A tour of the house I lived in from February 2011 until May 2013.
I took this particular shoddy Vancouver special because I had
only a few days remaining before the landlord's sale of the previous
house would go through, and I had to be out. It was far from
what I had been hoping for, being cramped, crappy, and in a much
less convenient neighborhood. But it kept the rain off and the
heat in, so it became home.
It didn't take me long to restore the proper levels of nerdery.
And I still found room to tackle absurd projects.
Previous my workshop was a converted master bedroom. This time
it was the living room.
The largest open space in the entire house.
The shelves of holding.
The workbench, covered here in an Amiga 4000
And the cabinets which held my Avid gear, alongside the vintage
The place was meant to be temporary from the start.
Dunbar felt like a sleepy retirement community in the middle of
nowhere compared to my old place in Kits, despite being pretty
close on the map. The corner store went out of business, the combination
Indian food and pizza place would close up around 6, and even
the local Starbucks gave up and left. I guess it could be great
if you're a retired teacher, but it was just hell for a young
nerd like me. Any time I wanted something I had to trek into the
livelier parts of the city.
I was using padmapper
to check listings from day one. The search grew more enthusiastic
every time the landlord's 3 little grandchilden came over for
lunch and a scream overhead. And every time I had to spend nearly
an hour on the bus to get to work. And every time I had to climb
the blasted Dunbar hill with bags of groceries. Eventually I found
something, and quickly moved into my
Page created June 16th 2013
Everything is closed, it's
like a ruin