I headed to Calgary on Monday afternoon. I was late leaving, I always seem to be late leaving.
I decided that I would not take Highway 22 to Calgary, even though it is a shorter route as that highway can be a little crazy with the weather. The area just had upwards of 2 feet of snow dumped on it and they can be a little slow in clearing 22. So I chose the longer route, took Highway 3 East to Highway 2 North. I was surprised that Highway 2 wasn’t completely clear, this is the main north-south highway in Alberta. Highway 3 heading East was completely clear and dry, but Highway 2 was a single lane most of the way to Nanton, after that, it was clear in both lanes.
I got to the hotel around 5:30pm or so. Check-in was a breeze. I had a King Suite, nice sitting area (that I did not use) and a bedroom with king-size bed – you might have guessed that since it was a king suite? I headed out just before 6 to go for dinner with friends, Red Lobster for Endless Shrimp. Great meal and company.
I then dropped by their place to pick up three wood cabinets that I plan on using in my bedroom. They look great and all three, surprisingly, fit into the back of the car. I still need to unload them actually, I think I will wait until sunrise. They’ll look great in the house and more importantly, they will also fit in a narrow space.
I crashed hard on Monday night but, per usual, was awake very early. I had a rather cool shower at around 3:30am, apparently, hot water was in short supply. I am not quite psychotic enough for a cold shower… Denny’s for breakfast, chicken skillet with a couple of eggs, it was great. I also had a sundae for breakfast dessert – why not?
I don’t have a security card for the Calgary office any longer so I had to wait until they opened to get in. New security protocols now, cards expire if they aren’t used at least monthly. Well, I don’t plan on visiting the office monthly. My new laptop (the purpose of the trip) was mostly set up already, I just had to do the finishing touches. At noon, my co-worker and I met a former co-worker for lunch at Earls. Great food, I had a peppercorn steak. I then zipped for a 2:30 doctors appointment. Although I no longer live in Calgary, I like my doctor so I’ve kept him.
The trip home was great and quick. No snow on the roads which was nice, I was able to cruise along and make-up some time. A few recent purchases from Amazon and Costco were waiting for me when I got home. I watched the NL Wild Card game last night but turned it off in the 7th as I couldn’t stay awake, one of the issues when you wake up in the middle of the night. Speaking of that, I woke even earlier today, 1:30am… I can see a nap in my future today for sure.
Today I have an eye doctor appointment and I bet they will recommend some sort of bi-focal lense, I am forever taking my glass off and putting them back on. I don’t need them for close up, just distance. It’s a pain. Tonight is the AL Wild Card game. I don’t really care who moves on. My attention will be the Astros, whom, I predict will win this years World Series.
Enjoy your day.