Before I get into all the good times had with friends on Vancouver Island I'll show you what we woke to this morning. My neighbour has a wind turbine that usually sounds like a chain saw but this morning sounded like a snow mobile ripping up and down our driveway. Since my flight was delayed I crawled into bed at 3am and was awake at 8am. We sat down for breakfast and looked out the kitchen to see our neighbour's chicken barn flattened. Luckily it did not contain the 37,000 chickens. We were without power for 5 hours and have lots of tree damage everywhere. The condo overlooking the harbour in Victoria looks pretty inviting today.