The circle of life that is CCS has convened once more, beckoning me to the fair city of Winnipeg. This last round of course will be the last time I embark on a plane without my girls. It's seems tougher being away for 3 weeks this time: when Rei is so much more active and aware, when Shelley is 7 weeks away from the expected baby arrival date.
The flight was uneventful; despite a First Officer with the surname "Mulder", there were no sightings of otherworldly activity. I usually travel well on planes, but felt somewhat queasy (after the smooth landing) during the taxi to the terminal. Without embarrassment, I got myself to Lions Manor with Amazing Race efficiency.
Lions Manor is a seniors' apartment complex, paired with the University of Winnipeg Residences, that offers private rooms with ensuite bathrooms, kitchen space, and a convenient downtown location. I knew I was in the right place as I walked in the door, I overheard the program on the oversized TV mention "hemorrhoids" and "constipation". This is home for the next little while.