Elswhere's recent posts about moving to Vancouver have chronicled, in her typically smart and witty way, the search for a new apartment, the challenges of sorting and packing, and questions about things like moving trucks and boxes. Commenters have had lots of suggestions, and the other night, my subconscious pitched it, too.
I dreamed that Politica, Curious Girl, and I were walking down a city street. We came across a garage sale. "It's Elswhere's house! She's having a garage sale because they are moving to Vancouver." Elswhere came out to talk to us, and Curious Girl was fascinated by Mermaid Girl's toys. Elswhere told us all about Vancouver, while CG kept holding up items and saying "I want it! Can we get this one?" Politica said, "We're moving, too. We can't buy anything." I held firm with Curious Girl, but I couldn't help looking through Elswhere's collection of sheet music. "I can use this one when I'm teaching," I said. "I just have to buy this song about how wonderful it is to study the Liberal Arts."
So, Elswhere, I hope that helps: sorry we couldn't buy any toys, but I trust that one less piece of virtual sheet music will make the move go more smoothly. And I can't wait to get my seniors singing in our senior seminar this spring.