|I believe this is a Sandpiper (feel free to correct me :))|
The economy in British Columbia is not as healthy as Alberta and it is much harder for young people to get a job here as adults are competing for the same jobs. We shall not stop looking however, as she cannot get a car or have decent spending money without one. We are trying to be supportive as possible as we think that teens should work so they can learn to be financially independent. That includes driving all over to look, plus agreeing to be taxi service when she gets the job. Fortunately, being self-employed we have that ability. It is much harder on teens here who don't have that support.
A few things have needed sorting, like today I found out our internet usage exceeded our allowable so our internet bill is $20 higher this month than expected. It turns out for $5 more a month I can get twice the bandwidth and usage so I have upgraded it today. We were nearing our limit with two adults in the household (includes business use too) so this didn't surprise me.
|Young harbour seal|
For those of you living in the USA wondering why I was skipping Thanksgiving and thinking about Christmas already - no slight intended but we have had ours already - Canadian Thanksgiving was on October 13th. All of the rest of my Christmas preparations/decorating and shopping will be waiting until the end of November/early December. Now that we will be at home all of December I can see us doing a lot more things locally like seeing Christmas lights and baking. Not what we initially planned but I am looking forward to it. Now I have to go get myself organized - yeah right!
|Rebecca Spit and the mountains of mainland BC beyond|