Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Shopped Out

I think I may be all shopped out. Today I spent mainly in bed, except for my walk and wubba throwing sessions for Ralph in the backyard I had an extremely lazy day. Yesterday we did another food shop at Costco and seriously I had troubles getting the garage door down after I unloaded the car. We also went to Ikea and got a few pretty lamps and some kitchen crap and the essential shower curtain that we were told to bring. We also had a visit to WalMart where we found our humidifier and some other kitchen thingys. Then it was the Sears outlet store which is like walking into Sears in the mid 1980's but not the cool 1980's. Then we went back to East Hastings to my favourite store the Gourmet Warehouse where we picked up all the spices and a damn huge bottle of olive oil. Later while in the ferry line up coming home I picked up that bottle of olive oil and thought wow this looks like a 60 pounder of rum, and at that very moment I think the guy in the car next to me had the same thought but I think he thought I was actually going to pop that baby open and drink it back, little did he know it's a bottle of extra virgin olive oil from Spain. Anyways we have most everything that we need to bring. I'm debating bringing my antique coffee maker since its all glass but I really don't want to buy anything else. We still need to pick up toilet paper, paper towel, the memory foam pad thing, binoculars(ask Dad) and more books on the stars.
We heard from the housing peoples today and apparently where they were going to move us isn't good now? So they are putting us up in Green Row Executive Suites, which I googled and it really is a green row of umm suites. After our stay at the green rows apparently we will be moving into a townhouse that has a view of the Bay which is nice since I know how much I'm going to miss my ocean view here and am already anticipating returning in spring when all of my bulbs will be breaking through the frozen soil....ahhh spring:)
So I want to know do they sell frozen turkeys up there? Anyone know? I'm thinking I'll buy one in Yellowknife and just carry it on the plane with me if nobody thinks there's turkey up there. That would just be so typical of me to be carrying around a frozen turkey...I have a funny story which involves me buckling a turkey into the front seat of my camaro but I'll save that story for another time. Oh and what about liqour? Should I bring my own Rum up or?
On a good note I applied for a job today up there and got a call back four hours after I applied. Yay me!!!I just don't want to get bored. I know I have 160 wedding napkins to sew and embroider and a bunch of new wii exercise stuff and some workout DVD's from London Drugs. I also want to contribute to our household and have money to buy food up there and carvings plus I want to go to Bora Bora for our Honeymoon. Anyways I think I'll go to bed and get an early night in. Night night all.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Back to Costco

On saturday we went back into Vancouver and hit costco again, this time buying food. We also bought 2 hockey bags to load it all into and they're so awesome, they even have wheels on em! Mr K or actually Special K was told he can bring 6 bags with a maximum weight of 70 pounds so yeah we are heading back to Van to get more stuff and hockey bags. We also hit my favourite sewing store Dress Sew Supply and got some black vinyl to make some blackout curtain blind things and the fabric for our wedding napkins. I'm pretty sure I will be kept busy while Special K is at work.
Today we are heading back to Costco. See I drive a vw golf and theres quite a bit of space in there but when you put 40 pounds of pancake mix, 20 pounds of rice, 3 large boxes of cereal, a dozen cans of tuna, 6 flats of green giant canned veggies, 4 boxes of dehydrated mashed potatoes, 1 massive tub of beef stock, a crazy amount of chicken noodle soup, 100 pound german shepherd....you get the picture. So theres a point where we can't buy anymore because theres no room in the car and we have to travel by BC Ferries which ain't cheap but Special K says it cheaper than renting a truck.... So today we go in again! Yay! I'm actually totally excited because we're going to Ikea! Today we plan on getting some more food and some kitchen gadjets like a garlic press, and you know wooden spoons and some other handy kitchen tools since I want to keep what we have in our kitchen here so that when I come back in a few months I won't be searching for like a knife when I go to dice something.
We also hit our storage locker in Vancouver which has quite a bit of kitchenware that my grandmothers both had so I've swapped out some stuff from my kitchen and yeah we are good to go. We are taking most of our modern stuff up and leaving the 1950's kitchen here on the Coast. I figure when we eventually do comeback I'd like to not bring back so much stuff. So most everything that we're bringing we can leave, donate and not have to bring it back here. Did I mention our garage looks like we have a serious hoarding issue and I'm kinda wondering if I do considering all the crap that we, well I have in the storage locker.
So Special K and Ralph the dog head up on Oct 12 and I'm staying here till the end of October since my mom who lives in Japan is coming home for a visit for the last 3 weeks of October and then I will come up. I have to admit my fear of moving up has somewhat subsided with the thought of having a ton of stuff to do but I'm totally worried about Ralph the dog flying up there and the 3 different planes. Anyways thats all I can write since I need to get my butt in the shower. Cheers!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Preparing for the big move

Well here we go. Our first blog and our first trip up to the Great White North. Wow. We currently live in Halfmoon Bay in Beautiful British Columbia and I will be sad to leave but am looking forward to our new adventure in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. I have been religiously reading blogs of others that have gone North and am so happy to have their knowledge on what to bring, what to pack and what to smuggle (food).
My other half won't really be participating due to his workplace confidentiality agreement, but I'm sure he'll be over my shoulder at times with his input.
So we are both in our early thirties and we have Ralph the dog, we did also have Tippy the cat but after having her for 16 years, she decided it was time for her to move on and go to kitty heaven. So its kinda strange I think mainly for me because she has just recently gone (last week), so for me not to mention that we had a cat would be weird....I know strange...Anyways we have Ralph the German Shepherd who at this moment is too tired to move after chasing the sprinkler (a new fetish for Ralph) and has barked at the landscapers nextdoor enough for one day. Mr K, my other half was raised inToronto Ontario and I in Vancouver BC We both love the outdoors and new adventures so a move up North is quite fitting of us. We will be married back here in Halfmoon Bay in late April 2010 and I'm crazy excited about it. Before Mr K got the job all of my time was dedicated to making save the dates to embossing glass votives. Now my time is spent more so planning and making lists of everything we may need for the move and afterwards. Once we have moved I plan on sewing all of the tablecloths and making a few decorations and then shipping them back to our Halfmoon Bay address. I'm into photography, took some film school back in the day and am all about the leisure and enjoying life as much as you possibly can. I have to say my biggest hobbie is cooking, which reminds me to call Gourmet Warehouse to see what their shipping rates are to Nunavut.

I'm so excited but also kinda scared. We went and did the big costco shop and now have 3 years worth of floss, toothpaste, deoderant, body wash, nyquil, neocitren, advil, tampons, LAUNDRY DETERGENT....I say this in big block letters since I thought the back tires of my VW Golf were going to give out considering the detergent took up 70% of the back of my car, bounce sheets...when you have a 3 years supply in your car its great to get the dog smell out of it but I grew quite ill, maybe even possibly high from the intense mountain fresh scent that took over the car. People were also looking at us as if we were crazy, with 3 carts loaded, one just for the Tide. But hey it was fun as Costco always is.
This weekend we are heading back to Costco to get toilet paper and some paper towels and whatever else I can think of...oh tin foil for sure and if anyone can recommend stuff to bring pack or smuggle please let me know.
Other things we will be bringing is a memory foam pad. I've noticed quite a few bloggers have said they are glad they brought one and I'm pretty big on the whole sleep thing done in clean places so hey memory foam it is. Anyways if you have any tips or advice please give it.
Have a wonderful day.