Saturday morning and afternoon we did a bit of shopping… bully stix for the boy, a new compound miter saw, some new dress shoes for Karen so she had something for the business trip, and some other various things I can’t remember right now. Must have been small, or sort of inconsequential compared to the saw and shoes. Anyway… we got the goods and then headed home so Karen could put the saw together. I stayed out of it. We’ve learned there are some tasks we do very differently and shouldn’t do together. It works for us that way. So she put the saw together and I did dishes and some laundry. Team work in action. Afterward we went off to Stan and Connie’s place for drinks and dinner.
Tuesday morning, June 24, Karen and I took Weston for a little walk around downtown Victoria and ended up finding Fan Tan Alley, the narrowest commercial street in North America. It’s in the Chinatown area and as we walked down we met one of the shop owners out in the alley who told us that when he’s working he feels like he’s not even in the city, like he’s almost in another world. It was very quiet in there. It reminded us of some of the narrow streets in Barcelona without the laundry hanging up over our heads out of the apartments above.