Dispatch From Edinburgh-The Medicine Show’s A-travelin’

Well Hatbox Louie and I have pulled the plug. We gave notice on our apartment, and the same day, a couple came to see it, and they are taking it. The only catch is they need to move in a week from now. So we are all ascramble. There is a tremendous overlay of bureaucracy here that is hard to disentangle from. Well, 25 bucks will get us a flight to Brussels from Glasgow. That’s a start.

The problem is, now we are back at sea. No home, no clear plan. Just footloose and f…lashdance?
But maybe a brief saunter through Amsterdam will clear the head–the way that only Dutch beer and Utrecht Gold Leaf can. I know it seems great to just hop over to Europe for a while, but it requires a real mental discipline to enjoy oneself with so much uncertainty in the offing.

One great thing about leaving a place is that any feelings of melancholy or nostalgia that begin to form are immediately replaced by annoyance at trying to cancel utilities, sell books to snipped little imperious second-hand booksellers, dodge the property taxes that renters have to pay! (I don’t see that happening.) But the upswing is that we can’t wait to get the hell out of here.

So a few more posts from here, and then hopefully some fun posts from the continent. Well, Hatbox Louie wants to vacuum pack my skivvies, and I don’t want to miss that–the little giraffes get all mooshed up together under the plastic. Priceless. Ciao, Dr. Nostrum

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Published in: on December 12, 2006 at 3:56 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. Wherever you may go, I’m sure it will be interesting. Keep us posted. Bon voyage!

  2. An adventure, it sounds like. Enjoy it!

    Regards to HL.

    Best,
    firefly

  3. Thanks firefly and Iced Mocha,

    It looks like 6 days in Prague, 6 days in Amsterdam, and then the highlight: New Years with our friends outside Cleveland. Who needs Europe when you’ve got Cleveland? Ciao


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