9/23/07

Off to the races!

I really had to resist making the title of this entry "off to the (dog sled) races."

My Grandfather's influence is just becoming too much.

So tomorrow is the big day. I begin PART ONE of my multi-legged journey up north.

I've been packing most of the day, and I was actually really proud of myself because I had really got a good headstart on the process... probably one of my least favourite things to do in the world (close tie with UNPACKING, unfortunately). BUT the whole ordeal was made MUCH more fun because I'm a total gadget freak, and went crazy at Linens and Things, buying those vacuum-shrinkwrap bag thingies... (CHECK OUT THE HILARIOUS COMMERCIAL HERE!!) so I spent the morning sorting, the afternoon sucking, and now have two mostly-full suitcases, and a plethora of knick-knacks that will be thrown into my neatly packed baggage at the last minute...

Tomorrow I leave from Charlottetown, take a break in Montreal (gag me with a spoon. I hate the Montreal Trudeau airport. No seats, no food, no fun) for two hours, and then head to Ottawa where I spend the night.

Then Tuesday, I start the second leg... flying from Ottawa to Iqaluit via Canadian North... where I'll take another little break...

This one lasting about a month or so.

I am (thankfully) being eased into the whole living-up-north-working-for-CBC sort of thing. I'll be meeting, greeting, and getting familiar with how things work at the Iqaluit station for a few weeks before going down to Rankin.

It's a bit of a relief, to be honest. This is one of those situations where I'd MUCH rather dip my pinkie toe in the (freezing sub-zero, iceberg-y) ocean than cannonball right in.

But I also am reallllly looking forward to getting to Rankin. To check out my apartment, be reunited with all my worldly possessions...meet the folks I've been chronic-ly blogging with for the past month or so...

OOOoo AND try out my swanky dishwasher. Can't wait!!

5 comments:

Kara and Matt September 24, 2007 at 12:51 AM  

Travel safe!!

Anonymous September 24, 2007 at 5:18 AM  

Best of Luck

Jen September 24, 2007 at 6:20 AM  

Btw the Iqaluit airport rocks, looks like a giant yellow submarine, you'll see what I am talking about.
Have a safe trip!

towniebastard September 24, 2007 at 8:49 AM  

My wife deeply loves those vacuum bags. I have the occasional nightmare about getting in a fight with her and waking up the next morning to find myself in one of those things.

The weather hasn't been bad lately in Iqaluit. Cool, but at least it hasn't been snowing.

Another Twentysomething September 24, 2007 at 12:55 PM  

Yesterday was the first day of fall. It snowed. Welcome to north of 60.