I find this time of year tough. I go from being very busy with baseball quite a few evenings a week and both days on the weekend to having nothing to keep me busy after I am done work. It takes a few weeks to settle into my winter routine.
Essentially, that routine is working and hibernating. In past years, by this time of the year, I am having issues waking up in the morning. Right now, I am still waking up early, before 4:30am. I am OK with that, actually. I have plenty of time before I start work at 6:30 to take the dogs for a walk, make coffee, do some reading or whatever else needs to be done before I start my work day.
I don’t end up staying up late, typically, unless I am out, I hit bed by about 9pm. Sort of early… The dogs like going for an early morning walk. Surprisingly enough, there are not many people up and about at 4:30 in the morning, imagine that?
So, I am not sure if this will be the new “norm” or if I will find the ability to sleep in again. Either way, I am good with whatever. I would like to be able to sleep in on the weekends, but if it isn’t meant to be, oh well.
Three weeks until I move. Packing has been started. Clothes that I won’t be wearing and miscellaneous stuff from the office are packed away, ready to be moved. I am using both of my suitcases, likely for the first time ever. I am looking forward to being in the new place. Having control over my own heat so I don’t have to wear a hoodie all day while I work will be nice. I am not sure what the issue is with the people upstairs. I don’t know if they are just being asshats or if there is an issue with the heat. The last two winters, it has been toasty down here. This morning, it is around 66F which, I think, is about 18C, maybe 17C. A little cold. I am sure it is warm up there, otherwise they’d turn the heat up. I know that they have a portable heater so I am guessing it is on high. Who knows. I am tired of texting them, asking to have the heat turned up. At any rate, only three more weeks… A move out inspection hasn’t been done as yet. It was supposed to have been, last week, but that does not surprise me. My dishwasher also hasn’t been fixed – it works, but the mounting screws came out and now when you open the door and pull a tray out, the dishwasher leans forward – yeah, that’s nice.
Hopefully the inspection report will be done soon. No damage in the place, so I am not worried about it. That will end the Upper Mount Royal chapter of my life. On to bigger and better things.