I just wanted to give an update.
I’ve officially joined my boyfriend in Vancouver exactly two weeks ago. It took me 36 hours to get here. I was flying standby and unbeknowst to me, there was a huge festival going on so I was able to get on my first flight (the earliest flight of the day) but I couldn’t get on a connecting flight in another city for the rest of the day. Before the last flight of the day, my parents offered to pay for a full fare ticket for the next morning. I ended up sleeping in the airport in the connecting city. Sleeping in an airport is the worst. I would drift off and then wake up. I would check my cellphone every time I woke up and only ten minutes would have past. I was already exhausted even before traveling.
I had only slept about 5 hours in the last two days because I had to pack the entire apartment last minute by myself. (We ran out of money for boxes, tape, etc. so my parents offered to help. They purchased remaining supplies and helped me schlep the boxes to their house so they could mail the boxes over the next two months. (I had no idea moving across the country is so VERY expensive!). He has alot of of stuff too. Almost close to hoarding.
The full-fare ticket that my parents had bought also had a connecting flight. I almost missed the connecting flight because my first flight was an hour late. I had to literally run through the airport to get to my connecting flight. Somewhere in this process I caught a terrible cold. As of yesterday, I feel about 95% better. So getting here was an adventure, to say the least. 😂.
He picked me up from the airport and the rest has been gravy ever since. It is so beautiful here. On the plane rides I could see the mountains, snow capped and the red stiated ones too. My first weekend here, we went to the Farmer’s Market. It is the biggest Farmer’s Market I have ever went too. We found and bought paleo pizza crust!!! And it was good. Another day, we walked around a park on the river gorge. And we have tried a couple of restaurants. My favorite was the ramen noodle restaurant.
It’s so beautiful here. People are nice. Customer service is phenomenal. The fruit is more sweet and ripe (I think because of the valley?). Love, love, love this place. When we drive, we always see green rolling hills (?, or are they Mountains?) and/or the river.
This move has reinvigorated our relationship. Last week he asked me if I am happy and I said yes. He said that he is happy too. He enjoys his job and he says his boss and coworkers are super nice.
The cats were flown in cargo the day before. Never again. We’ll transport them in cabin if they ever need to fly again but last minute logistics made pet cargo the best option to get them here. My cat has forgiven me. His cat is not so forgiving.
I’m currently a quarter of the way done packing. I unpack while he is at work. We have an air mattress (which the cats have already put a hole in so we blow it up every night before bed). We have no furniture and bought two lawn chairs for the living room. We have a large box as a television stand and a medium sized box as a coffee table. Just like the insurance commercial that was on a few years ago with the couple that had moved and they were sitting on the living room floor with boxes around them and a box used as a table for the pizza. 😂 After, we catch up and pay my parents back, we’ll be shopping for furniture. Until then, we’ll enjoy our makeshift living room and this beautiful location together!
Thanks, Bees, for your kind thoughts and helpful words of advice…