2020 has already started off with a bunch of huge changes for me.
Home life is going well. Alex’s health issues are slowly resolving themselves. There will always be health concerns both physical and mental, but Alex is such a resilient man and has found ways to make them all manageable.
Last year, he had cataract surgery on his right eye and the results have been spectacular. Since the procedure, though, he has developed a “floater”. It is not dangerous but, can be quite bothersome. We are meeting with his ophthalmologist to discuss any possible options to get rid of the floater.
We are also in the process of looking for a new doctor. Our last doctor, a wonderful Nurse Practitioner, Leslie Mills decided that the two hour commute to the medical centre we use was just too much. I don’t blame her. To spend 4 hours a day commuting is ridiculous. So, we have been waiting for our medical centre to contact us about a new doctor. Somehow, I suspect that this is going to take a number of phone calls.
Work has been going well. I have finally been able to pull back from a 7 day a week schedule for the last few months. East Side Rerides’ business is slow during the first quarter of the year – sort of makes sense. Not many people are driving their motorcycles during the colder and wetter months. I will probably be heading back to working there a few Sundays a month starting in late February. I hope so. I do so enjoy working there.
Pets First – the pet food supplier that I work for is also not that busy for me at the moment. They have hired new staff and so I suspect that my hours will be cut back even further. I am okay with that. I make decent money there but, I am getting tired and want to actually have some Saturdays to myself.
Work at IRIS is always busy and after another record year in sales, I find myself working to surpass last year’s results. That in itself will be a challenge but, it is one I am up for. I love my time at IRIS.
On the Stage Managing front, I have found the biggest changes. Due to recent events that I won’t go into, I have left the Metro Theatre. I left there very abruptly and that pained me so much. But, I found that circumstances at the theatre made me decide to leave. Word travels quickly in the theatre community in the lower mainland. The very next morning, I had two emails from other theatre companies wanting my services.
So, I have accepted a Stage Managing gig at the Vagabonds Theatre in New Westminster. The play is called Next Fall and I cannot wait to start working on it. A synopsis is below
Luke believes in God. Adam believes in everything else. “Next Fall” portrays the ups and downs of this unlikely couple’s five-year relationship with sharp humor and unflinching honesty. And when an accident changes everything, Adam must turn to Luke’s family and friends for support… and answers. “Next Fall” offers a picture of modern romance, asking questions about commitment, love, and faith.
This production goes from April 2 – 25 with three Sunday matinees. I hope everyone can make it out to see it at the Bernie Legge Theatre in Queens Park, New Westminster.
The other big news is that Alex and I are heading back to Europe in September! This will be another adventure for the two of us. This time around, we are going to try and hit other countries. We will, hopefully have time to visit Belgium, Germany, Denmark, and hopefully France. Itinerary to be worked on.
So, you are now all caught up with what is going on with us. And here is a collage of my two boys just ‘cuz.