Turns out I'm a binge eater when not supervised. Who knew?
Continued to pack and work on a website that's making my eyes cross. Should be up by tomorrow though. (Thanks to my friends for their advice!)
Sean and Debra looked at apartments today - everybody cross your fingers for the one on 10th and Granville. Thanks.
I am packing breakables in clothing to save on packing supplies. Favorite packed box so far: "Winter coats and vintage Pyrex".
And: Seamus The Action Cat.
07-22-05, 9 PM
WANTED: Friend to help me pack. Bring a pizza.
I am SO LONELY right now.
(Don't I have the social life of a rock star?!? WTF??)
I appreciate the "votes", y'all, but we left Vancouver without taking any applications.
I need this to feel like home - I know I should find some temporary apartment and just keep a lot of stuff in boxes, and while we're up there we can look for the perfect place, like some suggested.
But consider that my leaving our current house is going to make me bawl like a baby, and leaving my friends, and my neighborhood, and Seattle, and USA, and my American groceries, and my American cost of living, and SO MANY CHANGES. I like to think that I embrace change and make an adventure out of it, but I foresee a lot of changes ahead of me all rolled up into one big move.
I appreciate the opinions, really, I do. But if there's any source of comfort waiting for me in Vancouver, it'll be the home I live in (Sean is a given, of course).
And for those who have suggested, online and in person, that we find a temporary space, I ask you: have you ever moved a 55 gallon fish tank FULL OF FISH? Sure, I'm cool with moving in two years, maybe even after one year, but a few months? You're CRAZY. I'll be 35 years old, and Sean 37, and I think we've lived out our nomadic years, thank you.
YES I AM BEING PICKY. I think I deserve to be picky. I may have a baby in this house. And don't say I'm looking too far ahead because dammit getting knocked up in the next year should NOT be considered looking too far ahead. And anyone who suggests that I am will get a swift kung-fu punch to the neck. We've been married eleven years this October - how much longer do you think our Honeymoon Period should last?
Okay I'm yelling at a couple people in particular, not all of you. Sorry about that.
There are issues.
I want you guys to also know that Sean is going up there again and looking around, so it's not like we're trying to do everything online. That would be crazy. He's presently not working so he has some time to invest in this.
I wish I wouldn't have been so afraid to take a picture of the 5th listing I looked at Saturday morning, on Hastings. It was spray-painted and there was a mattress on the sidewalk. I couldn't drive out of that area fast enough.
Yes, I'm stressed. Yes, Sean's stressed even more than me - that's his job in our family. You all knew that this would happen, and here we are.
GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH *head explodes*
P.S. No, we will not live in Surrey unless absolutely necessary - Sean will have to sell his car soon and we will be a one-car family. Vancouver or closely-surrounding, please.
P.P.S. Those of you who suggested that I not admit that we have three cats? We are not 19 years old. We don't live like that.
Start here following the pictures in order, (and the links at the end of each set) and you'll see three of the four houses we toured.
Aaaaannnnnnnnnnnnd we're back
So if anyone out there has a Plan B please lay it on me.
I do want to note that we had struggles on this trip but it still rocked because we stayed at Dave & Debra's awesome apartment, and visited with Shane & Shan & Katie this morning, and Danica and Jeff and Andrea rustled up our friends (and then some!) for a BBQ Friday night. (That BBQ was the reason I made those banana muffins the night before we left.)
There will be more pictures from the trip on Flickr tomorrow.