Apparently our brains release a chemical over time that softens and romanticizes memories. I guess that’s why I’ve moved home a few times in my life! What a shenanigan. MiniMove (moving company) was a mess arriving 4 hours late (everyone I talked to there said, “not my fault” and I was told the “complaints department” would call me back, which they never did), and Telus took 3 days to get the landline working. Overall though, with the help of friends, the move went well and I’m happy in my new home in the Fairfield area of Victoria. I moved on June 29th, and I’m almost unpacked: what’s left to take out of boxes will have to wait until I buy more furniture to hold it.
I’m 20 minutes walk from work, 10 minutes from Beacon Hill Park and about 10 minutes from the ocean. Paradise. It took 6 months of searching, but it was worth it.
I’m having fun with a free 3d home layout program experimenting with placing furniture. It’s very usable as long as you’re ok with the models not quite matching North American furniture styles. Be sure to go to the download page and download the installer, the Java launch is flaky.