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Moving Day

Thursday … A Little Bit of Everything

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After yesterday’s miserable weather, today was magnificent. It was warm, with blue skies, a light breeze, a picture postcard day, that many agreed tonight, we’d like to see for the rest of the summer.

Today was moving day for many folks, who put it off for twenty four hours because of the shitty weather. I was roused out of bed this morning by Team Baby Mama and only had time to get dressed, (then rifled through my kitchen bagging everything that we don’t use or haven’t used in ages)… They picked me up and off we went to move Baby Mama into her forever home.

You wanna hear something STOOPID ??? yeah, of course you do…

They took up the carpets and put down hard wood floors in her apartment. Then they painted. They painted everything that stood still. They did not take any of the face plates off the walls for the electrical sockets nor the light switches. They just slapped paint all over them.

Now the apartment has three pronged plugs throughout the apartment. But none of the three pronged plugs are usable because they painted right over the plugs, the plugs are all plugged up with paint, making them unusable. Cheap, Cheap, Cheap …

Can you say STOOPID !!!

All thing considered, the apartment is furnished. We are missing some tables and a sofa for the living room, but both bedrooms have beds/cribs/draperies. A handful of women donated a boat load of housewares, kitchen gadgets, microwave and other assorted thingamabobs.

It was a very successful day.

I headed home for a break, then headed off for our Thursday fare.

Last month we heard an Old Timer, with a little time. Tonight, we heard his wife speak, and she has a little bit more time. They met when he was in rehab here in the city, as she was working with the women in the same house where he was, and they were introduced.

She adopted him. Then asked him out on a date, which came after several requests.

Over many cups of coffee and a few meetings later, they got married. Both are in their seventies today. Who says, sobriety does not pay off, when you stick around long enough?

Both had stories about Montreal in the 1940’s. I always like great stories.

One of our long standing members took his twenty seven year cake.

It was a good day and a great night.

More to come, stay tuned …

That post on the disease of MORE is still percolating …


July 1st. Canada Day in Canada and Moving Day in Quebec …

CanadaDay_436X245The weather was horrible all day long. It poured down rain for most of the day. Tonight, it is just wet and miserable. Some festivities did go on rain or shine, others have been postponed to tomorrow and for some, in days to come.

Here in Quebec, July 1st is moving day. Everything in Quebec is done in duplicate.

Because it is winter, six out of twelve months of the year, today is the annual tradition of moving day. This is that day we all dread, because the streets are strewn with garbage, and assorted furniture is tossed out for pick up by the city, or picked off by the public.

Thankfully, there were no moves out of my building today. Given the rain, the prospect of moving during a rain storm was a daunting thought. I don’t know why people have to move every year from one place to another, if only for bigger space.

The problem with moving is that surely you are going to pay more rent, here in Quebec, pets are, for the most part, not allowed. Sadly, the number of abandoned pets rise terribly this week because renters can’t bring them along, so they go out to the streets or the pound.

The management here. has, in the past, made issue of pets and the noise factor. Today, folks with pets are not targeted for removal. Which is a good thing.

If you don’t have to move, then don’t …

It was a good day. Because I spent time with a friend, talking over coffee.

You never know, the reason certain people show up in our lives in any period of time. We are all here for a reason, and the people who are in our lives right now, are there for a reason as well.

My friends are integral to my life. Just as my husband is.

Friends don’t walk away from friends, and partners don’t walk out of each other either.

Relationships are investments we make for ourselves and for the other. Because you never know when or if the divine is going to show up and teach us something about each other or ourselves.

A good day was had by all.

The post on “MORE” will follow later on tonight.