First off, this column carries a First World problems warning. Secondly, it's being typed on an cellphone, one which, horror of horrors, has endured a summer of very poor cell coverage. We're on our way to the family cabin at Sandy Lake, Man. It's about 20 minutes from Clear Lake, Riding Mountain National Park. Sandy Lake is a nice little hamlet, not some resort village in the boonies. It's well within what most people would consider civilization.