The movers gave us a tip: No liquids in the moving van (if anything breaks or leaks it can ruin stuff). But especially, no alcohol. I had heard about limits as to how much alcohol you can take into Canada from the US. Apparently even a little on a moving van sends off red alarm bells amongst the customs officers. So, what do you do when you have about 6 weeks before you are going to move, and you have 2 well-stocked cabinets of everything from vodka, gin, scotch (including about 3 bottles of good single malt), rum, tequila, vintage port, and about 2 dozen bottles of wine ranging from cheap stuff (or as they call it in Britain, plonk) to some very nice bordeaux?
You can’t very well drink it all!
That was my liver talking. Fortunately I have cousins who can store it for me, as well as get it down to Baltimore to my parents, who can then take the stuff, maybe a half a dozen or so bottles at a time, to my brother in Seattle. From there, we can get it across the border in small batches. At this rate we’ll have the contents of our liquor cabinet back in… 5 years! At any rate, we met my cousins in Newton, where they happened to be while one of them was in town for a business meeting. Moved boxes from car trunk to car trunk in pouring rain. Bye bye Grey Goose, Maker’s Mark and Blue Sapphire.
Horrific weather today. High winds, rain, and cold (about 9 C, 48 F). I need a drink. Doh!