Category Archives: Driving

Moving Stores

I usually try not to talk about work on the blog. But when you spend most of your time there it doesn’t really leave much to talk about.

Over the last year or so the company has been trying to decide if we should keep the two stores in Edmonton open or consolidate them into one. A decision was finally made and we are moving into one location.

The decision was made this summer and the time to start packing is finally here. I’ve been throwing a lot of stuff out to get ready for the move. We’ve been packing stuff to send to the new location. I just cant wait until the move is finally done.

It will be nice to have everyone in one place. Maybe I can finally get everyone on a set schedule so we can have a little bit of a routine for once. I’d be silly to think I can achieve that before Christmas, but I’m going to try!

Moving stores means I’m going to have to go further to get to work now. Instead of a 5 minute drive, it’s going to be closer to a 25 minute drive. My manager who cutrently works out of the location we are moving to, says that parking is bad there. That’s something that scares me a little bit.

Parking is something I struggle with the most. He says no matter how straight he parks in the centre of the parking spot, people still hit his car with their doors. I’m hoping he’s just unlucky. So far I haven’t noticed any scratches on my new car and I would really like to keep it that way.

Road Trip

On Saturday I went for my longest drive yet! We drove out to Innisfail to visit a Wildlife Park. It was about 2 hours each way to get there on the highway.

Highway driving is a lot easier than city driving. You can mostly stay in one lane and stay at one speed. I used my cruise control for the first time. People were still passing me, but I didn’t mind because that meant they were speeding. I had to pass a few other people myself because they were going under the speed limit.

The thing I struggled with the most was trying to stay in the middle of the lane. I wasn’t staying closer to one side or the other, I was just all over my lane. At least I never went out of my lane. I also found that if the person in front of me was closer to one side of the lane, I usually went that way too which was annoying.

All in all the drive went smoothly. I didn’t even feel tired during the drive.