Moving process was quite an adventure for Rocky View Publishing reporter
As of Labour Day weekend, I am no longer living at no fixed address, which is a sentence that I am sure my parents are proud to read.
After a few weeks of waiting, I was finally able to move into my new apartment here in Airdrie and I am quite pleased to not be living out of a suitcase like I have been for the last month or so.
So far, the new place has been fantastic, but the lead up to the actual move was an adventure all on its own.
Since the apartment complex, which is located in King’s Heights, was still under construction when I rolled into town on Aug. 8, I had to figure out some place to rest before I could move in.
I mean, I suppose I could have lounged in my car for a couple of weeks, but there would have been two problems with that.
The first issue would have to do with being comfortable, as my somewhat tall body would probably be folded up like an accordion in my 2000 Mazda Protégé.
Plus, since I had some of my stuff from my old place in Fort Frances, Ont., stored in the back seat, I am convinced the RCMP would probably question me during my third night at the Walmart parking lot about where I got my camera and laptop.
Thankfully, it turned out that there was a room at one of the local hotels that I could stay in, but there was a catch.
The hotel was booked up for my first weekend in Airdrie, so I had to figure a place to stay in after my first two nights in town.
Once again, I felt like I was a bit of a tight spot, but I was lucky enough to stay at my publisher’s house for a couple of nights until the hotel had free space again.
Though staying in a house for a couple of nights was great, I have to say there are a few benefits of staying at a lodging facility for a long period of time.
For one thing, you have clean bedding every day of the week, which works out nicely for someone who at times can be a bit lazy when it comes to doing laundry.
Plus, there was free breakfast every morning in the hotel lobby, which was awesome.
I mean, if you are going to complain about getting free food, I don’t know what to tell you.
Despite those benefits, I was anxious to finally get into a bigger space to move around in and to have all of my stuff unpacked once again.
So, when I found out that I was moving into my new apartment on Aug. 30, I was buzzing with excitement.
Well, I was also pretty pumped up because the start of the new college football season in the United States was that same weekend, but that is another story.
The moving-in process was actually pretty easy, except for the part where I was lugging around heavy furniture with my roommate (and Rocky View Publishing reporter) Matt Durnan.
Since we are on the second floor, we had to use the stairs for bringing up our beds and the couches for the apartment, as the elevator was only in use for those living on the third and fourth floors.
The maneuvering of some of the heavier and longer objects, such as the couch, made things a bit tricky, but we were able to get things moved without a hitch.
Though I will admit, seeing the stairway to the second floor a day later was a bit of an eye-opener, as the walls had enough nicks and scrapes to make one think that it had been used as a punching bag. So now that I am officially moved into a place in Airdrie, I feel like that I am finally able to relax a bit as I pretty much have everything at arm’s length once again.
Plus, I have a PVR for the first time in my life, which is a rather exciting event for yours truly.