August Panic



August is usually the pinnacle of the summer season, but also signals its near end in Edmonton. Unbelievably to me, I am now looking at the waning side of the summer, and it seems like it just got here. I have never looked forward to the summer more than when I moved to Edmonton. Somehow, it became so much more valuable to me. I have been rather sick the last week or so, but now that I am on the path to recovery, I have every intention of making the most out of the time remaining.

I am now sadly in the process of looking for a new roommate for the condo, after my current one gave me definitive notice that he is moving out at the end of August. I am not really given to making regular changes to my living arrangements, but sometimes I have no choice in the matter. I am hoping to find somebody soon, as I’d really like to be able to keep the place that I have now. It’s conveniently located, nicely appointed, and has the benefit of inertia: I really hate moving. I have made the best looking ad that I could, and now I am nervously waiting for phone calls. I sure don’t have a lot of time to wait…

I guess the one upside is that it forces to me evaluate my current possessions and do a bit of downsizing and rearranging. Whether I need to move or accommodate a new roommate, it’s appropriate. There’s more than a few things I could afford to donate to charity, recycle, or discard. It’s awfully easy in this society to accumulate an abundance of things, and I have never been great at letting go of items with sentimental attachments.