dennis s. hurddennis s. hurd

Thursday, January 19, 2017

49.20° N or 06.83° N

We've had three days of BC rain, and BAM! I'm doing it again. A few minutes of Internet can be such a refuge for fighting my case of undiagnosed seasonal affective disorder.

After thirteen and a half years of daily blogging, I realize there can be dry spells. It used to occur when school got really busy. You see, trying to correct 22 final exams was never very conducive for eloquent entries. Now, I'm just finding lots of time in our unplanned winter here. It hardly seems necessary to mention we drove up the the Walmart today or that the swimming pool in our building seems especially nice and warm this winter.

I used a few minutes of the cloudy and grey afternoon to marvel at all the new construction south of Colombo, Sri Lanka now. There are so many lovely places on the island but the seaside urban development of Dehiwala / Mt. Lavinia does make the area a perfect option. In the photos, it looks as though towers are spouting all around like weeds. I have to convince myself that it doesn't really make sense to think about putting US$ 150,000 into real estate in Sri Lanka. It'd be hard to access frequently. It is not logical even if we decided to spend winters there for the next twenty years. We could simply rent, have more variety, and live without the headaches.

Deliwala / Mt. Lativa

Still, there's something primal about the desire to own a patch of ground, even if it is fifteen stories in the air.


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