Whenever I come back to my hometown of Montreal, I am presented with elements of my past, opportunities and relationships lost and found, decisions made – and some made for me – and always I can’t help but think: “What if?”. If you had that ubiquitous second chance time machine, what would you change? Would you fight a little harder those battles lost, or cut bait on some of the ones you actually won which, in hindsight, weren’t the victories you assumed them to be?
I really have no cause for complaint. I’m quite happy with the way it all turned out. I’m happy. But, after days like yesterday, I can’t help but wonder: “Could I have been happier?”
Anyway, that’s a question for the Alternate Universe episode of my life. In other news…
My mother’s house lost power Friday night and, by late last night, it still hadn’t been restored. I went to the Hydro Quebec site, input her address, and got the following results:
For those who don’t French, it says she can expect to have power restored sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9th.
I reached out to Hydro Quebec via a “WTF?!” tweet and they responded, assuring me that it would be well before Wednesday. Still, with my return flight to Toronto scheduled to depart Monday at 2:00 p.m., I decided to give it until noon today at which point, if power wasn’t restored, I’d have to cancel my flight and rebook for later in the week.
As it turns out, power was restored at roughly 1:00 a.m. this morning, meaning mom can now have milk with her morning coffee and I’ll be able to return home, as planned, to reunite with my gals. And complete delivery on that revised first draft!