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Friday, September 24

My accent and the neighborhood bear

Today was a beautiful day in the Vancouver area. The air was crisp and cool and the sun was shining. Unfortunately my day didn't start until 11am. I slept in because I wasn't feeling well. But after getting up I decided I needed to take advantage of the great weather.

In the afternoon I walked to the small plaza in the neighborhood to run some errands. Rob had the car. It was a 10 min brisk walk. I dropped off a pair of pants at the dry cleaners. The lady there was super nice and we started talking. She told me about the bus stop across the street as well as the bus times. I was happy to get that information because the website for the transit system is not easy.

Then I went to the grocery store next door to buy stamps. There is a small post office desk in the grocery store. I asked the lady behind the counter if I would be able to ship boxed salmon to the US. She didn't understand me and I had to ask 2 more times before she finally got it. She told me it was my accent. I guess I said salmon weird, but she's the first person to tell me I had an accent! Apperently there are a lot of restrictions for shipping packages to the US from Canada. She gave me a flyer with a couple of websites on where I could check what the US would allow me to mail. I'll check it out later. Or I'll mail stuff in Washington. It'll be cheaper and faster.

After that I went to the coffee shop across the street and worked on my Beth Moore bible study, Believing God. I'm looking forward to the 9 week study. I've done 2 of her other studies and they were great. So about 2 hours after I set out, I started back home. I took a longer way home in order to explore and enjoy the beautiful mountain views.

As I walked up the driveway I stopped to talk to Claudia. Her and Dave are our landlords. She asked me if I had seen any police cars as I was out walking around. I hadn't seen any. I asked her why? Apparently there was a black bear walking around the neighborhood this afternoon!


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