Saying good bye to the condo

Barring any last minute developments, my condo will be officially someone else’s at 6 pm today. Alan and Bettina helped me with late night minivan loading last night, with us racing to beat the end of the ColdPlay concert at SkyDome to avoid the traffic jams of all those fans leaving the concert. I drove my queen-sized bed to Bettina’s as a queen-sized box spring doesn’t fit up the stairs of my house at the farm, so I’m sticking with a double from now on! We tied the box spring to the top of the van…something I’ve always been reluctant to do, but we secured it really well and I drove it to my sister’s without incident. I also sent her my box planters that have been on my condo balcony for about 6 years. Unfortunately, the globe cedars that have survived my sporadic watering for those years didn’t make it through my absence of the past few months. Surprisingly, one of the Arctic strawberry plants did, so perhaps I can bring that out to the farm.

After unloading at Bettina’s, Alan helped me load my couch and tv into the van. Hopefully that’s the last of after midnight furniture moving for me this year! So last night was my last night sleeping in my condo, on the floor in my room, just like my very first night there when I took possession in February 2003. And of course, since I’m in the city and trying to do too many things in too little time, I didn’t end up going to sleep until 4:30 am. Now I just need to pack up all the odds and ends I still have left at the condo. And I’m planning for one last swim in the pool before I head back to the farm on Sunday.

So here’s a virtual toast to the last of super late nights at my condo, bathed in the exterior lights of the SkyDome. It’s never dark in the condo 😉

This is the story of my journey into sustainable agriculture. From the streets of downtown Toronto, to the farm land of southern Ontario, I hope to discover the techniques and practices that work for me in both mind and heart.

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