We're in the middle of the long stretch of winter when days seem longer and people just seem tired of everything. Not too much is happening around town. This weekend there was a hockey tournament in town as Salluit came to town to play us for four straight days. I'm not sure how serious these teams or tournaments are but all the northern communities seem to participate in these types of events as much as they can. I think it allows people to go on a trip as well as help boost town spirit. There are several more coming up, pretty much monthly from here on in.
A couple of weeks ago we had some wolves stalking the town, they got a couple of sled dogs and injured a dozen more but I haven't heard anything of them recently so I presume they have moved on.
We had a couple of blizzards this week however they failed to really develop into more than nuisances. Lots of wind and blowing snow but only a few inches of real snow.
Do you know what the worst part of living in a small community in Quebec so far is? The French people!!! (Just joking), the whole family has been struggling with colds for the last few weeks and as I just found out.... you can't get cold medication off the shelf, unless your store also has a pharmacy. This means products like Contact C, NyQuil, well, pretty much anything other than basic aspirin and Tylenol are not available anywhere in town. We called the health center to see if they had any, they told us to call someone down south and have them mail it up, not exactly helpful when your coughing up a lung and can't sleep. That 2 week trip up with the mail will probably arrive after the need has receded.
I've been struggling with my instock position since Christmas and couldn't figure out what the problem was, until this weekend when I recieved a nice size cargo, for some stupid reason half of my cargo has been sitting in LaGrande for the last three weeks, so when it doesn't show up, I reordered it, and it once again sat in LaGrand. So this weekend I recieved three weeks of freezer and dry products in one nasty shipment. Now, I'm waiting on a month of chip orders and everything will be honky-dory.
Anyways, good night everyone
Sunday, January 28, 2007