Anyway, Timehop reminded me awhile ago that on September 21 last year, Ford drove to BC to bring all our things there.
It wasn't easy to pack a house. We only lived in that townhouse for 2 years and 8 months but we've accumulated quite a lot. Blame it to the shopaholic wife.
We were grateful because my parents-in-law came over for a week to help us out. Ang galing galing ng daddy ni Ford magligpit. We never would have made it without him. At 70+ he is still strong.
Ford rented a big truck and he was the one who drove it all the way to Surrey. Normally, 13-14 hours ang driving time, longer kapag truck/commercial vehicle syempre. May driver's log eh, hindi dapat mag-exceed sa 13 hours yata ang accumulated driving time in a day so kelangan huminto.
To be honest, I was so worried that time. Ang laki-laki kasi ng truck, kaya ba ng asawa ko? My husband is a very good driver (I wouldn't have married him if he's not, seriously), but it was his first time to drive a truck like that. Ang haba pa ng biyahe. But it would cost us a fortune naman kung magha-hire kami ng professional movers.
I really prayed hard na makabalik sila nang maayos. Kasama niya rin kasi ang parents niya sa biyahe eh. Naiwan kami ni Nathan sa Edmonton.
They brought all our stuff in a storage. Ang mahal nun ha. We had to rent a really big one kasi we could only move to our new apartment by October 1 pa. Kaya instead na direcho na sa new place namin, sa storage muna. Kaya naghakot pa uli kami pagdating namin sa Surrey.
It took them one day to unload everything. They slept in a motel for two nights.
Thankfully, they were back on the night of September 23. Sobra-sobrang nakahinga na talaga ako noon.
Usung-uso dito ang mga ganyang rental moving trucks kasi nga usung-uso rin dito ang pagmo-move. Those who couldn't drive have to hire a driver, of course. Ang mahal nun for sure.
Just last night, we saw in the news that a couple from New Brunswick hired a professional mover to transport their things to Vancouver. When the driver stopped in Abbotsford to transfer the things in a smaller truck, ayun nawala yung truck. The abandoned truck was found after some time but all the things were gone. I really feel bad for the couple. Sure, may insurance, pero syempre hindi naman nun mapapalitan yung ibang mga gamit na may sentimental value. Maloloka siguro ako kung sa amin nangyari yun! Masyado nga kasi akong attached sa mga gamit ko eh.
Browsing through last year's pictures made me sad again. Naalala ko pa kasi ang pakiramdam noong nagpa-pack na kami ng gamit. Ang lungkot-lungkot.
Halos lahat ng gamit namin ay bago pa kaya hindi ko naging option na ibenta nang mura o ipamigay. Hindi ko talaga naisip na aalis kami kaagad sa bahay na yun.
Ang sabi ni Ford hindi raw ako maka-move on. True. Palagi kong naaalala ang Secord house namin. Siguro kasi nga hanggang ngayon wala pa rin kaming bagong bahay and most of our things are still in the storage. I miss having space. I miss having a place to decorate and to love again.
Ford and I have agreed to buy a new place by the second quarter of next year. Nathan and I are going home to the Philippines on January to April so we'll start scouting for a house pagbalik namin. Well, that depends pa rin pala kasi Ford is eyeing on a new townhouse na pre-construction. We'll see. Pero basta I am so looking forward to moving to our new home next year.