2024 Contest Wins

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I enter and win a lot of contests but I always forget to track how much I win. This year I am going to have a blog post and keep updating it as I win.  My first win of the year happened to be while I was visiting Vancouver in February. I won two tickets to the home and garden show and a package of Noods (vegan noodles). Thank you to Plant Based Workshop value $45. 

What has been happening in my life part 1 2022

This is a catch-up series with what has been happening in my life post. It has been awhile since I have posted because things have been really busy. I have lots of exciting things I want to post about so hopefully I will be able to post more regularly in the future.

Vancouver 


Let’s go back about a year. My mom and I lived within walking distance of each other in Coquitlam which is in the Greater Vancouver area. We both thought we would never leave BC this had been our home for almost my whole life I never thought I would leave. This blog url even has Vancouver in it.

Vancouver 

 It was still the middle of the pandemic. My brother had two small kids in Ottawa. My mom and I both met my nephew when he was two weeks old just before the pandemic. I visited Ottawa during the pandemic to meet my niece when she was 2 weeks old. My mom had never met her granddaughter as she was uncomfortable going on a holiday during the pandemic. My nephew was very confused on how I got out of the TV when I visited as we had only video chatted. My mom and I were talking one day and decided we should both move to Ottawa to be near the kids. This was a conceptual plan thinking it would be a year or two in the future. 

Visiting Ottawa

We had already signed a contract with the Realtor. The house was going to go up for sale in April. A couple weeks before my mom thought she had food poisoning. She was sick for a bit but we still did things like going for walks she thought she was recovering but still feeling like after one has the flu. I had booked her a drive through appointment for her vaccine booster dose about a month earlier. She went to her pharmacist to pick up a prescription and asked if the pharmacist could do the booster dose instead. When she went to the pharmacist he told her she was jaundice and she needed to go to the hospital. She went to the hospital and they found she has pancreatic cancer.

My mom was scheduled for surgery within a couple weeks. The house was already to go on the market but what if she passed away the house would go into probate causing delays. The realtor was great finding us a lawyer to get me on title so I could finalize things.


Coquitlam 


My mom has surgery and the house went up for sale while she was recovering. Twelve years ago when I bought my apartment my mom made me buy a sofa bed. I complained for the last twelve years it had never been used. My mom stayed on that sofa bed during her recovery it was nice that it got used and it was so much easier to do showing while not living in a staged home. 

There is a lot more to my story so there will be a few more posts. I have forgotten a lot of what has happened as there has been a lot. We have had a lot of great people helping us and things right now are as good as they can be. 

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