The girls and I drove to the dump, with CBC on the radio. Brent Bambury was interviewing Canadian Astronaut Julie Payette. When it was our turn, and I had to turn the car off, we were all sad at the thought of having to miss the last few minutes. But when I turned our radio off, the sound didn't stop. I stepped out of the car and was instantly met with the same interview emanating from the open windows of the car beside me. We listened together in a simple moment of Canadian connectedness. This weekend, among so many other things, I'm thankful for where I live.