Hola! Sorry for the lack of updates. It’s been busy! First, the parental units came for a visit. They were here for about a week and we got to do a lot of sightseeing. We went to Parliament Hill, Rideau Hall, The War Museum, The Aviation and Space Museum, the RCMP Musical Ride Training Centre, the Diefenbunker, and of course I took them in to see the embassy!
Then I was back in the office for a day before going to Montreal to help with some visitors at the Conference of Montreal. It was a great visit and a great event, and I even got to catch up with J, a friend from Ciudad Juarez, who’s now posted in Montreal.
Now, I’ve been back in the office for about a week, trying to wrap up loose ends, get things ready for my successor, organize things for my move, etc. Oh yeah, and new things keep popping up! So, it’s been a busy few weeks.
However, things keep moving along. My packout is scheduled. I’m where I should be with the checkout list. I’ve made arrangements for most of the things I need to do with my apartment since this is an LQA post, like scheduling my electric and internet account for cancellation when I move out, etc. And, yesterday, I officially got paneled for the job in Frankfurt. It’s a long story, but a series of hiccups pushed the paneling this long, but all’s well that ends well. 🙂 I’ve also made hotel reservations for my trip down to Texas for home leave.
So, I now have less than a month left here in Ottawa. It’s a shame I’m leaving in the middle of the summer, when Ottawa’s so nice. Summer and fall in Ottawa ALMOST make up for the winters. Almost. 😉
So, that’s the news here. Next up, packout, Canada Day, and the 4th of July!