Just call us flat-pack King & Queen

Just call us flat-pack King & Queen

Today was IKEA delivery day and this meant that we had to be at the apartment for 9 am, so we left the hotel before 8 am in case we hit traffic, which we did. Overnight we had had a lot of rain and some thunder and lightening and it was still pouring heavily this morning, so this made the trip even worse. But it wasn't too bad and we managed to cover the 17 km in 45 mins.

Of course, IKEA didn't come that early. Their delivery window was between 9 am and 1 pm and we had to book the service elevator for the delivery, but can only book for two-hour blocks so had booked 10-12, hoping it would fit in. Thankfully the delivery driver phoned at 9:45 saying he was 30 mins away, so pretty perfect timing.

As they promised two guys turned up with 17 large boxes for us. It took them two trips in the elevator to get everything to the apartment and they put each of the items in the rooms we wanted, so really good.

Then it was over to us to unpack things and assemble flat packs. We managed to set up the sofa, TV table, bed and bedside tables. Not bad really,  pretty proud of ourselves. 

I forgot to take a photo of the bed, but will tomorrow when I've put the bedding on it. I did manage to wash all the new bedding we purchased with my new washer & dryer and was pleased with how they work. One thing I am not used to is that they are full-size appliance, but stacked, so the dryer on the top is pretty high. We had to buy a small step stall so I can reach the buttons. That's the problem with being a short-arse! LOL. I now need to buy an ironing board so that I can iron everything.

I managed to take some more photos of the views as after a morning of rain, this afternoon was beautiful. These are from the balcony.

And looking straight down.

We also had the Telus guy come today to install our internet and TV. As I mentioned in a previous post, we could have had free TV, internet and home phone for a year with the apartment, but we wanted better internet than the 25 Mbps offered. We managed to get a better deal of 150 Mbps internet and TV with PVR, no phone, all for just $20 per month. We may or may not use the TV as we haven't had TV for a year now and really don't miss it, but it's there if we do. It would actually have cost us $5 more not to have it. This was our speed test after installation. Going from awful and expensive rural internet in Ontario to this is just crazy.

After all this activity we are both exhausted and have come back to the hotel to relax and then get back there tomorrow to finish the furniture building.

 

 

Goodbye hotel, hello apartment

Goodbye hotel, hello apartment

At last we have the keys to our new apartment

At last we have the keys to our new apartment