Monthly Archives: May 2007

The last day of letting go is not for the faint of finger movements

It’s the final countdown!
dne ne neuhhhhhh
ne ne ne ne neeuhhhh

Everything is half price today at the Moving BACK-EAST Sale!

Today for 4 hours *I aim to sell everything I have for sale.

*All remaining items are being donated to charity; specifically women’s shelters and mental and/or addiction treatment center’s for womyn. One of the toughest things for a woman recovering from addiction is a sense of self in how you appear to the rest of the world. In the beginning stages of recovery you feel atrocious in both mental and physical ways. Everything you own becomes gross, nothing appears as it is and worse you begin to feel vulnerable. And having nice things, i.e. clothing in various sizes is a must as your weight will fluctuate during an undetermined length of time while recovering.

Nothing fits for months years. Your skin changes. Nothing you used to use for cleansing works. IT REALLY doesn’t. And when recovering you usually don’t have a lot of money to buy a continuous stream of cosmetics, beauty supplies or clothing to suit your daily varying size and skin texture.

I think I’ll split between the women who live in my building and charity, the clothing i am not taking. That feels right. For over three months all I wore were two pairs of jeans and one pair of stretchy pants. I had found the two pairs of jeans in the front lobby. I bought the stretchy pants from the Salvation Army. They were nice, they fit, they worked. I have since lost 20lbs and am holding my weight. A small goal achieved over time something I am proud of.

This week has been anything but awful. I cried watching the sun set over the Vancouver cityscape with mountains and water and ships in harbor. Friends (René, Darren, Junko, Tomoko) have surprised me with visits and food. I love you guys so much.

I’m still in shock about moving a 14 foot high Japanese Maple Tree down four flights of narrow stairs in an East Van apartment on a dolly, bouncing one step at a time with a man named Loui. Then moving an apple tree down the same way and unraveling a concord grapevine entwined meshed into a iron fence is not for the faint of finger movements.

I didn’t break a branch.
quarter inches at a time
while Tomoko breastfed Kai and Junko cooked Japanese
I peacefully removed
life from death
and sold it for 50 bucks.

I’ve been running half marathons every day for the past 2 weeks.

Up and down and UP and down.
Lift and carry lift and carry
tell a story

Anywho I fly out late Tuesday evening.
I’ll post the final ad link on Craigslist in the comments of this post.

Saturday and Sunday – Final 2 Days of the Moving BACK-EAST Sale.

This weekend marks the last weekend I will be living in Vancouver BC. It is also the last two of six days of the Moving BACK-EAST Sale to find great things for sale in my apartment & on the deck.

Time – Noon to 4:00
When – Saturday & Sunday
Date – May 26th & 27th

Buzz #402 at 2228 Franklin St., Vancouver BC
Click here for the google map to get to my place.

I fly from Vancouver to Saint John, New Brunswick this Tuesday at 11:55PM. Just over four years in Vancouver seems to have passed so fast. I’m gonna miss it. As much as I’ll miss it, I long to live on the East Coast again among family and friends.

Please come and support me and my cat Missy by purchasing a couple of the following items.
Haggle with me if you like. Make an offer. I have priced some things and others not.
I am not working right now and therefore have no income except what I have been selling through this sale.

This is hard work. I wouldn’t have it any other way though.

The following is available for purchase:

Art boards (2 by 2 feet)
Roll of 100lbs Acid free paper – 48 inch by ?? – natural white
Roll of Black Plastic – 60 inch width – too many feet to count left

Stainless Steel Microwave – large, nice
Stainless Steel Wire Microwave Cart
Osterizer Blender
Dishes, glassware and cookware

Womyns Clothing – size 5 to 9

Sleeping bags
Camping chairs
Mini-burner for cooking
Coleman Light
Dart Board – Excellent condition with 6 darts

Board Games

IKEA – poang chair, lack shelves (3 single wall shelves – 110cm)

Drafting Table
Matching Shelf

TV, VCR

2 Wicker chairs
2 Beach Umbrellas
1 deck Umbrella
1 rust-free round metal deck table in great condition
BBQ

Cushions
2 Floor Lamps
Desk Lamp

Fountains – 2 unique :) (one outdoor and one indoor)

Beer and Wine making supplies – first come first serve
Huge REAL Punching Bag

2 cedar trees
Large spider plant in ceramic pot
Flowering indoor and outdoor plants (geraniums, poppies, lilies, African Violets)
Half barrel containing growing flowering shrubs, bushes and bulbs
Onions, lettuce, celery
Parsley, maltese crosses
Cacti

Many empty plastic pots – I picked out and sorted all sturdy usable ones
Great dirt! Really!
Wire plant supporters
A few small outdoor plant shelves – FREE

2 very much loved and used outdoor cat scratchers – FREE for your garden or backyard

Thanks everyone,
Jessica and Missy

lou says – 02.08.52

lou says: (02:08:52)

good morning

lou says: (02:08:59)

are you there??

