After spending the years 2000 to 2012 doing IT work for engineering firms in Toronto, Ontario, I’d had enough. Cathy and I sold our house and everything we owned which wouldn’t fit into a Dodge mini-van and we drove out to beautiful Victoria, British Columbia.
We arrived in Victoria on a stormy Halloween night, October 31st, 2012. Our furnished sublet apartment was waiting and our good friend Jane met us with soup and bread and wine! As I emptied the van and hauled everything we owned up the stairs, the wind was howling and the ocean waves were crashing on the beach. Just around midnight, the wind calmed and I heard music coming from the Ross Bay Cemetery… it was Bach’s Toccata & Fugue in D Minor, best known – to me at least – from horror movies… and it was being played flawlessly on an accordion.
All I could think was – Welcome to the west coast baby! Just wait till I get my camera out!