And so yesterday as I was stuck in the office all day finalizing today and watching the occasional snowflakes in the gusting wind, she txt'd me:
Her: Could you check a map 4 me to see if there's an Old Navy near here?
Me: Ok. Hang on.
Me: Yep. 3170 Tillicum Road. Only one there. At Tillicul Centre. Near Victoria Library.
Her: Nowehere near where I am.
Me: What do you mean? Its way closer to you than the west Edmonton Mall one.
Her: I'm walking. Where from here?
Me: na. not walkable.
Her: U should google wifi cafes for me. I'm downtown in Johnson or yates heading toward the harbor.
(I'm working in my office...)
Her: I just got to the 7-11 on Douglas:)
Her: Which way should I go? Anything on Google?
Me: I'm looking.
Her: There is a bus to Tillicum mall across the street!
(Not unlike the random "There's a blue bike" statement)
Me: U r on yates and douglas?
Her: Johnson & Douglas, but Yates is the next block over
Me: Head west half a block on johnson to the De Dutch Pancake House.
Her: West is toward the harbour?
Me: Yes. The ocean is west of you.
Her: K. It's sort of south too. Thanks.
Her: I wonder if its in the Best Western?
Me: 624 Johnston St.
Me: Then head south one block on Broad. See the Serious Coffee on broad.
Her: K. I'm at Wild Coffee & Bistro.
(Me, deep sigh of relief, now back to work.)
Her: It might not be worth it. Paninis are $10!
Her: What do you think? Panini or walk to the Bay Centre in hopes of a food court?
Me: You decide. Is there internet there?
Her: If I got something I'd ask. Maybe I'll just give it a shot. If there is email I'll let you know. :)
Her: The internet doesn't work here but The Panini is good at least.
Her: I'd like 2 live in a city like this 4 a while and not be a tourist.
Her: I found Serious Coffee now that I've had lunch.
Her: I'm waiting for N&J at a little coffee shop. A table on the sidewalk. Guys playing chess over there, funky music. REALLY wish U were here.
Me: Still in the office. Working.
Me: And then I'll go home and make supper.
Her: Hope your day ends better than it's been. Miss you.
Me: can I fry frozen patties in the pan?
Her: Probably. i do them on the griddle. Should be the same dif.
Me: But frozen?
Her: Just keep the heat low and turn them frequently.
Just two people thousands of miles apart, living the day they are dealt.
Sounds like she's having a fun week on the streets and cafes of Victoria, eating guiltily expensive Paninis.