So I’m all moved into my new place. The move itself went well (thanks Barry Sr. and Jr.) and I was able to get all my stuff from the old room to the new apartment without too much of an issue or hassle.
The biggest change in my life is how busy I am. My calendar is filling up fast with both local events, helping out Tom with something I’ll discuss in another post, socializing with people that live here, and just exploring the city.
The first nights were a bit rough as I didn’t have a bed, but my mattress arrived today. It is huge. It is just a queen mattress, but when you’ve been on a single for more than a year, anything else looks insanely large.
By the end of the second day, I was leeching Internet access from my neighbors and friends, Tom and Tracey. They have also been showing me around, inviting me to things, and really welcoming me to the city. I almost still feel like I can get that same kind of socialization I was getting when living with Bill, where if I am in the mood to hang out, see people and chat with them in person, I am able to.
On the other hand, I don’t want to make myself too much of a nuisance as they have fairly busy lives. I am sure a balance will be created, or they’ll tell me when I’m annoying them too much.
My apartment is pretty empty though. Everyone that has seen it has made comments about it, including the mail man today. I like it empty though. The possibilities are endless though I am looking forward to customizing it to my tastes and style as I have money.
The first things I want to get are really related to having people over, so I would like to get a really big comfy couch or something that people can sleep on when they come and visit. I also want to get a few of my pictures printed at CanvasPop to hang on my walls.
My finances are going to be messed up for a little while though as moving, first and last months rent, and my bed zapped my bank account dry.
I am so happy to be living in Ottawa though. I keep having this nagging feeling like I should be catching a train back to Brockville though as each time I came here, I was always counting down the hours or minutes until I had to leave, so that I wouldn’t miss my train.
I really feel like I’m in the right city at the right time.