So, I’m midway through week 3 of my new start in Winnipeg. So far, I’ve managed to keep myself busy with some small projects after I sent out some résumés. I did try my best the first couple weeks, but one of my web design clients called me up to get his website started right away, so that’s taken precedence for the moment. Money is money, so why actively job search when I can make some quick cash for the moment? As I mentioned above, I also have some other projects lined up after this – a web venture between Colin and I will be coming up. It’s very exciting, and if you like video games, then please watch for it. Anyway, the Juniper Centre networking job gave me a month’s pay all at once, so that really helped. I’ve been keeping myself on a budget (tight, but not suffocating), so it’s kept my expenses as low as I could manage, aside from all my bills. Unfortunately, it does suck to see all these awesome sales and deals going on and I can’t take advantage of it. I’ve only spent the bare minimum on my Visa, and I’m still below zero on my limit, which is awesome.
I’m also downloading like a madman, and it’s because of that I’m still sane and have things to do during my spare time; of which I’m sometimes coerced into babysitting Liam. The only real guilty purchases I made were CROSS EDGE for PS3 and the PlayStation Store digital version of FINAL FANTASY VII for PS3/PSP, and both purchases were made with spending money that Mom and Dad gave me before I left Thompson.
On to the housing front; I’ve been staying with my longtime friend, Ian, and his family. However, living as an outsider in a family raising a baby in a small apartment can take its toll, and I’m tired of sleeping on a futon in the living room with no privacy or peace and quiet. Also, even though I do chores and favors for them, I always get the sense that they are also getting fed up with having me around, even though they don’t say it out loud. So, with help from my brother, I’ve arranged to move into his friend’s house in the south end of the city at the end of the month. This works out well because I’d only be paying $60 more than what I’m paying now for rent, I’d have my own room, an actual parking space that isn’t a 15 minute walk away (I’ve been currently parking my car at Ian’s parents’ place), and I’d be closer to Esmond (even though he doesn’t want me to be, *sniff sniff*). While living close to Osborne Village is nice and trendy, I feel more at home in the south end, where I have easy access to many places that I like, be it by bus, car, or foot. Also, my new roommate, Shan, and I have known each other for years and we seem to have a good rapport. I do eventually want to have my own place, but if things work out with Shan and we turn out to be good roommates, I might stay longer, even if it means paying more rent later on. I hate moving, by the way.
I need a full-time job first, though. If, by the time I’m moved into Shan’s house, I don’t have a job, I’ll have to settle for something less desirable just to make ends meet, like working two jobs at lower wages. Anything’s better than nothing, after all!
Overall, I’m enjoying my life here despite all the setbacks. I love the fact that I’m in the city. I love the fact that I have so many conveniences, sights, and sounds available to me. Most of all, I love the girls. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Winnipeg girls are the hottest!
Well, that’s all for now. Seacrest, out!