I am no longer a resident of Alberta.
In case you were wondering why I haven’t posted in almost three weeks…. I’ve been a bit busy.
I left Alberta to return to my homeland of southern Ontario.
|My weirdo dog watching mom
and dad pull up in the U-Haul
at the hotel in Winnipeg. lol
As many of you know, I was born in Ontario, and lived here until I was 13. Not quite exactly where I used to live, but close enough. I’ve moved in with my parents while I pay down some debt and then decide where I want to be and what I want to do.
I am still working for Dreamstalk, but I am not working remotely. Being in my industry makes that quite easy to do.
|Waiting for mom and dad to
catch up, so we can have lunch
together in Dryden.
So, my parents came back to Medicine Hat (for the first time in three years) to help get me packed up and moved. They drove the U-Haul and I drove my car.
Mosley seemed to enjoy the hotels, but he didn’t really enjoy the driving so much, because I ignored him for several hours, but he liked when we stopped and he got to see my parents again.
I knew he wouldn’t enjoy it too much, since we did this drive once before, a few years ago. Luckily, this time, it was a one way trip.
|Left my water in the car
in Winnipeg. Thawing on
the dash now. Lol
We had beautiful conditions for the drive, even those it was super cold. I kept forgetting my water bottles in the car, so I thawed them out each morning in the sun on my dash.
|The view from my new
office… And yes, it is STILL
snowing!! A lot.
When we finally arrived, Mosley and I got to enjoy the mountains and mountains of snow that are all over the Niagara region.
And by “Mosley and I,” I of course mean, just Mosley. I had been enjoying the lack of winter that was happening in southern Alberta, and then I get here, and see this?! Yeah….No.
Ok, I don’t really hate snow as much as I sometimes let on. Its really the cold that I hate. The only good thing about it is that Mosley’s feet don’t get muddy, when everything is frozen.
Luckily the warm up, so far has been gradual. The snow is melting pretty quickly, but not so fast as to cause flooding or anything bad. A few icy patches that I’ve almost injured myself on, but that’s about it. So far, Mosley is loving it.
|Thought I’d get the car
washed before I put my
new plates on.
So far, the adjustment has been pretty good. The process of switching my car and everything over from Alberta to Ontario is a bit of a pain, but I finally got that done today. Except I still need to get a licence plate frame installed on the front of my car, because Alberta only gives you one plate for the back, so my car never had a frame on the front. I still have a few other things to deal with, but the car was the most important.
Mosley seems to be enjoying himself. I think he likes having a backyard, even though, right now, most of it has heavy snow packed down all over it. He’s already made a few new doggy friends.
Sadie and Meeka, my parents’ dogs, still don’t really like him. He’s a bit to high energy for them. He’s only 3, and they’re much older. Although, Mosley has matured a bit since the last time they saw him, so Meeka hasn’t had to tell him off yet, and Sadie seemed to get playful a little bit faster than the last time. She still doesn’t really know how to play with him, so she just barks at him and wags her tail. Its actually kind of funny. She tried to get a toy from him once, but I think he shook it a little too hard and it freaked her out. He’s a bit bigger and much more athletic than they are.
|Mosley sleeping in one of
Meeka and Sadie’s beds,
while I was working.
Work has been going well so far. I never thought I’d be able to motivate myself to work from home, but I have actually been doing really well with it. I quite like it. My hours are a bit more flexible, even though I try to stick to a routine. My routine hasn’t quite figured itself out yet though, with all the things I had to do with regards to changing provinces, but now that the car stuff is out of the way, I think everything will fall into place soon.
Anyways, the main goal of this move was to help alleviate some of the stress and anxiety I’ve been struggling with. I think things are off to a good start. My doctor did also increase my medication shortly before I moved, and I think that is starting to take effect as well. Although I still find myself struggling a little at times, overall, I think I am happier.
I’m happy to be home!