Friday, July 25, 2008

I Miss Logan!

Six months ago I decided I had enough of living and working in my basement and that I was going to do something about it. I accepted a 6-month contract downtown. I started getting out more and meeting new people. I did all the festivals this summer in Ottawa and for the first time in a long time I was happy!

In the last two weeks, I left my wife and my home and moved into my son's apartment in the Market. He rents it with 3 other guys all in their early 20s, but only one of them (DG) is living there now. The others, including my son are moving in this September. I assured DG that I wouldn't cramp his style and he would hardly know I was there and this was a temporary thing and besides he had lived with us last year for a month when he couldn't find an apartment right away. He was good with it.

The first thing I did was buy the guys some things for their place:

  1. a router - so I could get online and then eventually so could all the others.
  2. bathroom stuff - a toilet seat, a shower rod and curtain, bathmat - because I've gotten used to some of the finer things in life like stepping out of the shower onto a fluffy mat and like sitting on a toilet seat.
  3. general cleaning supplies for the kitchen and the bathroom.

I know, you're thinking I assured DG that he would hardly know I was there and here I was acting like a parent. Well he was OK with my changes. I think even though young guys like to live amongst beer bottles and playing cards and poker chips that are strewn about, they still appreciate a good roll of toilet paper.

The biggest problem with my new adventure is that I had to leave Logan at home. I've been allowed to walk him a couple of times since I moved out but I miss having him follow me around constantly. This is only a temporary arrangement (September 1st, latest) and wherever I end up living after, Logan will be there with me.

At the "moment of breakup" when I scrambled around the house filling a suitcase with things I would need immediately to start my new life, I picked up a little Ty teddy bear named Logan that I had sitting next to my computer. Here's a picture of Logan-the-Bear and our living arrangements.


JuliaR said...

Oh my dog, we have a queen size inflatable camping mattress that pumps up with a battery operated pump! It has to be way more comfortable than a cot! Well, I am a princess and the pea type so maybe your cot works for you but if you want to borrow it, you are welcome. I even have some sheets to fit - sort of because the mattress isn't as thick as a regular one but anyway. Of course, maybe your peeve is sleeping on the ground in which case the air mattress won't work. But let us know if you want to borrow it.

skylark said...

I'm off on my next adventure tomorrow which means hotel beds for awhile. That cot is an army cot, and while it may not look cozy, it is in fact very comfortable. I had no problem falling asleep on it. The mission upon my return will be to set up more permanent lodgings.

Thanks JR!

JuliaR said...

Ho-kay! Have a great adventure but if you hear shooting, run away!

deb said...

I just found your blog today...loved the comments about the toilet paper etc. Also, love the pictures on here of Logan.

skylark said...

Thanks Deb. I'm not as conscientious (sp?) a blogger as some other people we know! I just reread this entry. A lot of things have happened since those days!