Moving again


in Canada, Daily updates

Tomorrow, I am moving for the second major time in two weeks – to the staging location in Ottawa from which I will try to find an apartment. Within a few days, I should have a cell phone and some sense of how to navigate the city.

Choosing what to bring with me is tricky. At the minimum, I will be spending one year in Ottawa in a furnished apartment or a room in a shared house. At the maximum, it is conceivable that I will be there for many years and eventually living somewhere I furnish myself. It seems most sensible to begin on the assumption that the former possibility is the likely one, scaling up as necessary on the basis of trips back to Vancouver and helpful people who are coming to Ottawa and willing to act as couriers.

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R.K. July 11, 2007 at 5:55 pm

Good luck getting settled and back into the habit of writing things with substance again.

Anon July 12, 2007 at 12:12 am

Are you still doing your moves by the ‘abandon ship‘ method?

Milan July 12, 2007 at 12:17 am

In some ways, this departure is more chaotic.

Leaving Oxford, I was essentially bringing or discarding everything in sight. Here, everything is intermixed into a mass of things that might be brought now, might be stored, might be brought later, or might be lost in the broader set of things belonging to my family.

Hopefully, I will not wake up on Friday morning to discover that something essential has been left on the west coast.

Alex July 12, 2007 at 9:30 am


Have a good start in Calgary. Hope all goes well. I am still enjoying my vacation. At the moment I’m in Vienna but will be back in OX for graduation on 28 July. Best, Alex

Anon July 18, 2007 at 9:15 pm

Henry J. Tillman

“The saying “Getting there is half the fun” became obsolete with the advent of commercial airlines.”

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