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moving bryan

Jeff and I went over to Bryan Fullerton's place yesterday to help him move. We've been through a lot of moves (our own moves, plus helping friends), and I've noticed that there are several different approaches to this type of event. On one end of the spectrum is the type who starts packing months before the actual move, labelling each box with a description of the contents, cross-indexing lists, buys special wrapping for kitchenware, files a change of address form with the Post Office in advance, with the correct date of the move.

At the other end of the spectrum is the person who postpones packing until the day of the move and ends up in a panic, stuffing everything into garbage bags and making a zillion trips in a car because they left the renting of the van too late.

From what I could tell, Bryan was closer to the second, except he did rent a van and was remarkably calm throughout. Hm. Now that I think of it, I don't think I've *ever* seen Bryan stressed out.

Anyway, one of the great things about helping friends move is that it gives you an excuse to snoop through stuff you never get to snoop through in regular circumstances. We all admired Bryan's taste in fluorescent swimming gear (sadly, I did not get any photos), marvelled at how much computer hardware he had squirrelled away all over his apartment (I think there were eight computers and associated peripherals).

Many congrats to Bryan on his new pad! I look forward to snooping through his freezer for icecream in the future.

Five more days until FilKONtario!

Today's Blatherpics:
All from the move today. People helping out included me and Jeff, Bryan's mom, Erin, Jennifer, Patrick, Chris, Heath and Dan.

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