After work this afternoon, I am bringing the dogs to Treetops Pet Resort for a night. This is Twix’s first visit to the resort. I wanted to have her there for a night before I drop her (and Blondie, Hera) for a month. I am sure that she will be fine, this is more for my piece of mind. If I drop them off today, they have fun tonight and tomorrow and then I pick them up, hopefully she will associate with that when I drop them off next week and don’t return for over a month. Again, more for me, I am sure but piece of mind if a good thing to have. That’s the only major issue I really have with this upcoming trip, leaving the dogs for so long. I know they will be well cared for and will have a great time, but I am sure they will miss me and I know I will miss them, at the same time as enjoy a bit of a break. Well, 3 or 4 days is a good break, a month is a bit much.
I am sure I will not have to return to Mauritius in the future or go on any extended work trips either. A day here, a day there, perhaps a week when we have a conference in Ontario. I am sure I am over-thinking it, but hey, they see me nearly all day every day.
My passport will be available for pickup next week. My guarantor got a call from Service Canada about my passport application. Good that they follow-up on such things I guess, wouldn’t want just anyone who shouldn’t have a passport getting one. Everything else is in place. I am looking forward to a few busy days in Ontario for sure. It will be good to see friends and family. Meals are planned at various restaurants that I like, will be a good time. It will be interesting to work at the National office for a few days as well – commuting via subway for 3 days as well – just like a commoner. 🙂
I was pleasantly surprised when I filled my car with gas yesterday. The tank was nearly empty and I was able to fill it for $40. I have not been able to do that in years. Years and years, actually, likely since the late 90’s, I’d guess. It is obviously a smaller tank than the Nitro, but I got about the same mileage. If I did all highway driving, it would be interesting to see what mileage I would get. It is going to save me a bunch of money, about $80 per month anyway, just in gas. That will be nice.
So, tomorrow, since I am dog free during the day, I plan on going into the office for the first time in 2.5 years to work for the day. I don’t need to, I just figured why not. I will know some of the staff and managers, most of the senior managers and partners and, best of all perhaps, the coffee is free. When I finish work, I will go and get the dogs who I am sure will be happy to see me.
I have a few things to wrap up before I leave for my trip – mostly baseball related. Gotta finish the orders for uniforms. It is going well so I expect no issues.
Well, the day starts soon, hope you have a good one.