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April 2017

I am deeply confused. The shipping container is gone, but their punting-dog barks on and the All-Knowing Trash-Heap is undiminished. Was all of that just putting things in storage, but not enough things that they must still use their balcony as overflow storage?
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Vincent "Mr. Peanut" Trasov being a rock star in my top hat at his book launch. #tophat #mrpeanut
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The suitcase has not moved. Today there is a great deal of patio furniture I have never seen on on either balcony. I wonder how this was used inside their apartments?
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Tharsis is wondering when I will stop farting around and feed him. #cat
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Han shot first. (Memorial Road side of Buchanan B, #ubc ) #starwars
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Left between the wheels for two days now. The same suitcase was in the past two photos, too. Are they using it to transport loads of unpacked clothes for padding between all the badly packed and irregular containers? But why leave it outside overnight, twice? Are they intentionally catching insects and spiders and creating a moist environment to ensure their survival in the shipping container?
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My weekend accomplishment in adapting to geriatric cats. Tharsis has, because of arthritis, become adverse to pushing through the cat door to the balcony, so I have had to switch to an indoor litter box, which I don't want to smell (which is why the litter box has been on the balcony for the last 15 years.) Solution: a CPU cooling fan, a 12v adaptor, and a dryer hose so air is continually drawn into the enclosed litter box and vented out a window. #cat #oldcat
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As predicted: mattress in the gutter in the rain, cardboard boxes dissolving in the rain, and while I was out, furniture added to the pile (because having a ramp to get stuff into the container straight away instead of six shouty, arguing helpers--who have all left--would be madness.)
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Cunningly packed and waiting for the rain to start.
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You Get Used to Things

You get used to things. At work, four times a year, the logistics of changing out the show happen remarkably smoothly. Pretty much impossible to move things are shipped in and out and the whole space is transformed. Often walls are built and torn down, thousands of square feet of wall are repainted. Later today I'll be going down to a nightclub that will be transformed in a window of two hours.


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