Drinking tea whose ingredients I borrowed from the Shatabdi Express. This tea has crossed much of Asia and the entire Pacific Ocean. I kept it in the pocket of my vest. It tastes pretty good sitting at my sister's computer table looking out a rare Vancouver Island snowfall.
There are five so called 'grown ups' currently inhabitating this house. Three are here temporarily - myself, my wife, and my brother in law's mother. My sister and brother in law, these two are here a little less temporarily. They are renting this house untlil April.
One of my primary motivations is visiting was to be of some help, take some of the burden off the less temporary dwellers of this house. I am not entirely sure how well this is working. My Sister and brother in law are so used to the frenetic pace of their lives, they can't and probably shouldn't slow down. And we, who are visiting, are each trying to take tasks on. The extra energy our task searching is creating in the house, I am not sure if thats creating a 'calmer' atmosphere. Plus, we are all certainly quirky and wonderfully crazy people.
I did make breakfast today and even washed some dishes after the meal. And its soooo great to be with my family in Nanaimo.