Jay’s at work (properly this time) today… his first real day. Yay!
Our friend Trasie dropped by last night for coffee… we sat around and chatted for a while, then walked over to look at the destroyed buildings from the fire. It looked pretty bad… the apartments above the stores that were burnt were a mess, you could see the sky through the front windows of the places. It took out about four stores and the apartments upstairs from them. I live in an apartment above a store… It’s just too close to home. Having a fire would be so bad.
Sometimes I think about the things that I would feel the worst about losing… most of them are things I’ve created, things that can’t be replaced… like the painting my sister did for me, or my collection of writing and journals and so on… although my paper journals are all in Vancouver at my mom’s house (I gave them to her to read…) I still have a lot of poems and stuff in my filing cabinet… and all of my old public school and high school report cards, and endless photos… all those things that can’t be replaced. It makes me sad just to think about it. There are already so many irreplaceable things I’ve lost by walking out on a bad relationship with only what I could carry… I still miss a lot of those things. I’ve been replacing some of the replaceable stuff for the past few years.