January 27, 2002

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Well, I’m back home again and the vacation is over. The week went by very quickly, but I was able to do a few things I wanted to. I went up to Red Deer, Alberta, about four hours north of here, to visit my parents. I did a little book shopping and a fair bit of reading, which was exactly what I’d wanted to do. As I mentioned a couple of days ago, I managed to find a book (online!) which I’d been seeking for years. I also spent some time on Thursday with Jamie Soles, who’s been a friend of mine ever since Bible college.

On Friday, I drove up to Edmonton, another hour and a half north, to visit Arlette Zinck, who teaches English at King’s University College and who has recently co-edited a book on John Bunyan. I’ve been friends with Arlette ever since we took a Latin class together back in 1990-1991. I hadn’t visited Arlette and her husband Rob for over a year; it’s always surprising to see how their children have grown!

We had a good visit, and on Saturday I drove back to Red Deer, though that statement makes it sound easier than it was. It was about 30 below (Celsius) on Saturday, and my car wouldn’t start. I had to wait about an hour before the guy from Alberta Motor Association came to give me a boost.

Today I attended church with my parents in the morning, and then drove back to Lethbridge, arriving shortly before the evening service here. Now I’m wrapping up my blog entry (but you knew that already, didn’t you?) and then I’m going to get something to eat, make a cup of tea, and sit and read some more of P. G. Wodehouse’s Uneasy Money. Goodnight, all!

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