The joys of living in, once again, a small town. Now, do not get me wrong, it is a good thing, and I do love it. Small towns are, small, when compared to areas like Langley, BC or Vancouver, but the main difference, you got you where want to be in a matter of minutes. For example, I am still on the twenty dollar fill-up I did last Thursday, when I first got into town, and that is half gone—and I have made about six trips so far. Comparing that to Langley, and all the running around I have done, we are looking at a tank of gas, and maybe two trips, with half the stuff done that have now.
Terrace has a different way of doing things in general, compared to the British Columbian Lower Mainland. First Most Government offices are tied into one space. We have a Access Centre here, but they rely mostly on the Internet, and the one time I needed them, it was down. Second, Banking is a little different. In my case, I have to wait probably a whole week before I can transfer my money up from the Lower Mainland. My Bank in Fort Langley told me that would be instant. Boy, were they wrong. Lastly, the traffic moves a lot slower than it does from my Southern home. You figure with lass Police and Law Enforcement, people would talk advantage of that—nope—people follow the speed limit to the letter here.
We have real time, and what people call “Indian Time,” but then there is Terrace Time, a time altogether of it’s own. No one is in a hurry here. Now, that is not to say people rush, or are always in a state of perpetual lateness, I just mean it is different. It is all done in a very low key way. I think it has to do with how close everything is here. Also, if you plan your trips good, you can get a weeks worth of stuff done in just one hour. Also, if I get this job I want, that commute will be only seven minuets for me—Seven minutes! Comparing that to the nearly forty-five minutes going from Glenn Valley, to my job back in my old home.
By the way, I still do not have my own phone or Internet yet. I must thank my girl friend for using hers. Thanks deer.