Saturday, July 26, 2008


It's 4:30 a.m. and I'm up early because I'm driving up-Island today to help my sister Julie move!

"Up-Island" in this case means to Parksville, about a two-hour drive away, and one of my favorite places in the world -- we bought our first home there, and lived there for several years when our kids were adolescents/teens. I always enjoy going back there!

Julie is moving to a bigger place because (and I'm not sure if this makes her really brave or really stupid!) she's about to become a 'second mom' to our brother's daughter, Trisha. Trisha lives in Bamfield, another beautiful place, but not a great one to raise a teenager -- so my brother Bob and his wife Wendy have arranged for Trisha to live with Julie, for the next four years or so, if it works out!

I'm taking those first socks, which I should be able to finish on this trip, and maybe enough yarn for a few more pairs.... hmmm.... I think I've successfully transitioned from shawl mode to sock mode -- who'd-a thunk it?

I'll leave you with this lovely view of Enterprise Channel at Trial Island. Back tomorrow evening!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Having lived in Bamfield for a summer I can see why your brother is sending his daughter to Parksville. A gorgeous place, but not a lot to offer teenagers.
How wonderful that you are all family that helps each other this way.