Place 72 – Day 29: Vancouver,BC – Moving Day!

Picking Up Some Things

We left the apartment with everything we have and loaded it into the Uhaul.

We drove to an apartment in the city and picked up some tables. Luckily, these were dismantled so were easy to fit in the van.

We then moved on to another city apartment in which we picked up a nice TV! The guy was very nice and let us test it before we purchased and we also spoke to him a little bit.

We had the fun job of trying not to smash or damage the TV… more on that later!

We continued on from here to collect two bar stools. Kim decided to put them to good use when we were in the elevator.

We drove from here to our new home, which wasn’t far.

TV Panic!

Whilst driving home, a panel of one of the tables slid onto the top of the TV screen, so we stopped to check it. It looked physically ok but obviously couldn’t check it there and then.

We continued to drive and then shortly after, another part of a table slammed into the TV.

We got to our new apartment and ran in to test the TV…It was fine! No issues at al, we don’t think.

Coffee & Apartment Check

We saw the previous tenant of the apartment who was cleaning it for a couple of hours. Due to this, we had to kill time, so we went for a coffee.

On the way back, we got the previous tenant a drink, too!

We had a check around with the landlord regarding the apartment with what needs fixing etc. Once we did this, we moved everything in!

Moved In!

We went down to the garage with the landlord who is kindly giving us a sofa that he no longer needs. We has to help him bring it upstairs, which wasn’t the easiest, but we did it.

After this, we went out to the truck and started unloading.We didn’t really have a plan, so just dumped stuff in our living room, but we got the mattress out of its wrapping and let it expand fully.

Taking The Van Back

We finished moving in and then drove the van back to Richmond. We dropped it off and then went to McDonald’s for some food as we hadn’t eaten since breakfast.

We left McDonald’s and got a bus and then a train to get back home.

Once we arrived home, which was around 17:30, we sorted out the sofa bed, followed by building our bed.

We finally got the bed done by around 21:00.

Canadian Tire

We went to Canadian Tire to get a few things we needed, such as a bed sheet, plungers & sone extension cords.

Chinese

We got a bit hungry, so we walked to a Chinese place and ordered some lemon chicken and szechuan beef. They even said they would delivery it to us, so we said yes and stopped by the liquor store on the way back to get some beer.

We finally got out bed made and got into bed. The bed is very company and just perfect for us!

We watched a quick YouTube video using data as we don’t have wifi as of yet – that is hopefully getting installed tomorrow!

More stuff to build and do tomorrow, but we are getting there.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

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Place 72 – Day 28: Vancouver,BC – Moving Truck

Curtis’ Day;

The train was very busy again this morning, but Curtis managed to get on it.

Curtis got to work around 08:45 and started with things he needed to get sorted.

Curtis was pretty busy up until lunch and then after lunch it was quite quiet.

Curtis had something plannes at 16:00, but at 15:00 there was an office meeting in which all departments shared what was happening with them as well as a few other things around the office. There were free drinks included, but as Curtis had some things to do he didn’t drink much.

At 16:00, the meeting ended and Curtis went back to his desk to complete the task. This task took pretty much an hour and that took Curtis perfectly to 17:00.

Curtis left the office and went to get the train. This time, it was a different train and, well, it was incredibly busy! There were actual queues to board the train!

Curtis got onto the train and was on there for a while.

Once he eventually got off the crowded train, he took the bus to IKEA.

Kim’s Day;

Kim started the day with more fun bank issues…Once she got that all sorted, she went to our new apartment to help the current lady move out.

Kim finished helping and had to go to Richmond to get the uhaul van. She also had to get a busy train and then a bus as it wasn’t far from IKEA.

Kim tried to get our van, but it had previously been damaged so she had to wait for another one. Luckily, this all happened whilst Curtis was travelling to IKEA.

Evening;

Once Kim got the van, she met Curtis at IKEA and we went in to buy stuff for our new home.

We got a bed, sheets, a mattress, table and chairs and a lot of other miscellaneous items. Successful!

We moved it all into our van, parked up and went to get meatballs.

Once we finished eating, we drove back to our current place and found a place to park nearby.

We got back home and had to pack and we also looked up some more 2nd hand furniture just in case we could find some deals.

We watched TV for the rest of the night and then went to bed.

We have to get up early-ish tomorrow to pickup some items and then move in!


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 72 – Day 18: Vancouver,BC – IKEA Scouting

IKEA

We left the house around 13:00 to go to IKEA.

As we are moving into our place in the next couple of weeks, we need to start scouting or buying furniture, as it will be unfurnished. The most important item is a bed.

We took 2 buses to get to IKEA, all-in-all it was about a 40 minute trip.

The most important thing to do first was to get coffee. Luckily there was a Starbucks right by IKEA, so we got a drink from there. Curtis got an iced cappucino with cloud foam, which was something different but it was great!

We went into IKEA which seemed a little smaller than the IKEA stores we usually go to.

We started with looking at anything that around the first area, though there was nothing specific we were looking for there.

We looked at some desks and chairs, a table and chairs, sofas (not that we need one), beds and mattresses.

We got photos of what we wanted and we are now certain, which is great!

We got a few ideas about smaller items too, such as kitchen utensils and bathmats.

Meatballs

The most important thing about IKEA is of course the meatballs, so we rewarded ourself with them after doing some shopping.

These IKEA meatballs were pretty good actually, and we even shared a DAIM cake.

Buses

We left IKEA after purchasing some delicious Swedish chocolate and jumped on a bus.

The first bus was super busy but the second was luckily empty.

We came home and looked up how we will get things back from IKEA when we buy them, deciding if we will get a UHAUL or get IKEA to deliver them.

Chillin’

We watched some TV and ate some snacks in the evening.

We also read the bylaws for our apartment which was 21 pages!

Kim has a further interview on Thursday this week which she found out today and Curtis has had a promising email which he is waiting to hear back about.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale