Monday, April 22, 2013

Settling In

It's hard to believe that it has been a month since my last post.  A lot has happened in the past few weeks.

A cousin of my husband's visited us from March 26th to the 31st.  Her daughters were in a synchronized swimming competition and we had agreed she could stay with us months ago.  It was fine, but my husband forgot to remind me that she was coming until a few days before she arrived.  Also, the one night he left us to hang out together while he went to be with his girlfriend. 

My two younger brothers helped me pack up all my stuff in a rental truck on March 23.  He headed up to Edmonton the same day and unloaded.  The next day when we returned the truck would have made a funny episode of a comedy show.  First my brother's phone was having issues so it died and his alarm did not go off.  When he finally showed up, my vehicle would not start, and so I drove his.  Except he has a loose battery lead, so he had to wiggle the wires to make it start.  Then we got separated, and since his phone was dead I could not call him.  Plus the address I gave him for the drop off location was incorrect.  We tried to relay messages through our other brother back at home.  His vehicle died on me again.  Finally we met up at a different Budget location and dropped off the truck. 

I stayed in Edmonton for a couple of nights and then headed back to Calgary on the morning of March 26 for my last few days in the Calgary office.  I stayed with my former manager at her home.  On March 28 I drove back to Edmonton for Easter with my family.  April 1 to 5 was my first week in my new position.  Then back to Calgary from April 8 to 10 to train my replacement.  Today I am in Edmonton, but covering the receptionist.  On Wednesday I am back in Calgary again for two days.  Hopefully it will be the last of all of this back and forth.

My bedroom and bathroom are all set up at my parent's house.  In the basement I have my couch and I got Shaw to set up my PVR on my brother's tv down there.  He also moved his recumbent bike out of his room, so we can both use that for exercise.  I just need to unpack the last few boxes of books/CDs/DVDs this week. 

At first it was a bit weird, almost like I was visiting.  Slowly I am getting settled.  After three trips back to Calgary (including this week), I think I will finally have all of my stuff in Edmonton.  I am tired of all the hoops I have to jump through, especially in regards to the vehicle.  Sometimes it feels like I am being punished when my husband was the asshole that gave up on our relationship and cheated on me. 

I have gone to two Weight Watchers meetings with my one BFF, and saw a movie with the other BFF. 

Everything will work out for the better, it's just a bit of a rocky road right now.  The month of May will have less traveling.  The month of June will be when I can truly start to make a dent in my debts.  I also want to plane a trip to the house in Victoria this summer.  I am actually looking forward to the future.  That is a good thing.


  1. I am glad to see that you have settled in and that you are doing better. I am so sorry you had to go through all this and if you need anything please don't hesitate to call/email me :)

  2. You have a great attitude, and it's great that you have things to look forward to this summer. You're right -- things ARE looking up for you.

  3. Glad you are settling in, I hope you are now less travel weary and can focus on your new job and new life. I think of you often xxx