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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

We're Baaaaaack!

We decided to splurge on an airport taxi to New Westminster last night. That allowed us to get here at 8:50 PM because the driver went a bit faster than felt safe. Everything in our apartment was fine. I switched on the power supply and everything came to life as expected, wifi and all.

We sort of stumbled around in a daze before getting to bed at around 10:30 PM. Some things were removed from the suitcases but nothing much got organized in a methodical way. Still, on a time zone fifteen hours ahead of Vancouver, we slept horribly and were wide awake at 5:30 AM when we decided we might as well get up.

We had nothing in the way of food as the refrigerator has been off for our five months away. The old truck started right up but needed a bit of a wash at the hose by our underground parking entrance. It was pretty grimy. We made the trip to the uptown Walmart a bit after 8:00 AM to get a few staples. We went back uptown for a second time at 10:00 so I could pick up a bank draft. It was the remainder of cash due for my new Hyundai KONA Electric.

We drove right to the dealership in Coquitlam and handed over the cheque. I didn't realize it'd take so long for us to complete all the other paperwork. There were a whole lot of things to officially decline, such as an extended warranty. Of course, I got the chance to register and insure the EV right at the dealer. We also did the final step in procuring my BC Scrap-It funding for my old Ranger. I can drop off the 23-year-old pickup for crushing anytime now and then the provincial program will send the big cheque!

How Sexy!  Nice Car Too!

I'll Never Be This Clean Again

I didn't want to drive away in it today. Actually, I am so numb from being 15 hours ahead of myself I couldn't drive safely. However, that didn't stop us from doing proper grocery shopping at the Coquitlam Superstore which is just across the highway. The afternoon did allow time for a nap. Also, most things are in their places and luggage stored away in the closet. Oh, the TV app on our box required a call to the technician to coax it into action.

I think this was a successful day and I look forward to having the sales guy pick us up at 10:00 AM tomorrow to actually cruise home in my new KONA Electric. Yay! So much new technology with which to play!


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