I meant to call my brother in Vancouver this weekend. I’ve been thinking about him lately and I’ve been wondering how he’s been doing.
You see, he’s been very busy the last few months getting a business started. Actually it’s a mine. He’s a geologist and the mine he’s trying to get up and running is a project he’s been working on for something like 15 years. He’s spent years talking with government officials in Canada and the US, natives because the mine is on native land, and doing environmental studies to make sure that the mine doesn’t do any environmental damage – in fact since he’s starting up an old closed down mine he had to clean up the old mine first.
He also had to get a lot of funding for the project. He’s spent years getting millions and millions of dollars in investment money for the project with everything from business funding to private investors. Now that the project is just about to open I’m sure my brother is quite proud and likely excited to see it get started.
So … I’d better make that phone call! It’s too late tonight, but maybe tomorrow evening. Of course with my luck he won’t be home – he’ll be on site.