The rest of the flight home was routine. We landed in Calgary ahead of schedule, shortly after 9pm on Sunday night. It was a fairly quick process through customs, he looked at my card and let me right through. I was asked where I was and what I was doing. When I said I was umpiring in the Cal Ripken World Series, he asked me how it was and that was it.
I waited about 10 minutes or so for my luggage so not too bad. I called DM who was waiting in the cell phone lot and he came around to pick me up. The dogs were excited to see me and I got lots of kisses. They settled down pretty well though for the drive to DM’s house. We got there around 10:45pm or so and I headed towards home. I needed gas so a fill-up was in order. I did have to stop twice on the trip home as I was absolutely exhausted and needed some rest. It didn’t come easy though so after 2 stops of 15 minutes or so, I made it home around 3:30am on Monday morning. The dogs were as tired as I was, I think.
Yesterday, I needed to get a PO Box for myself, that’s done. I thought I had to go into Pincher Creek to change my driver’s license, I was mistaken, there is an office in Blairmore, I am unsure how I missed that one when I was searching. At any rate, the license is changed and I should get my new one in a couple of weeks. I will need to remember to actually check the PO Box at least twice monthly or so. My PO Box is in Coleman which is closer to home.
I stopped by the grocery store, it’s an IGA in Blairmore and easy to get to. There isn’t a lot in Blairmore or Coleman but there are a bunch of restaurants that I will have to try out. Pincher Creek isn’t a lot larger but there is a Wal-Mart there, it’s 50km away, however, so I think Wal-Mart trips will be monthly or so. Pincher Creek is also where I could umpire and it’s a little further away than I want to drive for umpiring. I will need to go into Fernie BC for the dogs food, it is 60km West, I think we will go today or tomorrow after work. Fernie also has a Canadian Tire if I need to go there. The nearest Costco is in Lethbridge, if I decide I need stuff there. I think I will be able to do without, I haven’t been in ages. I will miss Safeway, I had gotten to like that store for sure, same with the Real Canadian Superstore, I was in there often. I think the plusses will outweigh the minuses though.
Back to work today for me. Compared to the last 3 weeks of “vacation”, it will be relaxing, I am sure.