This is it, my first blog. I'm glad you came to help me wiggle my toes into the cold water. I say cold because this is the start of the new year of 2010, and it's cold outside in most places in the Northern Hemisphere. Maybe not in Hawaii, but it's cold here in Vancouver today, at least colder than it was yesterday. As much as I dislike the cold, I hope it gets colder in 40 days, not that I want it to rain for 40 days like it did for poor old Noah, but here in Vancouver we're in the final days of winding up for the 2010 Winter Olympics. It will be an exciting time for us here, truly the event of a lifetime. All the last minute preparations are nearing completion, the orginaizing is soon going to reach fever peak. But the most important part is done - the MacDonalds under the tent at the Olympic grounds up in Whistler is done - and a friend sent me a picture from his phone to prove it.