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My project in Newfoundland is done, I fly home tonight.

 

Project is a success. The work was pretty easy though. It wasn't very stressful at all. The most stressfull part was looking for work on several days.

 

I don't feel like writing much, so I'll point form things:

 

- took bus for first 8 weeks; then the bus strike Nov 4 forced me to rent a car. Bosses won't be happy, but pfft.

- Hurricane Igor was fun, really. I'm now impressed with hurricanes.

- Wrote a novel. It's not done, not even close, but I won NaNoWriMo by writing 52265 words in November. I met some fine young writers in the process.

- I also met some fine old writers including Mirriam Toews who was here for a reading at The Ship Pub.

- I fell in love with the city of St. John's Newfoundland. It's a happening place.

- I hate hotel beds. I'm going to sleep all day tomorrow.

- Met a fine endocrinologist, Dr. Carol Joyce who does some cool research with pumpers. All her pumpers basal test and have at least eight different rates. :) We partially agree on diet. She'll change ;)

- Diabetes is rampant here, highest T1 rates in Canada.

- Never saw a moose, but heard warnings about them on the TCH nearly every morning.

- One heck of a city to drive in. It is not built on a grid!

- Snowed three times. While Toronto got three feet in one day, we got a bit of rain. It rains every day here at some point. I never saw any frost. Weather was gorgeous. Bring on global warming!

- Sugars were mostly great. Current 14 day avg = 6.1. I'm sure there was at least one bad day in there with a bad set. NO BAD HYPOS! I did go through half a bottle of dex 4's. I seem to remember a 3.3 mmol/l (59). I was 3.5 (63) last night 2hrs after dinner. No sleeping hypos!

- Got a modest travel bonus and free food and gas for 90 days. My wallet is a little happier.

- Daughter moved home and wife had the bathroom and master bedroom re-done.

- My new computer parts are waiting for me! Athlon 1090T 6 core, modest yet great for BOINCing.

- Being one of the first in North America to see the sun each day is kind of weird feeling.

- Did a little sight seeing. Pics below.

 

Cape Spear. Can't walk any furrther east than this. Hi Dave, Azz, and everyone else out there!

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Cape Spear

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View of St. John's. Mile One is the arena. The big building on top is The Rooms

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More city

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