Since our last chat, we have moved in our new place. It was a nightmare from Hell, really. No jokes, never had such a horrible experience moving. This wasn't our first move, but this sure was our WORST move. All of our wooden furniture was damaged. The degree of damages varied from one piece to the other, but ALL were damaged. The company we used, Go Transport came recommended by a friend who moved from Montréal to Calgary and she was happy with them, had no complaint. I wish I could say the same... On the day of packing, the team that showed up worked well. There was one guy who seemed to be a little more cowboy (read careless) than the other two, but it went well. They wrapped our furniture with bubble wrap, some covers and some type of clingy paper. When we did ask about some pieces, we were told not to worry they would get re-wrapped at the warehouse, before storing them. On top of moving we were also storing all our stuff for two months, while the new place was being completed, thus the rental apartment.
Right from the start, first box they brought in, we noticed some damages... That was our first alarm...
Good thing we did not have the place painted before the move in since not only was our furniture damaged the walls took a beating too. But not it is all done, almost, we have curtains and blinds on all windows, the food pantry and our walk-in have been done - and we love them both - most boxes are unpacked, we even have pictures on the walls so this is really starting to feel like home!
Last weekend, I drove with a friend, to Rimouski - we had a Postcrossing meet-up. The drive there was pleasant, since the weather was nice. I even took the road along the shore, such scenery. Took us six hours to get there. Walked around a bit that first night. We were facing the St-Laurent, where the Empress of Ireland went down in 1914 (1,012 victims sank on May 29th that year).
|Pointe-au-Père (museum and lighthouse)|
|June 11th, while I enjoyed my breakfast Likki took in the scenery.|
We had a nice big meet at the local post office, since the post mistress is an avid participant in Postcrossing, and twenty of us showed up, mostly from the region, but one girl came from New Brunswick, one from Toronto, a few from Québec city and four of us for the Montréal area. We manage to sign and send 433 cards!
|Likki with Postman Pat and Jess the Cat with my stack of cards: 43 cards!|
|Likki with the stacks of cards being mailed from the meet|
Rimouski is a very nice region of our province. The people are friendly and the scenery is gorgeous!
|The lighthouse, with a meringue sky!|
|Sunset on Sat. June 11th, 2016|
|The interesting rocks along the shore...|
I think this will be it for now, and I will try to be better at keeping up... trying being the key word here...