Friday, June 10, 2016

Worst Move In History

Anything that can go wrong did, I just got internet yesterday. So happy. Let me say, I have moved many times before. I am organized and pretty darn good at packing. We got the truck on the 28th of  April and had our move out inspection the next day. The truck company wanted to charge us $800.00 to leave our stuff parked in the truck for the weekend so we could stay with relatives and unload on the 2nd of May because when dealing with low income housing they won't let you move in early because they won't get credit for the couple days, it has to be a full month and the other building wasn't going to let them have a month of their time. Ok, not going to pay $800.00 for leaving a few days of leaving our stuff in a truck when it is only $60. per day so we got a storage unit. That was $200.00 for a months rent because you have to pay for a month. At east it was cheaper. On the 2nd we finally got our keys to our apartments. My friend realized that she had left her meds packed and they were some where in storage. Ug! So she got a few days from the pharmacy. Now we needed to get our stuff moved. We couldn't find helpers and were out of money for moving our stuff anyway. OMG! What a mess. A friend offered to send us the money we needed and used Pay Pal thinking it would be quick. Nope it took 14 days. In this time I realized I would run out of my meds. I got a few days from the pharmacy and made daily trips to storage to retrieve all the boxes I could and search for our meds. I was on my own since my friend got the flue, I only got the head cold part for a few days. I made 2 trips a day grabbing boxes and found my friends meds first and it took a few more days to find mine. Our apartments came with cable so at least we had that. We finally got movers and got our stuff on the 19th of May. Meanwhile, I had no phone because I just got a phone from Safe Link and it didn't work. I used my friends phone to call and try to get it fixed. I, er, we spent an hour on the phone trying to get them to send me a new phone. They kept giving me the run around and telling me to turn on the phone and I couldn't. I think these places intentionally hire idiots to mess with you.
Our apartments are smaller than we had before so we need to et rid of some things. I am getting rid of my kitchen table and chairs in order to keep my 2 desks. I have my art desk and a few million art supplies. Then I have my computer desk. Right now I am having to use my lap top because my computer bit the dust. I have needed a new one for a long time now.
I love our balconies. My plants are enjoying the out doors for awhile and I got a hammock set up. It is tied onto the tops of the rails at an angle. It is just a hair long, but I managed to tie it so it hangs high enough. Most of the things I am keeping are put away now. I need to find space for my bottle collection and I have a ton of pictures. I managed to save a few spaces for my paintings. My bedroom walls are covered top to bottom. I still haven't put them on the ceiling yet. LOL
So there we have it. The worst move ever. Not to mention how expensive it ended up being.