The Holidays And The Move

Last modified on December 26th, 2008

On Monday I made the trek to Chilliwack out from Vancouver. The timing was actually perfect, since the roads were fairly bare when I left Vancouver, and are now pretty clogged up with snow. It’s been snowing off and on here in Chilliwack, but at least driving around is feasible. The forecast is currently calling for rain for the next few days, followed by more snow probably on Monday. That basically means I’ll be making the journey back into Vancouver sometime this weekend, hopefully before the next wave of God’s winter-fury hit’s British Columbia.

So far, it’s been a very relaxing time out at home. I’ve been bouncing between my dad’s house and my sister’s house, and have had a chance to visit most family members so far, which is great. I have to say though, it’s a bit strange being out here knowing that in just a few weeks I’m going to be a local again.

My family doesn’t really do the whole present exchange thing in any capacity any more, so I don’t really end up with much at Christmas time. That being said though, I did get a new duvet cover for my bed (which is great since I’m going to buy new sheets and pillows after the move as well), some gift cards, and a bunch of towels and bath accessories from my mom, which will hopefully help make my new place a bit more homely.

My official moving date is on January 18th, and I’ve already reserved a U-Haul for the purpose. I still haven’t decided how I’m going to do the actual deed, or how I’m going to get my car out to Chilliwack, but I guess I’ll figure it out as it gets closer to the date. I have next week off, and then it’s back to work for me on the 5th. As of January 16th, I’ll be self-employed, and then it’s onward to Chilliwack on the 18th. I’ll probably hit a pub one night before then and try to meet up with as many people as possible for a few drinks.

4 responses to “The Holidays And The Move”

  1. Tyler says:

    Hopefully the weather holds out for ya.. its been hell around here for us trying to get the car in and out of a spot for parking lol

    There has been advises via news1130 not to take the #1 too but again hopefully that gets changed. We need to head out to the valley this weekend.

  2. Duane Storey says:

    Yah, I hope that changes. I’d need to get back to Vancouver tonight or tomorrow so that I can do a few things.

  3. Gregg says:

    Looking at the highway reports and cams as I have been for the past 2 weeks for my daily Abby to Wack commute, I’d say this is the best they’ve been in that entire period thanks to rain and above freezing temperatures. Of course, it would happen when when I don’t need to travel them, but at least that’s good for you.

    While the freeway is clear, watch the side roads; this weather is going to create some lakes with shores of snow. I’m not looking forward to going back to work Tuesday if it is then going to freeze again.

    If you run out of options for your car, I could always offer to pick you up on my way home from work one night and drop you at the SkyTrain station so you can get downtown. Another thought, though, is have you checked out if you would save money by returning your UHaul to the original location (factoring in gas, the last two UHauls I rented for around Abbotsford trips got about 3 miles to the gallon).

  4. Gregg says:

    Opps… now I see the freezing rain warning.. maybe black pavement on the cams is not necessarily good…

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