Taking Care of (More) Business…..
“Business” meaning more boxing + packing in preparation for Washington. I really should apply for a job at a moving company or at Crate + Barrel….in their warehouse.
Right now I’m in Los Angeles having a second look at all the goods I have stocked in my poor parents’ garage for the last 10 months. I’ve come relatively unannounced to sunny SoCal due to the fact that I’m only in town for a short while to weed out what’s really important enough for me to keep + what I can do without.
On Wednesday, I’ve hired a moving company to come + pack up all my worldly belongings for a drive up to a storage facility in Washington. Since I do not have Permanent Residency or Citizenship in Canada (i.e. we have not turned in our immigration paperwork yet) I am storing my belongings in Washington where it will be close to the Canadian border. When the day comes that my Permanent Residency is official – that is when I will bring it all across the border, kit + kaboodle, lock, stock + barrel.
Here is my mom proudly waving the Canadian flags!
You can tell she’s really not that excited about it. I pretty much coerced her into the picture because my mom so very rarely denies a picture taken of herself.
I am her youngest child, after all – so she’s pretty heartbroken about the fact that I’m eventually moving to Canada. Don’t worry, mums!!!! Vancouver is only a 2 1/2 hour flight from Los Angeles!!!! Fear not, mum – it’s so close!!!!!
This has all been an exercise for living with less. What can I live without? What kind of sentimentality does this item hold? If I donate this, will I even miss it??? I try to imagine myself as a Zen Monk. “I need no earthly goods….” I say to myself. This rarely works.
Hey, what the heck?! I didn’t know I was packing boxes with the Asian Mama-san Michael Jackson!!!!
My mom has taken a liking to this fedora that I was going to donate + insisted on helping me sort through the garage while wearing it.
To each his/her own. I appreciate all the help I can get, no matter what form it comes in!
My OG rescue kitty Sidney comes to our assistance every day. Yes, Sidney this is very boring + tedious – I know, I know.
My goodness, now I could see Sidney’s inside of his mouth after his vet took 6 cavities with expenses of $1,000.00. Poor Sid, he hardly has tooth!!
Worth every penny!!!!!