Have you ever tried to buy a parka in July? It may come as a surprise to you, but apparently most stores don't sell such items at this time of year. I have come to learn that July is not the best season to prepare yourself for -50C weather!
These are some of the things I have bought this month:
More base layers
Thank god for online shopping! My orders are slowly arriving and I am confident that I have enough clothing to keep me toasty warm! Which, consequently means that Crystal's prediction of me freezing to death within 2 hours will not become a reality.
Have I mentioned the Rubbermaid bins? So many Rubbermaid bins. It seems that this is the best way to ship a years worth of everything to the middle of nowhere.
I am currently buying everything I use in life in bulk. I am stocking up for a year of no access to shopping (apart from an extremely expensive little Co-op. $10 for a loaf of wonder bread! No thank you!). Life is a constant shopping spree, which is a bizarre feeling after a few years of being a poor student and feeling like I can't spend at all. It is rather freeing actually.
Planning for various sicknesses. Cold medication, tummy medication, flu medication, vitamins... everything I can think of.
Now, lets talk about FOOOD. How much food can two girls eat? 3 shopping carts at Costco should be a good start. Lots of soup and chili is in my future.
Life is funny these days, but I wouldn't want it any other way! I am looking ahead at this coming year with fear, anxiety, anticipation, excitement, enthusiasm, and a sense of adventure!