Spring is on the Way

Yes, Christmas is on the way too – but spring WILL be here sometime in the next couple of months.

In the meantime, I will be moving at the end of March and have been packing in advance. The first 2 weeks in March I will be bird and house sitting, so I won’t get packing done then. I should have some pictures and stories about my time with the Cockatiels to show you. 🙂

After that is just another week and a 1/2 before the move – so I’m packing most of my belongings now.

I am really going to miss the beautiful view out my window where I can watch the White-tailed Deer raise their young ones in the field each year. I will be on the 8th floor in my new apartment and will be looking down over buildings and streets – although I am not far from the Assiniboine River where I can walk. The reason I am moving is strictly financial. The price is going up to almost 1/2 my income and I simply can not afford it. The plus with my new place is indoor heated parking and that I will be much closer to the Assiniboine Park Zoo.

I’ve already been looking for things that were packed a bit too early, but am not going to start digging into the boxes to find anything – so I’ll just do without until I find them after the move.

The cupboards are getting empty and I am eating what I have on hand instead of buying any more food. I will have to do a big grocery shopping adventure once I’m moved.

In the meantime, I am still volunteering at the zoo for about 3 times a week. Here are a few photos from the last couple of weeks.

A couple of Polar Bears – just having fun. And the great news is that no cubs were found orphaned this year. All of the Polar Bears are rescues from the Churchill area and most of them came here after being found without a mother at about 1 year old when they would not have been able to look after themselves.

This is Emil. He is a Harbour Seal and lives at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. He is one of the few ones that are housed here that is not a rescue. Emil and his brother Anton came to us from a zoo in Germany, but the rest of the Harbour Seals were rescued in the Vancouver area and most have eye (or other) problems and would not survive if released back into the wild.

Time to pack another box.

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