Packing for Home- the nuts n’ bolts of island life

 

So moving my belongings of 3 months of living at the vinyl cabin back to my home island involves some logistics, which I would like to share! This process applies to anything of a certain quantity that one happens to be bringing over. For bigger items or larger quantities we have a small skiff company and a barge service available to us.

BTW – I am NOT whining!

First I pack up the car and drive to the marina parkade

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Carry stuff from car down to my boat- this day it took 2 arm loads down

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Drive car to my own parkade across the street. Why not keep the car at the marina parkade?  Difference of $50.

Walk from parkade to boat

Travel across the water to a drop off point

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Unload

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Take boat to my dock

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Taking my valuables, walk to house to pick up van (up to about 5 years ago out of 25 we used a wheelbarrow)

Drive van to pick up spot.

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load stuff (two trips up/down ramp again)

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drive to house

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unload ( two trips)

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And rejoice over all the money I save on Gym memberships!

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Recovering Creative

I live on a tiny island on the Canadian west coast with about 300 of my neighbours. I am a Red Seal chef and certified baker (retired), an artist, an amateur photographer. I write, (unpublished so hesitate to call myself A Writer) sing, and can bang out some reasonable sounding chords on a guitar. And I grow a veggie garden. Older, wiser, and armed with insights and experience, I am on a conscience pursuit of reclaiming my creative life. I see it as a career change. Next level.

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