December 30th, 2014 by Jan

The numbers have been a topic around here ever since I got the Fitbit. Tracking how many steps I take each day is fun. Counting how many words I write is interesting and counting how many calories I eat — doesn’t happen.

Still, the numbers have been in play this year.

Yesterday we had another number day, but this time we had to give up a great number and settled for an okay new one.

We are changing the utilities from one house to another, so we will have a new phone number in our new house.

It may seem silly, but one of the best things I like about living here is that we have a very cool phone number. I am sad to see our 0888 number go. I begged and begged, — and we do not get to take it with us. Deep sigh.

However, I spent quite a bit of time with Amy at the phone company yesterday. We did our best together to figure out “bundle deals” for TV, internet and telephone. So many special rates, that aren’t really special at all —especially after all the up-selling they are quite good at. Apparently, I need the cooking channel! 🙂

The hardest part of it all was choosing a new phone number. Amy was great in letting us choose from a list. She spent a lot of time looking up available numbers for us. I told her we had memory problems and would need a very simple number — preferably one with three eights starting with a zero! Dang it if she didn’t try to find it for us.

Amy was surprised that most numbers with eights were already taken. She didn’t know eight was considered a lucky number for most Chinese people, and that some of us white folks think so too.

Starting January 22, Ken and I will have a whole series of new numbers that will be used to locate us.

Here are a few for your records in case anyone wants to know.
Beginning January 22, 2015

Our new address will be:
6476 Samron Rd. • Sechelt, BC V0N 3A7

Our new phone number will be:

We now have four eights in the number, and while 9808 is okay – I really will miss the 0888 number. Still, I guess if Little Productions can give it up, so can we.

I would love to be a fly on the line, when the next lucky person to sign up for telephone on this rock, and someone, maybe even Amy, is able to say… well, 0888 is available.

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