Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Packing and water issues
6 more sleeps!!!
My packing is well under way by now but my efforts have been severely hampered by the ongoing water shortage. Cape Dorset has, strike that, HAD three water trucks and are now down to one. We lost the first one due to fire and recently the second one broke down. As you can imagine, the local mechanics can't just run down to the local parts department to get what they need so it can take a while to get a vehicle back on the road. So for over a week now we have tried to be careful about what we use so our tank doesn't run dry. We were not successful and did run out yesterday but have since been given half a tank to make do. I really need to do laundry to keep my packing mojo going. I heard the other truck should have been fixed and back on the road today so we'll see if it comes by soon. We are expecting a new truck on sealift next week too.
In the meantime I'm trying to tie up loose ends before we go. I've made all our reservations for hotels and cars, booked our dentist and eye doctor appointments... etc, etc. I'm a little stressed about traveling with O. It's certainly not the first time we've travelled with him but last time he was still breastfeeding so how to feed him along the way was easy. Now I'm trying to decide what is easiest and and how much to bring. (Oh, he's eating again by the way, thanks for the advice on that everyone) Then there is what to do about keeping him occupied on the plane. He's very busy right now so sitting quietly isn't going to happen. Luckily, I have a friend called Gravol who will make things easier. Go ahead and judge me but I'm sure the other passengers will appreciate a sleeping child over one who is screeching because he wants to get on the floor. Screeching is his new thing, it's loud and high pitched. Not something you want to hear on a plane.
Anyway, that's all I have for you today. They all can't be gems! I will leave you with one thought. If you get married in paradise, where do you go for your honeymoon? Congrats to Joc and Lucas.