Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 271: Vancouver, BC – We Moved!

We were up at a fairly good time to get the apartment ready for moving as best we could.

We walked up to Home Depot to get a few things we needed and then went to pickup our U-Haul.

We got to the U-Haul place but our self pickup wasn’t working so we had to call support for them to assist.

We eventually got our van and drove back to our apartment to pickup the sofa.

We had to sell the sofa as it was too big, so we took it to the buyer!

We then went from there out to Burnaby where we picked up a new, smaller, vintage sofa which is super comfy!

We then drove back to the apartment and loaded as much as could into the van.

We drove to our new apartment and parked in the loading bay and got unloading!

It took us quite a bit of time, but that was the bulk of the items in.

Unfortunately, our bed cannot be dismantled enough and we don’t think it will fit into any transport easily or fit in the elevator! We therefore left the bed at the old place (which we still technically occupy for the next couple of weeks) and we will be sleeping on mattress until we can get a new bed frame.

We had to go back and get another load of items and load those into the new apartment.

We then took the U-Haul back and went and got the car to do a couple of smaller rounds of deliveries.

In total, it took us around 8/9 hours to get it all in!

We then started unpacking and Curtis plugged in the WiFi router, but it didn’t seem to work! After doing some testing for a while, it definitely didn’t work so he contacted the company and they will come and fix tomorrow between 13:00-15:00, so no work for Curtis until it is fixed tomorrow.

We got a lot of stuff unpacked but then got very hungry, at 22:00, so walked to our favourite pizza place (it’s about a 5 minute walk now, so very dangerous!) And got some pizza and had that with some wine.

We got the bed (mattress) made and finished our wine whilst getting a few other things packed, but we were so tired so just had to sleep.

We can show off the apartment tomorrow when we get it all unpacked, but we really like it so far!


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 167: Vancouver,BC – Sofa Swap

U-haul

We started the day at 08:45, getting up and ready to head off to U-haul.

We jumped in the car and drove the 15 minutes there. We were early, so got breakfast at McDonald’s.

We got to U-Haul & picked up the van. We did a check around it had to mark any dents and scrapes as you do, but we got to do this through a webpage rather than a piece of paper, which was cool!

We drove off and headed to our first destination.

Picking Up A Sofa

We were purchasing a sofa from someone and so had to drive out to them and collect.

We got to them, parked up and started loading it in. Luckily, the sofa came apart in multiple easy chunks (thank goodness for IKEA!) so it was no problem moving it around.

Once we collected that, we got out of the way there and drove home.

We got home and brought everything inside. We took all of the covers off of the sofa and cushions and chucked them into a wash.

Dropping Off Our Sofa

We got everything in and then had to get our current sofa into the van. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the luxury of being able to break it down, so had to lug it out whole, which we got sorted eventually and then were back on the road.

We drove for 20 minutes to the people that were buying it from us.

We had to wait for 15 minutes before they responded and then it started raining! Luckily, we were able to get a spot right outside their building and helped them unload the van.

After this, we headed to take back the van and had to stop for fuel along the way.

IKEA

We dropped the van off and then got back in the car and drove up to IKEA, because why not.

We got there, parked up and took a wander around. The only things we bought were a pillow, some small Christmas decorations, laundry baskets, some cinnamon buns and some other Swedish snacks!

We had a hotdog and drink before we left and it hit the spot perfectly.

We took the drive home knowing we had to rebuild the sofa.

Sofa Building

We got home and built the sofa. It was the perfect size and seemed very comfy!

Some of the cushion covers are still damp, but we have everything else on and it is a great sofa. (It’s an Ektorp from IKEA).

Curtis watched hockey and Kim relaxed in the evening.

More!

Kim saw something on Facebook she wanted so she went out at 19:15 to buy it. It’s a storage rack for the bedroom so we can organise things a little better.

We ate some leftovers and watched TV For the rest of the night…it was a busy, successful day.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

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