Friday, December 30, 2005

The end is near. I turn in my laptop at noon and then the adventure begins.

Here's a quick update on the plans:
  1. Departure date has been set for Friday Jan 6th
  2. Plan is to do two good days of driving Sat and Sunday and hopefully hit the mountains by day 3
  3. Planning to spend a couple of days in Ashland OR with Tanya, John and Nathan
  4. Then its straight up to Van
  5. Got a temporary place for Jan/Feb
  6. Start work Jan 16th..that's right work.

Friends keep asking if there will be a going away party. I'd prefer not as I'm not big on festivities centred around me. So its lots of lunches, teas and dinners as I try and see everyone who is important to me before I go. Its just adding to weight gain problems :)

More to come next week as I have some time in between packing my worldly possessions for the move.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Santa's little helper
Wow..a lot can happen in a week. I have a semi-firm departure date...Friday Jan 6th. Aiming to be settled in Vancouver for January 16th. That gives me 10 days to drive across the country and get myself settled into my new digs. What digs you ask? Right...still working on that. Have exchanged a few Vm's with one lady and emailed two others today. All are in my price range and the locations seem good...for a sublet at least.

Have confirmed a co-pilot for the drive. First offer went out to the BF but he's in the middle of submitting all his apps for Grad school so the timing just didn't work. It's too bad, a cross country trip together would have been the ultimate test for our relationship. Co-pilot duties have now been accepted by Ciara. She has accepted the challenge as long as we make it an adventure. So we will be packing our snowboards and hitting any hills we come across. Our route will most likely take us a bit south through the US as we incorporate a visit with our friends, Tanya and John, in Oregon for a few days. That will leave with us a final push of just 9 hours to get us into Vancouver.

Trying to focus on the adventure part and not on the leaving part as I find I am getting a little upset everytime I think about it too much.

Guh...stupid Vancouver dreams!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

I know my blog is called A change is as good as a rest but today, I could really use the rest. Went to the Rheostatics show last night at the Horseshoe, it was their Whale Music night. Really enjoyed the opening artist, Great Aunt Ida. Ida Nilsen has a beautiful voice and some rather dark thoughts from the sounds of things. Great Aunt Ida hails from Vancouver so I will definitely try and catch another show out there and see what else they have to offer. Was looking forward to the Rheostatics show, that is until the break between bands lasted close to 45 minutes. They didn't hit the stage until after 11:30 PM. It's a school night kids...oh wait, maybe most of these indy music fans don't punch in before noon. Managed to hold on long enough to hear Queer. Next time I will prep with an afternoon nap so I can make it to the end of the set. God I'm weak.

Thx to Lt. Dan for taking me to the show...oh and for the pizza, movie and cuddle time with Sonny & Michael.

Ughhh...soooo tired.

Monday, December 12, 2005

You know you haven't written anything in your blog for an extended period when the two people you know who read it comment that you haven't posted anything in a while. Let me just say, it's been a hectic few weeks.

I've settled in to the new diggs. Adjusting to having a whole house to spread my junk all over to a small bedroom. I did a great job I think of purging but there is definitely more to be gotten rid of.

Bought a car last week. Well actually a Hyundai Sante Fe. I love it...quite a girly car for me but I got it in standard and had a hitch put on so I like it. Ohh and roof racks to carry my snowboard or surf board depending on where I am. The trip planning is temporarily on hold. Unfortunately my sister has had a relapse and is dealing with her third go of cancer. I've been doing quite a bit of back and forth between TO and MI the past two months to help her out and provide moral support. Unfortunately as result of the steroids she is on I have gained a good 5+ pounds. You read correctly...I have gained the weight. She has an insatiable appetite right now so I have been providing support in the form of eating with her. Had to buy some new pants as the waist bands were digging into my new rolls...its not pretty.

Potential living arrangements in Van fell through as Bill could not find anything in his price range. I'm not too worried about that as Craigs List seems to have no shortage of listings.

Work has been getting busy as I clean up everything and begin transitioning my projects over.

That's all for now.