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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.

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