I posted before about why I was moving, now that I've been in my new digs for a few weeks it's time for an update.
First off - It's a very convenient location. I'm a block from the Tunney's bus stop on the Transitway, and close to Wellington and a Bridgehead coffee, local pub, hardware, groceries, library, restaurants. It will cost less for my car, but maybe more for pubs and cafes. My new place is the top half of a plain box-like duplex, built in the 60's, but renovated last year with new hardwood floors, new big windows, all off-white paint, and new appliances. Still 2-prong wall plugs and slow drains, but rooms a good size with lots of cupboard and closet space. Heat and a/c and hydro all included. Nice clean bright place.
The landlord is downstairs, a quiet old German couple - he's 88. I find myself almost tip toeing around rather than my normal heel thump, but they're slightly deaf so probably not really a problem. Even when I practice my trombone. They are early to bed and to rise though, so I hear the radio get cranked up just after 7 - I know, not that early for all my friends that work for a living.
I couldn't find my coffee stuff at first, so went down the street to "my" Bridgehead. Cute servers, great coffee, free wi-fi, interesting patrons - so I'm back here often. I'm writing this here, on my iPhone, via the free program My Writing Nook. Keep getting distracted by the sidewalk views though, a mixed bag of old & young, saleswomen all dolled up dash in for coffee, mothers and strollers, older folk like me. Much different from the suburbs and malls of Sn'Orleans
I made a few trips already to the local Home Hardware for odds and ends - such as a solution for two prong outlets, three prong stuff. The young staffer just looked blankly at me - why would any outlets be 2 prong?? The owner was fine and found some adapters with conveniently weak snap-off tabs.
Have found a "local" too, O'Connell's. It's a small bar, attached to a large 50's style diner (Fil's) as well as a bowling alley. Nice place, friendly staff, more laid back that the Royal Oak on the other corner. I've several stories from there already, as I did find some adventures. And some local colour.
More on that later,and local restaurants, as well as a trip to the Carleton Tavern - an old school style Ontario tavern. Time now to head out for a coffee and shopping.