Claiming Canadian Money From Dead Relatives

Search for Canadian unclaimed balances:

An “unclaimed balance” is a Canadian-dollar deposit or negotiable instrument, issued or held by a federally regulated bank or trust company.
When there has been no owner activity in relation to the balance for a period of 10 years, and the owner cannot be contacted by the institution holding it, the balance is turned over to the Bank of Canada, which acts as custodian on behalf of the owner.

That’s an interesting service. I wonder if it’s abused often.

Sinister Frog

sinister frogsWhile eating my free breakfast at Staybridge Suites in San Diego here, I saw someone’s t-shirt that I thought read “Sinister Frog”. I looked closer and it wasn’t that, but I thought it was a cool phrase anyway, something for a website (it’s taken) or SWT post. Unfortunately, I couldn’t think of an appropriate subject for that title, except sinister frogs, which are hard to find except for a frog one eating a mouse. I couldn’t find any eating humans except in the movie.

I’m In San Diego

As I posted about earlier, I’m finally in San Diego (“America’s finest city”, according to their website) after 8 hours of travel. On the plane I sat between two guys who both wore khaki shorts, t-shirts, and sandals. I read Ron Carlson‘s excellent The Hotel Eden most of the way, except when I was watching the movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, an amusing, dramatic story about a race car driver who can’t accept anything but winning. The race car element didn’t interest me, but the movie IS well done – it made me laugh out loud more than once.

The airport here is right IN the city; the planes fly a hundreds of feet over the buildings, right next to the coast, which makes for a lot of noise.

It’s hot here. The drone of air-conditioning is everywhere.

The news reported three earthquakes off the coast during the weekend, which is higher than usual. I couldn’t live here with that threat, although I’m spoiled: the only natural disasters my climate receives are blizzards.

Temperature is reported in four general areas: Coastal, Valley, Mountains, and Desert. It’s only 105 Fahrenheit in the desert today, which is around 41 Celsius.

I don’t know how much time I’ll have for sight-seeing, but I DO hope to visit the San Diego Zoo and the market that Rob mentioned.