Last Week In The City
So I have officially moved back in with my parents. I lived on my own for 9 months, and I did enjoy it, even though there were screaming kids upstairs. I managed to get all my belongings into the van in 1 trip making the move pretty quick. I had a few last minute checks to do before I handed back the key so I took mom over to help me give it the once over. It was sad to see the place go, but onward and upward we must go.
Late last week a couple had come to see the apartment, and it was the first time my landlord had seen the place since early in the lease when I was getting some faucets replaced. Later that evening as I was asking him if the couple was interested he said they would get back to him, and thanked me for keeping the place clean and nice, in that he has nothing to do to make the place presentable again. As I handed him the key, he thanked me, and wished me luck, and said I was leaving “unceremoniously”, that he had wished he could have had a send off for me and also offered to rent me the place again if it remains unrented upon my return. His wife said goodbye as well as the little kids, and said they would miss me. I have to admit, they were really nice people, and had it not been for the kids I may have considered going back there, the apartment was nice and cozy.
Now its packing time again. I went through all my drawers at work to make sure I will have everything I need in Vancouver. Making sure I know where everything is at home that I will be taking. The last thing I want is to forget something. It feels like I have a lot of time, and yet not a lot of time. I practically emptied my closet, folded everything up and just filled my suitcases. I still have more to pack, but I’ll do that last minute This weekend is focused on making sure all loose ends are tied up, and spending time with the kids.
My parents took us all out for dinner tonight and it was fun. Deen wanted Red Lobster, but everyone else wanted Pizza Hut, and Deen started crying. After some good negotiating (a movie rental and candies afterwards) we all agreed on pizza. Then of course we came home and put on a movie, arranged our “dessert” and got comfy to watch the movie. Naturally they fell asleep, but they can always watch it again the next day I will miss the little guys and their antics, but at least we can skype
I’ve also taken the opportunity to have lunch/dinner with friends and co-workers. All in all I’ve wrapped what I could, and look forward to working out in the west for a few months. Lets hope I can keep this blog updated over the next five months.