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Pack It Up

Pack it up, pack it in, let me begin…







We are in the midst of a burning circle of hellfire otherwise known as moving.  Yep, moving time once again for Jeff + Shelli.  Oh how absolutely sick I am to my stomach (literally) about moving!  I’ve been moving around for years now + I’m ready to settle in one place!

Hell on Wheels has finished shooting season 3 here in Alberta + now it’s time to move back to Vancouver for Jeff’s next job!  We’re really, really lucky that Jeff is able to find work between the two provinces, but Dear Canada, I wish your film industry wasn’t so spread thin with work!  Well, the United States has become more + more like that as well.  Maybe I should say, Dear Producers, stop trying to be so cheap by trying to get so many tax breaks + thus spreading the work EVERYWHERE so thin!  It’s not saving ANYONE money in the long run!  That’s right!  I said it!

Please watch Hell on Wheels because if the ratings are good, that means I get to come back to Alberta next summer for season 4!!!!  Huzzah!!!  Here is a cute picture of Jeff + Common on the last day of shooting.  Common is pretty much one of the nicest people to ever walk on this planet + he is cool with me putting this picture up on the blog!Jeff + Common

Doesn’t he just look so sweet?!

Anyway I’ve got to keep packing because we’ve got to get out of our rental tomorrow!  Megu is so used to all the constant chaos, poor thing!Pack It Up - 1

Blue Rubbermaid bins encompass my entire life.

We drove a load of stuff in both of our cars to our shipping container an hour + 1/2 drive away in Exshaw, so that we wouldn’t be overloaded with stuff tomorrow.  We’ll stay in Canmore for a couple days to organize, pack the cars to maximum efficiency + THEN head west!

It was cold + raining when we got to Exshaw – luckily this awesome jacket was there to keep me dry + warm!photo

Such a good look.  If you marry a hoarder + a Canadian hoarder, get ready to be folding a giant size tarp (20 x 20 feet – that’s a big mofo) over + over + over + over again because you need it to cover your precious hoard from the elements when you’re transporting it over + over + over again because you’re a couple of gypsies + don’t understand the concept of living a normal existence.  This will be your lot in

Like sisyphus, but hoarding style.  Like groundhog day, but hoarding style.Groundhog Day

I know I voluntarily signed up for all of this….THAT’S the insane part!  But Jeff + I are a team, we are best friends + buddies + we love each other so much that we make it happen.  Wish us luck!  The clock is a tickin’!!!!

15 Comments Post a comment
  1. Girl, I am rooting for you to have another season, just ’cause it’s so much fun to read about! LOL May your move be smooth and uneventful. Hugs to Megu.

    August 30, 2013
    • Thanks so much!!! Megu definitely needs the extra hugs, poor little thing – I know cats aren’t very keen on change + boy her world is constantly getting turned around!

      September 9, 2013
      • Oh yeah + I’m hoping for another season of Hell on Wheels too!!! Go Alberta summer 2014 for Shelli!!!! Woooot!!!

        September 9, 2013
  2. Hurrahh! Make sure you get in touch when you’re all settled back in Van! ~M.

    August 30, 2013
  3. Kenneth ''Papi~Dad's'' Nishino #

    Boo’YAAH, home at last home at last, drive safe and
    have a wonderful trip back 2 Vancouver, Nan!!! yah,
    Hell On Wheels, i watch DVR it every weekend, the
    2 thespians are pretty insane, Common, is kool, and
    lets U put up his pix on ur blog, sweet, i luv Jeff’s,
    hawaiian shirt,…LOL !!! Ok, Nan, will C U in a Few!!!
    best 2 my man, Jeff & Megs, safe trip home, luv Dads

    August 31, 2013
    • BOOOYAH!!!!!! Common is the best! Jeff texted him the picture + Common said no prob, put it on the blog! Glad you love the new season, dad!

      September 9, 2013
  4. rocky nishino #

    Hi Shel,
    I really loved and enjoyed the Canmore blogs. Your photos were so beautiful that I felt like I was there with you. Thank you so much for that.
    Have a blessed trip back to Van. I am praying for you, Jeff and Megu for safe journey again.
    Please take care of yourself well.
    Love you and see you soon.

    August 31, 2013
  5. welcome back! i’ll be sure to watch it 🙂

    September 1, 2013
  6. Deb Fayle #

    Love the pic of Jeff and Common … have a safe journey and can’t wait to see you!

    September 3, 2013
  7. I hope everything went well! I’ve been thinking of you!

    September 3, 2013

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