Every day of this new gig of mine up in Edmonton feels as if it is another loop of a high speed roller coaster ride. I step into the seat and strap myself in as I leave PA. That first day of five and a half hours of travel is just the warm up. At this point there is just me and my bags in the seat. But the next day we pick up speed and hit the top of the next loop by noon. From that dizzying height we start on the really wild part of the ride and by the time we hit bottom at full speed I am wondering if I will survive the pace.
Today the loop was smaller. I had a traveller with me for the uphill ride this morning, another joined me in the afternoon and the rest of the day was mostly a breeze. Getting an order of service ready seemed pretty tame.
Tomorrow we head around another loop in this three week ride. A long loop anticipated and the speeds may exceed that of Monday. No, maybe nothing can beat that.
Its good. Its exhausting. It seems as if God shows up around every bend in his incredible ways.
Now, if I didn’t have a long paper and a final exam looming in the next few weeks it would be perfect.