Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Sometimes my life just goes from adventure to calamity, adventure to calamity.

On the weekend after I wrote my last post Hailey arrived from Whistler to help me organize a major sale we've been planning for quite a long time - to move out of the 10' x 10' storage room we've kept in Victoria since we moved from there (read: MAJOR STASH REDUCTION).

We took the ferry into Victoria on Monday and spent Monday and Tuesday completely gutting the room and getting stuff out onto tables (at our son Jason's club, where the storage room is), organized and priced. Got to spend both evenings on beach picnics with the boys and Mischa ... and was too tired to take any pictures!

On Tuesday evening we went to a coffee shop so I could fire up my laptop to check my email, do some Welcome Wagon admin stuff, and invite you all to the sale. Well. To make a long story shorter, my computer was broken. Badly broken. So broken that I had to spend well-earned stash sale proceeds on a new one.

The rest of the week since then has been a bit of a blur ... the sale ran Thursday, Friday and Saturday (many thanks to those of you whom I'd emailed before I lost your email addresses!), and then it took Sunday to sort all the leftovers again before we came back here to Salt Spring. Hailey and I will be going in again tomorrow to make sense of what has to come back here to the Island -- we'll still have to rent a small storage space here. Here's a pic of one small shelf of the stuff I had for sale:
And here's a pic of her purchases a happy customer posted on her Facebook page:
I've spent the last two days attempting to get the new computer set up -- they were able to salvage my hard drive, but not all the info was retrievable. Including all my email address lists!

So... I'm exhausted. And I got a cold somewhere along the way. And I have a new computer that I should be happy about. And I haven't got a whole lot of info and data that I had last week. At the very least, I'd love it, if you've been in my email address book, if you would email me at skipper at mvwindwalker dot com so I have your email address again -- thanks!

And I still need to find storage.  :}


Louisa said...

Oh, poor you! How awful to have your computer break down. (Now I know why I was inspired to spend so much time on Sunday backing everything up.) Glad you could get some of your hard drive back though. You definitely need some better luck going for you, my friend! Wishing my best wishes...

Esther V. said...

It was nice spending time with you and Hailey...I am amazed at your energy level!!
Can't make it over tomorrow with the rest of the gang..Charlotte's band concert in Duncan till noon.
Then the strata meeting in the evening...
Nice evening of knitting tonight..
Have fun tomorrow.