Earthquake Insurance

It has never occured to me to get earthquake insurance before. I was reading a message board conversation today discussing it and it seemed people had it (the majority) and a few folks were wanting to purchase it. We do have earthquakes here but nothing like California. Definitely no big ones. I personally don’t think the big one is going to hit in my lifetime or my kids. 

So i am left wondering how many people in earthquake zones have it. Or have you been denied as one friends parents have been. 


Vacation – I wanna get away

Having a lot of fun up north in Victoria, BC and thought I would share some photos of the trip. Enjoy!  

*Most of these are unedited. A few of Butchart Gardens and one of the ferry and around Victoria. 


Almost the weekend

I absolutely cannot wait for the weekend. Going up north to a cousins for his birthday and getting to see family I haven’t seen in awhile. It should be fun!  

Next weekend we have a long weekend in British Columbia which I haven’t been to in a long time. Or at least this part of it. Victoria. I am really anxious to see the gardens and explore the city. I think it will be exciting to explore Canada again. 

Where is your favorite place to travel and why? What do you like to do when you travel? 

I think my dream trip would be to go somewhere on the coast but in a woodsy part of the coast, in a cabin, and read a book, hike, sleep in and unplug. Unplug is what I really need to do. I hope I can do that next weekend in Canada. 

I really need to unwind and let my brain have a break. Not think about work or family issues and just be free.  Meditate. All that good stuff. 


i really need to get into a routine of posting more. I get so busy with life that I tend to forget that I have other things to do. 

Speaking of which I attended a class reunion this weekend. It was a lot of fun and I think it went much smoother this time. I wasn’t entirely sold on the location and it proved to be hot as the AC wasn’t working or just too many people. But it was fun. 

You have several types of people from high school. The jocks, the misfits, the popular kids and the ones who just don’t belong to a group. I am one of the latter. I don’t think I am a geek, wasn’t a jock or a misfit. I just didn’t belong to any group. I tried to get along with everyone. But at these things I don’t know if you revert back to your group or maybe you never left. I did have a few popular kids come up and hug me which was a shock. But then some were the fake laugh and smile that you knew they were not being sincere. 

It’s like I told a few friends who were worried about going. You walk in and act like you own the place. You don’t stutter at who you are or what you have become. You be who you are. I did and I think that is why I had so much fun and had a good time. 

I was also saddened that a lot of people I would have liked to have seen didn’t show. They all had reasons I am sure but I think a few didn’t. Maybe they are over and done with the high school crowd which is great for them but you still want to know how they are and this is that chance to find out. 

Overall it was a good night, I didn’t feel weird, and everyone behaved. Bygones were bygones. 

Overall… today was GOOD!

I can’t explain it but it was nice being off of work on vacation. Getting to do the things I have wanted to do. Worked on creating a photo album from scratch. Bought new furniture, read, watched some TV. Heard from some friends which was nice. 

Tomorrow starts the beginning of my 30 year class reunion weekend. Kind of nervous but feeling pumped that people are anxious to say hi to me and catch up. That always feels nice. It will be great to catch up and see what others are doing. I am actually looking forward to it instead of being nervous. 

On the sad side one of my friends lost her dog today. They had to put him down. Made me think back to my pup we had to put down last year. I cried so hard for her and her loss. I hated that day but felt in a sad way a sense of relief because I knew she was no longer in pain. In the last 4 years I have lost a lot of family members. First my dad, my mom and then my pup. It scares me, the loss I have faced. But as they say, I am stronger now because of it. 

This is good to blog and journal. Helps get the cob webs out of my head. 

It just seems…

That I tend to get myself into trouble whenever I read Facebook or the Internet and comment on a story. I am not saying I know everything because I don’t. I do like to comment to help people think on a certain topic or to help solve a problem. But sometimes you run into those trolls that come out of nowhere and call you and fellow commenters names!  Like why?!  What is the point of making someone else feel bad. 

You can tell the troll type but how they comment on everything in a post or news article. They are super obsessed with the topic and suddenly an expert on it. They will shoot you down and call you a fucking idiot all in the same sentence. They seem more there to hurt than inform. And they just seem to not care. Numb. 
I always try to be polite in public spaces whether it’s written or in person. I always make sure that I am not overstepping bounds or taking away liberties from someone else. So it really disturbs me that there are people out there in the world that want to make others hurt. Why is that?

I wonder if they have had such a crappy childhood that they have to take it out on others. Or maybe they had a bad day and their significant other fought with them. Or maybe they are a loner and have no one or any social skills. 

Whatever the case may be I hope they realize that life will never get better unless they try to make it more than what they are now. People are good. I haven’t given up hope yet. And neither should you.