Monday, July 04, 2005

Moving Day

Whereas May 1st and October 1st are the traditional moving days in Chicago, in Montreal it is July 1st. There are a couple benefits to this. First there will not be any snow or cold temperatures to worry about. Second, July 1st is Canada Day so everyone has the day off anyhow and can help everyone else move. Plus it can be easier to coordinate people moving in and moving out.

There are some interesting aspects to this. The popular method of moving your stuff is by open car trailer. It's about six feet by 9 feet (2m x 3m) with a 18" tall sides (500mm). There are a flurry of them on the road that day. The disadvantage of everyone moving on the same day is that every other street is blocked by people filling up their trucks or trailers.

This thing is intense. I saw four trailers packed with furniture and moving blankets Thursday night at 1am coming home from our softball game.

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