Well, there she is. In Montréal.

We delivered her to the airport in Calgary two days ago. She arrived safe and sound at the rambling old empty house belonging to a friend of a friend, where she is renting part of the upper floor as an apartment. She arrived with her violin, the backpack containing her laptop and various arm’s-reach essentials, and two huge suitcases containing her chemistry textbooks and as many of her worldly possessions as would fit within the 50+50 lb. weight allowance.

My brother, who lives within easy distance of Montreal, suitable for a quick overnight visit via train, was able to take a bag of winter bedding and clothing with him when he left after the reunion, so she has some more accoutrements available to her there. And the house is furnished, thankfully.

In the past couple of days she’s managed to figure out the ancient gas oven downstairs well enough to successfully bake cookies, has bought herself a printer for her laptop, has made several trips downtown for groceries and kitchenware, contacted her teacher, cooked for herself and got in touch with her landlord to deal with some small issues pertaining to appliances and utilities. She’s found a grocery store that delivers, and is going to head out bike-shopping in the next couple of days.

All in all, it seems to have gone smoothly so far.

Erin’s move

3 thoughts on “Erin’s move

  • September 12, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Good luck to Erin with the new venture. Grocery shopping delivered – now that would be a novel concept for a UK student!

  • September 14, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I am just outside of Montreal.. (raised in Nelson but now a homeschooling mom of four… ) If ever she is need of something, or wants info I would be glad to help..

  • September 18, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    If Erin (or you) has any interest or curiousity about homeschoolers in the Montreal city area, she can check out our website http://www.montrealhomelearners.com. I personally don't know any teens her age, as my children are still young and most of my friends' kids are young, but I do know there is a mother who has a teen son and is in the process of starting evening get-togethers for any homeschooling teens in the Montreal area at our homeschool centre (it's called Centre Communidee).

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