In 1964 on this date there was a string of frosty mornings with some snow falling in the Fraser Valley. In 1986, around this time it was sleeting in Vancouver. This morning there is fresh snow on all the local ski areas (although most are closed) and snow warnings out for the mountain passes. Some years are just cold – including a few years in Vancouver over the last 100 years when there was actually no summer, just cool and rainy. And in those years, as with this one, local crops are going to come slowly. Last year was the opposite – we had BC Cherries on our price list last May long weekend and blueberries in very early June. Not this year. Even with hot weather on the way, it will take weeks and weeks for early plantings to catch up.
Last weekend while I as working I was dreaming up evil revenge ideas for my now previous landlord just because while his family was just lovely, he was the worst landlord I’ve ever had. I looked up legal recourse for having a crappy landlord on the internet and by accident found all kinds of vile things people do when they leave rental units. Jon was encouraging me enact revenge, and then our driver John came in and he Dadded me. To Dad someone is to guide them in a fatherly way. I would normally resent such guidance, but not from John our driver, a truly kind and integral person who is deeply ethical and motivated to bring good change to the world. Jon was encouraging me to leave raw chicken in the walls, and John encouraged me to take the high road. It was like I had a little angel and a little devil on my shoulder, both named Jon/John. Yesterday when I saw John, I ran towards him and squeezed him around the middle very hard and he said, “What are you doing?” and I said “THANK YOU FOR DADDING ME!!!!”