It is spring and sometimes you have to get rid of the old to make way for the new.
Someone get a new truck. I just took the photos.
Remember that Rough Plan I mentioned about a month ago, well that is completely wrong know. I’m actually leaving Yellowknife at 5am July 28. So this is my last night in Yellowknife for 10 months.
It has been a slice but I need to go explore a little more in order to remember why I live in Yellowknife.
Today I spent the entire day running around town and packing. This morning I finally decided it was probably a good idea to renew my insurance and ragistration so off I went. The insurance was easy, all I had to do was phone TD Trust and have them set it up. Getting the registration for my truck was a little longer process. After making sure I had all the proper papers and information (something a lot of people don’t do) I made my way to the DMV. Unfortunately I didn’t get as lucky as I use to be, there was about 20 people ahead of me. I grabbed my number tab and decided to kill some time by wondering the mall all the while checking the time to make sure I wasn’t too long. Once back at the DMV it was a quick 5 minute wait and I was out of there.
Once home I put my mind on packing. First I washed my truck so it was nice and clean in order to get dirty tomorrow, then I slowly started to strategically pack my desk, bed frame, bed, bins of clothes and other junk.
Finally here we are 10om and everything is packed. Picture will be up in a day or too.
I hope to update here every evening as to where I am and what I am doing so make sure to check back.
Well it is now a month away from when I leave the north for 9 months. I have started to plan out the trip south. I will get off work for the last time Friday July 31 and pack my truck that day if it wasn’t already. Then try to get any bit of sleep I can manage that night. I don’t plan on leaving Yellowknife as early as I normally do as I plan to overnight in High Level because I’m not sure how the trailer will do on the Rae Road. Better Safe than Sorry. On Sunday I would then leave High Level and instead of turning at Rycroft to go to Dawson Creek keep heading south into Grande Prairie where I could get my iPhone and potentially meet up with some friends for supper in the”big city”. After supper we would all make the quick 2 hour drive back to their place 45 minutes west of Dawson Creek.
And there you would have it. 1500km, 2 days, an iPhone, a new home.
At the end of April I went out to the storage yard where my camper was to bring it home. This wasn’t going to be done without a fight. So I dug, and dug.
After getting it home it was time to clean. The inside was cleaned out of anything that wasn’t bolted down and trust me that was a lot.
Once the cleaning was complete it was time to paint. I decided to paint it a nice bright red to match my truck.
Unfortunately I’m not the greatest painter and there were a couple mistakes. In the end it still turned out pretty neat.
Yesterday was full of 2 interesting findings, even though I slept all day.
The one thing I go excited about was some national recognition YkOnline received. Here is what happened. At about 6pm I got up and opened up my MacBook as I always do and checked my stats for both websites. When I saw that YkOnline had almost tripled the amount of hits it was normally gets I couldn’t believe it. I thought it was weird as the only post I had published in 5 days was about Yellowknife’s Twitter community and didn’t think it would get very much recognition and well I was right. As I scrolled down to see where the hits were being referred from I saw that most of them were coming from Miss604.com. If you don’t know about Miss604, you should check it out. Rebecca Bollwitt blogs about Vancouver and has become very famous do it, needless to say she is an idol of mine. So when I saw all these hits coming from her site, I quickly scrambled over there. I was delightfully surprised to read in one of her latest posts she linked back to YkOnline. Not only that she explained that we (as in Yellowknifers) have TweetUps and have a directory of all the Tweeps. I was so happy to see that not only YkOnline was getting recognized but also our Twitter community.
The other interesting thing about yesterday was what I found on my truck tires. Orange lines, could they be markings done by By-Law Officers. Read my post of YkOnline about what I think.
There you have it.