I arrived with two suitcases and two carry-ons four years ago. Now, I have a fully furnished two bedroom apartment with mature potted greenery growing outside on the deck.
I need to purchase a large cat pet carrier for Missy as she will be traveling in the airplane’s baggage compartment. The last time she flew in the baggage compartment via Air Canada they lost her and proceeded to drive her all around the city in the back of an Air Canada delivery truck while Eric and I waited in the cargo pick-up terminal while they tracked down Missy for the next four hours.
She had flown by herself from Saint John to Vancouver six months after I had arrived four years ago. The driver of the Delivery truck said he didn’t know the cat was in there until he heard her meowing (screaming) from the trailer’s deep dark recesses. I will be on the same plane as her this trip.
Last night Mom and I noticed online that Air Canada no longer ships pets without their owner’s accompanying them on the same plane. They must have been losing lots of cats.
Driving across Canada, although exciting is not cost efficient. I can fly for $255 as opposed to paying $1500 for gas to drive across this land in a rented vehicle.
Sunday, I’ll be holding a Deck/Apartment sale. Across the street in Pandora Park tomorrow between 1:00PM and 4:00PM there is a party going on. Prime time to harass could-be buyers. I’ll just tape signs up and around where they’ll be partying, visually accosting them gently, of course.
Today, I’ve been packing items to ship to New Brunswick next week. I’m creating posters of household items for sale and posting it to Craigslist and also on local community walls and telephone poles. The building manager wants everything cleared off the deck. That is the one thing causing concern as I own trees in big wooden barrels. There is no elevator in this building and I live on the top, four flights up. The Japanese Maple is 10 maybe 11 or 12 feet high.
I’m seeding and planting the remaining larger containers and ceramic pots to empty out the smaller starter pots which will be bundled together for sale tomorrow. There will be lettuce, celery, dill, domesticated rose bushes, thyme, oregano, sage, spinach, swiss chard, leeks, red onions, flowering bulbs, wild rose bush, numerous species of lilies, peppermint, pansies, rosemary, strawberries, apple tree, concord grape vine, cedar trees and more.
I’ll be flying out near the end of this month to Saint John. I have two weeks to get it packed, shipped or sold.
Wish me luck and if you’re in the East Vancouver Area tomorrow, pop over to the Pandora Park party and then come buy some plants.
PS – all these outdoor plants would make wonderful Mother’s Day Gifts.
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