Looking Back To The Old Home

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on November 22, 2014 in Personal |

Of course I still keep up with the news from back in the States, who wouldn’t? I am sure there are plenty of people who leave the country of their birth, the land they have called home for their entire lives, and still need to look back, to see what is going on, even stay in touch with the way things are, if not with the people who now belong to the past. No one can just drop everything and disappear to a new life without glancing back now and then, no matter what they may claim.

Snow Storms

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My looking back, at the moment, brings strange thoughts with it. I keep on thinking about the weather back in the States, all the people who are snowed-in, who have been cut off from the outside world, and then I take a look here. We had the meters read this week, to see how much fuel we’ve used up, and the man who visited us simply sighed as he wrote down the numbers. Fuel consumption is down all over his area, he told us, because of the mild weather. No one really needs to heat that much when temperatures don’t even bothering slipping down into single figures.

So we will be saving on heating this winter – if you can call it a winter with all this mild air – as we do on the costs of air-conditioning during the summer. You want a cool breeze during the heat of the day? Open two windows, one on each side of the house, and sit in the middle. I must admit, though, I do not miss the snow. It was fun as a child, to play in, when we were still allowed to throw snowballs without being sued, but now? Now it seems to get in the way, perhaps my innocence has gone with it. No snow this year, perhaps, or, if at all, just a light scattering. That suits me just fine.

Love & Kisses, Viki.

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  • Francois says:

    During a long conversation with close ones in Montreal last week, I realised I had no idea who and what they were talking about, especially when they mentioned politics.
    Easy: Canada is an insignificant country, and they are militant about staying so, I wonder if you could ever feel that detached from the US?

    • I don’t think that I will ever feel detached from the United States, distant most certainly. Seeing the country from a different side, as Europeans do, has brought me far more than most Americans experience, and this makes me wonder whether I will ever be able to see my ‘homeland’ in the same light again. Whether I will become a militant or not, remains to be seen!

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