A final dinner with our producing partner, Jay, and then we bid Toronto a fond farewell. As I mentioned in yesterday’s entry, it was a highly productive couple of days that have given us plenty to work on – in the five or six days I’m back in Vancouver before heading to L.A. for a week.
But, for now, I’m in Montreal, visiting with mom. And sis. And the dogs. I got in this morning and leave tomorrow night – far too short a visit so far as mom is concerned (but, really, so far as she is concerned, they’re all too short) however I need time to pre for that L.A. trip: pitches, properties, and prospective restaurants!
Anyway, my day went something like this:
1. Fly in.
5. Then, it was off to meet up with my auntie Antoinette and cousins Evelina and Leonora who are heading home to Toronto, Saskatoon, and Toronto respectively tomorrow morning. It’s been a stressful time for all three of them as they had been busy taking care of my auntie Jeanette (September 18, 2011: Dogs on vacation! My Auntie Jeanette! Sampling Montreal’s finest! Au Pied de Cochon!) who passed away late last week. I will forever fondly recall her big heart, sense of humor and endlessly meandering, though no less entertaining, stories.
My sis is is happy to report she met and then surpassed her team’s target goal for The Missing Children’s Network. Although her Dragon Boat team finished third to last in the actual race, they were the top fund-raising team bringing in over $15 900. She asked me to pass along her thanks to everyone who helped out, most recently Sylvia, JeffW, PBMom, and Shana H. More official thanks to come as organizers complete the final tally.
Finally, very sad to hear of the passing of one of my favorite SF writers, the briliant Iain Banks.