Journal: News & Comment

Friday, June 21, 2002
# 12:09:00 AM:

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Welcome back the toys

Nearly a week ago, I had to turn back from the security gate at Toronto's Pearson International Airport because I mistakenly packed my Leatherman multi-tool in my carry-on luggage. Improvising before my flight, I dropped the Leatherman into an envelope and mailed it to my home address in Vancouver.

Then, on Tuesday, I was taking my kids to the Piper Creek boardwalk at Burnaby Lake Park when, just after we'd stepped off the bus, I realized that the case carrying my Palm PDA had slipped off my backpack strap -- and was now driving away toward Lougheed Mall. I later called Translink's Lost Property Office to report the Palm lost, and they reported it would take at least two days to see if it had been turned in.

Today I got both my Leatherman tool and Palm handheld back -- the first came in the mail, and the second I picked up from Translink after they phoned me this morning.

Incidentally, Burnaby Lake Park was where my wife and I worked together as park naturalists when we first met, fourteen summers ago. It will be summer again in a little over six hours, at 6:24 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, when we reach the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere.


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