I don’t know if my house still exists. I believe it does, for now. The latest reports show 12 homes destroyed in our neighborhood in Fort McMurray, Alberta. They’re trailer homes, on the other side of the main road from us, edging up against the forest. This is oil sands country, and although this is a depressed economy, the trailer homes are worth about $500,000 each. Even in Canadian currency that’s a lot.
I’ve been in Alberta about a decade now. We revel in our cowboy culture here, our Texas-meets-Montana beef-ranching and oil-pumping way of life. When it comes to crises we pride ourselves on being able to manage.… Seguir leyendo »