Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Stuff is gone
After much packing last night (until almost midnight) and quite a few tears (I felt terrible because I didn't get it done like I had promised), we got most everything ready for the movers. They were supposed to be at the house between 8 and 10am. Well, at 9:30am, the guy knocked on our door. There was a problem.....he couldn't get his truck to my house. He was driving a HUGE semi and this house is in a pretty cramped development. Hmmm. We ended up having to take him to a truck stop to park his truck and then drive him to U-haul to get a smaller truck to shuttle stuff from the house to his truck. :( It will end up costing us quite a few more hundred dollars in the end, but it worked. Since we had to do all this driving and shuttling, they weren't done by the time the carpet cleaners got there. So...we got everything out of the downstairs so the cleaners could start there and hoped the movers would be done with the upstairs by the time the downstairs was clean. With minutes to spare, everything was in the shuttle truck and the movers were driving away as the cleaners moved upstairs. We are so happy it is all done. The only small problem we have now is that we found out our stuff won't be delivered until next..meaning the one after this Wednesday. We will be living with bare basics until then, but we will make due. I need to get some rest. We leave here in the morning for the last time and start the journey to OUR NEW HOUSE!!!