Tag: packing

Birthday Day

There is something about 22 January that just causes people to be born. But seriously, a quick shout out to my brother Devon who I have learned is now the proud possessor of a Learners driving permit. Happy sweet sixteen!

Also born today: my friend Chris, and my coworkers Olivia and Reza. We’re not sure what Reza’s birthday is actually, but apparently today is as good a guess as any. Happy birthday guys.

Quick update: I’m not completely packed, but I’m close. I don’t know if I’m going to be able to get it all down like I hoped in my suitcases. Might have to ship a box in addition to my computer. Running out of time, but I think it will work out.

January 22, 2009

Cleaned, but still packing

That’s right. My apartment is now clean, but I’m still not packed, having spent the day running errands. Tomorrow is booked up too. It is going to be a busy week. I don’t expect there will be more updates until I get to Bermuda. Well, maybe one more to say goodbye next Saturday. One week to go.

January 18, 2009

How did I do it?

Ten months ago I arrived in this city, fresh to the west coast, my life consisting of four bags and the promise of new beginnings. Well I did begin—begin to plan to leave again. Now as I try to repack my life into four bags, I realize that I did expand into my surroundings. I am at least going to take five bags this time, and they will likely be bigger bags, most of them. Obviously the camera bag is much bigger as I have grown my gear exponentially since leaving Bermuda last. I do have bags for that to carry on. Although I continue to enjoy collecting bigger and better lenses, I must be wary not to get more than I can carry onto an airplane when I need to completely relocate myself.

But as I spend some time tonight trying to do a bit of pre-packing, I just don’t know how I managed to get all of my stuff into those bags. I know I have purchased a number of items and so I think I’m going to need to purge the old and weak articles to charity shops. It is a good exercise. I notices today that I have some old t-shirts which I don’t wear but seem to carry for sentimental reasons. I think it is time I said goodbye to those (after preserving their memory in photos).

The worst isn’t the clothes, but the host of random items I have sitting on top of my table and dresser. The dresser is particularly bad, there is actually a defined mound that is growing in the centre. My landlady is showing my apartment tomorrow at 11:30, so I have a hard deadline in terms of when I need to have this place looking presentable. It definitely isn’t there yet, but it is way better than when I got home from work. At some point tomorrow morning I will just shove everything into my storage room and shut that door. Until then I continue to pack and clean and sort. Cheers.

January 16, 2009


Bermuda: 15°C
Halifax: 0.3°C

Backpack: Get Organized and Collaborate
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