will be postponed or canceled. I’d like to get flights arranged sooner rather than later, but that’s not the way it works.
Well, today is the half way point of the week. Enjoy the rest of yours.