Oh, [Air] Canada!

Mike’s parents are scheduled to visit us from Toronto-area Canada this Thursday, so we have been watching the Air Canada situation carefully. And when I say carefully I mean obsessively I am checking the latest news postings every hour or so. If they do strike it will be at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow. The latest is that a tentative deal has been made (twitter link).

It has been interesting around our house lately. Ever since the fairly recent elections in Canada, Mike has been on a hair trigger of needing to express his disgust with what is happening in his country. The government’s interference has added fuel to his fire. I can’t help but compare the Canadian government interference in Union matters to American politicians discussing the merits of doing away with minimum wage. It makes my guts churn. It’s always the little guy, the low man on the totem pole, that gets the shaft. I don’t know how some people sleep at night. Let’s take care of each other for crying out loud. Is it really so hard to do the right thing?

And here I go, eh*? Anyway, we do hope an agreement is reached and we do hope Mike’s parents are able to visit. I would hate to have cleaned for no reason…other than a clean house of course. But there are levels of clean and I’ve gone for the Big Clean. So let’s all keep our fingers crossed, not only for the little guys in Canada, but for me too…because that Big Clean is no small effort.

*in honor of Canada

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