EastVanEsica says: (02:14:42)

Hi I’m here now

EastVanEsica says: (02:14:54)

was in the washroom

lou says: (02:15:09)

ah i was just sending you an email its not finished but i’ll send it anyway

EastVanEsica says: (02:15:16)

sold the apple tree and concord grapevine

EastVanEsica says: (02:15:18)

:)

lou says: (02:15:21)

good

EastVanEsica says: (02:15:23)

ok

EastVanEsica says: (02:15:35)

made 200 today

EastVanEsica says: (02:15:41)

205 actually

lou says: (02:15:47)

did you convince them to buy something else

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It is 25 cent night at the Moving BACK-EAST sale – Day 4

Here is the Craigslist link with today’s information (Wednesday) on the Moving BACK-EAST sale.

And that is me standing by the roses on the deck taken late *last summer (2006) by my ex, Eric.
I still love you dude.

Roses and pudgy cheeks

*I am missing camera parts so I can’t take a pic of myself standing by the this year’s rose buds. LOL.

Day 2 – yelling at people on neighboring penthouse decks

The moving BACK-EAST sale day 2
UPDATED – items no longer available are crossed out

Today and tomorrow (Monday & Tuesday) – rain or shine
Afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00
Evening from 6:00 to 8:00

Buzz #402 at 2228 Franklin St.
Vancouver BC
Click here for the google map to get to my place.

me-and-umbrella.jpg

Yesterday despite the torrential rainfalls Vancouver is experiencing I had a nice turn-out for this sale. Al Pasternak author of Bokashi Blog stopped by and purchased some strawberries another odds and ends. We had first met at Northern Voice. Was great to see you again Al. :) He snapped the pic of me above in the rain. Eyes closed. Umbrella in hand. I was disheveled yesterday. Today, I am showered, clean and brought out more things for sale.

My old colour theory instructor stopped by and bought some lilies, the wild rose bush, an iron and other stuff. One woman dismantled the shelf in my storage shed, bought it and also purchased the tools I gave her to use to take it apart.

I didn’t refuse any offers yesterday.(I did refuse the following day on Tuesday). Come and make an offer! Oh and I’ve begun yelling at other people who have rooftop decks in my neighborhood that I am having a sale. You know what, it works.

For a SMALL partial list of items for sale with suggested prices Continue reading

The Moving BACK-EAST sale

Moving BACK-EAST Sale
I move East to New Brunswick in 9 days.

Come to my Penthouse Apartment Sale in EastVancouver on Sunday (today – rain or shine).

Ding Sale

I have a large rooftop deck garden that must go. I am taking offers on everything including the contents of the apartment. Haggle with me if you like until we reach an agreement to close the deal.

The point is I want this stuff to find a great home(s), especially the plants, trees, herbs and flowers.

4 things for sale
IKEA furniture
Wooden drafting table
Various Electronics /computer stuff
Shelving – multiple
…and all the odds & ends that could be perfect for you that we all accumulate over the years.

Here is the link to the Google Map to find your way here.
Buzz #402

SUNDAY from 1:00 – 5:00 in the afternoon.
rain or shine

thanks :-)
Jessica

How to begin

…by saying that these days are crystal clear and in a semi-holding patterns. Faces are ingrained to memory as is the place, apartment and it’s things. What would you keep? What would you sell? I sold my desk. It stood first and was purchased 3 days ago. IKEA has decent resale value in Vancouver. Something to take note of if you ever move here and then need leave is that you can sell them.

All my fabric items I’m going to launder however this is proving next to impossible and I believe I will bag most of it up and donate it, only if they can wash it first. Women’s shelters need clothes.

As the days pass I want to take less and less with me. I am choosing memories and practicality for anything that isn’t a tool, to bring or ship East.

I went to visit Junko 4 nights ago. She said it best, “You need to get away from overwhelming apartment”.

I’ve really had to numb out external stimuli this last week. Concentrating is proving unreliable. Meer mutters of scrolling by hand or keyboard as of late mainly on paper. There are people here I couldn’t care less to see. There are people whom I’d love to stow away to travel with me.

And on a political note please vote anything other than for the conservative party at any upcoming Canadian elections.

Finding order in chaos is easing frustration.

Saying “NO” and staying relatively private about “why?” when asked.

The reasons are many.

Went to first appointment for ADD. I feel weird and somber.

I fly out late this month.

I’m outside most days in the garden weeding, pruning and doing.