My custom boots are estimated to be done in three months so that means they should be available some time in December. Shipping cross border would likely cost me extra money on custom, tax, shipping, and quite possibly handling fee. So I thought it may not be such a bad idea to ship them to my friend ML in California. Since a few of my friends will be visiting ML around that time of the year, I can probably ask them to take the boots back to Toronto.
Wait a minute, what if I go to visit ML myself? It would be a great opportunity to visit my favourite puppy Momo and ML's baby. Besides, I have enough mileage points to get myself a free flight. Most importantly, the weather will still be nice enough to skate outdoors over there in December! ML told me that it's a quiet neighbourhood with little traffic and a speed limit of 30km/h. Doesn't it sound like a perfect solution to cure mid-winter blues?