Monday, June 25, 2007

all done - moving, that is!

We have everything here now, but not without some major speedbumps.

We got a call on Friday night that the people who had rented the moving van before us had not returned the truck yet. That left us pretty fuming. Saturday morning rolls around, still no truck and there may or may not be one available all the way across town at noon. Thankfully some family friends pulled together and volunteered their pick-up trucks and we were able to get started moving stuff.

I'm not exactly sure what time they started loading things. I was down at the new house with Milo waiting for the cable guy (who didn't end up showing up until about 1pm) and I had no telephone or any way to get ahold of anyone until I saw my mother pull up in her truck out front (around 10am, I think). My sister called at some point (she had taken the boys with her to go strawberry picking to keep them out of everone's way and I'm very grateful for that) and told us there were three moving vans just sitting out in front of the place we had reserved one from. Dave and his brother drove out there and were able to get a van (after much complaining) for half price - since they screwed up.

We finally got the majority of the things in the house and the beds put back together by about 6pm Saturday night. I didn't sleep all that well that night, but slept MUCH better last night.

I didn't realize how much I'd miss not having a telephone - and not just for the internet. We got down here Friday afternoon and called the phone company - they said that the phone was hooked up and that it was an inside problem not theirs. Our landlord got here this morning to fix what he had screwed up when he installed the new jacks. I was VERY happy to be back online this morning (even if it is just dial-up for now until our dsl is installed on the 5th).

I'll have photos to share, I'm sure, but for now, I'll just give you the link to my Flickr page.


There's a lot of restaurant photos - as we haven't really eaten at home the last few days. I'm sure I'll post more of the house - right now I have a fantastic little box fort set up in my office (and it's not that great, LOL). There's some flower photos, too, because that's what I think I do best.

Housewarming, anyone? LOL

1 comment:

ron said...

I'm going to guess that you tried to rent a van from U-Haul. Am I right? They're notorious for saying "Oh, we don't have the (insert vehicle here) that you reserved."

Enjoy your new place!