I will be sleeping in my own bed tonight. My town house was being painted yesterday so I stayed at the hotel one additional night. The place might smell a little like paint today but I am sure it won’t be too bad. I am REALLY looking forward to sleeping in my own bed as opposed to a funky hotel bed. I am also looking forward to actually cooking my own food – I’ve been eating out for the last 10 days or so.
My new place is only a few blocks from 17 Avenue in Calgary which has a lot of strip malls and various stores – I think that I should be able to find just about anything that I want there.
I bought myself a vacuum yesterday at Canadian Tire. It was on sale for $99.99 and when the total displayed, it was $104.99 – VERY nice not having to pay any PST, damn Ontario – that is one thing that I will NOT miss.
I was looking into parking in the downtown area – it is expensive. I found one lot which is 2 blocks from work and it’s $175 per month. WOW. The only reason that I want to drive into work is so that I can make it home at noon to let the dogs out. I guess I will have to see tomorrow (my first day) how long the drive is – if I can make it in 15 minutes or less then I will try to get home at lunch, otherwise, I will get a transit pass and likely look into getting a dog walker. Either option is going to cost some coin. I don’t want Blondie to be in her crate all day with nothing to do and I am not sure if Zeus can go 9 hours or so without going outside.
So, I am excited to start work tomorrow. It has been a long time since I have had a regular job so this will be nice. Wish me luck.