Saturday, June 28, 2014

Quickie Time!!

Good evening my faithful friends :)

Today I went back to my feminist roots, yes indeedy. I told myself that old truism (because yes, it's based on the truth!) -
"anything a man can do, a woman can do better!"

And so I proceeded to pack the back of the truck, bearing in mind that I had to contend with and make room for the 800 pound spare tire! And leave room for the cooler which will be packed tomorrow. And lift big heavy awkward boxes up into the truck.  That's why I'm drinking a delicious concoction made up by me of mango sorbet and vodka :)  It's for medicinal purposes of back's a bit sore (NOT!)

There's the first layer in place...see how I managed to squeeze smaller items in between the larger bins, uh huh, uh huh, I know what I'm doing...

I never thought I'd be able to fit in my dad's captain's chair, but I did!! And I put the cooler in though I haven't packed it yet, I just needed to see how much space it would take up. But it works, even all of my friend Jules art supplies and there's ROOM LEFT OVER - HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN??

Tomorrow I hit the dusty trail but not going TOO far - just to Barrie, maybe a 2.5 hour drive......for a JAM SESSION - woo hoo!! Friends that play at the pub in August are making a wee detour tomorrow to do a house party - so I get to see Jay and Tammy early this year - now that's the way to get summer or RETIREMENT off to a fabulous start!! Then I'll turn EAST -----------------
next stop New Brunswick!!  to see good (no, GREAT) friends!! sorbet + vodka = YUMMY!


  1. Have a great summer in New Brunswick and beyond!

  2. Witchisland.blogspot.caJune 29, 2014 at 8:06 AM

    Happy Retirement!!
    Great packing job. Doogie really holds a lot.
    Take care driving and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The Lupines and Phlox are just beautiful right now.The black flies are terrible.
    Will you be celebrating Canada Day in New Brunswick?
    Big parties planned here this year, you can't move around down town Charlottetown.
    Again drive carefully and don't be speeding, you and Doogie don't want to have to pay a fine to get here.

  3. Wave as you head past Kawartha Lakes!
    Eagerly awaiting your next report (no teacher reference intended!).
    Jane x

  4. Look at you go! Indeed, anything a man can do, we can do better. That's how I felt packing all by myself. Enjoy your trip! And the drink. Should add some pineapple juice next time. I'm not an alcohol drinker, but mango and pineapple go great together!

  5. Great pack job.My husband is a mover and wants to know if you need a job!
    Have fun!

  6. livingrichonthecheapJune 29, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    Have a safe trip - hopefully you have lots of good music to listen to for that long drive

  7. Never once doubted you could do it better :) Have a safe trip and I look forward to many tales of adventures to come!

  8. So wish I was there with you!

  9. Nice job on packing :) Enjoy your trip!

  10. A very Happy Retirement to you, dear Jane! I am a long-time blog reader of yours and so enjoy your writing. My life situation is not the easiest one, but you give me so much hope in the way you conduct yourself and live your life. Thank you for your wonderful example of grace, strength, courage, and how to take the high road in life. Have a wonderful summer! I wish you all the best.

  11. Woohoo - girl power!! And the adventure begins...

  12. Congrats!!! Have a great time!

  13. Congrats on your retirement! It's here! It's here! Finally, right? Can't wait to hear all about your adventures!
    Drive safely, dear Jane!


  14. wow Jane the day has finally come!! :) congrats on your retirement, it's been wonderful following along and I'm looking forward to seeing what comes next.

  15. Fantastic job packing up that truck Jane. Congratulations and enjoy!

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