Ahh! Despite my personal promise that I would blog regularly, I’ve slipped already; I have to say, though, that I really do have a good excuse. I’m moving in a week! So much has happened since my last entry…
First off, I have spent a ridiculous amount of money preparing. WalMart was awesome and, I’m sorry Costco lovers, I enjoyed my time there much more. I now have a bookshelf (one of the glaringly obvious missing items in my new place) as well as all my bathroom stuff, new sheets/blankets, dishes, toiletries, and a few other things. Most of this was on my second run…after I looked for all this stuff at Costco.
Actually, perhaps I’m being too hard on the place; I just expected the one in Ottawa to be better than the one in Halifax and it wasn’t…not by a long shot.
Do you remember that Seinfeld episode where Kramer buys a bunch of ‘Beef-a-roni’ at a Costco equivalent? He had to feed it to the horses that, in turn, got pretty ‘gassy’. That’s how I feel about some of the stuff. I’m feeling gassy. Who needs 12 toothbrushes, 26 razor blades, 6 extra huge deodorant sticks, and 8 tubes of make-up pad removers? They’re all things that I wanted but in a crazy quantity. How do I decide what I should actually use up my baggage space?
Next to Canadian Tire to get my humidifiers (neither Costco nor WalMart were stocked) where I also picked up a great coffee bean grinder. I figure there are a few things I cannot do without and, if I have to take pre-ground stuff, I will be a very unhappy camper by January. Another $130 on pee-pads at PetSmart. I still have to head to the vet to get the right kind of food for the two monkeys.
Phone calls: cancelled hydro, internet, downgraded Gyphon and Scarlett’s health insurance (didn’t want to cancel altogether), contacted movers re: allowable items, pharmacy re: prescriptions, NAC re: forwarding address, and…hmm…I know there must be more. I know there’s still more to do.
Right now I’m on the plane heading back to Nova Scotia for a quick visit. It’s the first time that I’ve travelled with both dogs and, I have to say, I’m terrified about what Scarlett is going through in cargo. Poor thing. At least there’s no turbulence (yet). Gryphon is here at my feet, and he seems to be doing pretty good. Rescue Remedy…herbal stuff that my vet recommended. Good stuff for cabin travel.
Well, if I write much more I’m going to lose readers I’m sure…that is assuming I have any left. What’s up with the lack of comments? I know that you’re out there because you mention it on the phone. Starting on the 13th I will no longer have my cell!
Ahh! Turbulance! I hope to hear from you soon…