As you might have guessed by these several years of blogs, we don’t do anything simply. We moved out of one tower next door but also had stuff we haven’t seen in over three years shipped up from Houston.
The kitchen is jam-packed and I can’t open any more boxes until we build some kind of pantry this weekend. We’re under a time crunch because my m-i-l and 9 year-old nephew arrive to visit for several days late next week.
We have to make enough room to take things to storage, shred papers, and donate books and clothing.
In essence, we’ve moved everything in, now we have to get rid of as much as possible before guests descend in 8 days. Forget getting pictures up on the wall. All the books we’re keeping are in bookcases but we really need to do a lot so I can work this weekend and fill my car with donates and shreds. I’ve papers from 15 years ago. Even the IRS doesn’t follow folks that far back!
Now I hear we’re being charged an extra $80 from the furniture rental company, let’s say it, Cort Furniture, because they found a few dog hairs on the sofa and chair, that could have come from our pants or socks. The management office here says they took photos so I’ll go see them in the morning and decide whether to fight it or not. We’re repeat customers and this is NO WAY to get us back or have us to refer them to other consultants who need to furnish a high-end place quickly for a short period of time. They’re not on my Santa “nice” list right now.
All I can say is if there is “excessive dog hair” on ours it is a few hairs, because I went over there and dusted all the furniture and checked it out that morning. Plus the sofa stank of smoke for two of the three months we lived there, and neither we nor our our guests smoke. If the sofa is a different color, if the dog hair is a different color, there’s trouble brewing in Dee-Land.
Everything in this move has been a problem, from taking a header in the garage after twisting my ankle being chased downhill by a hotel cart, to everything else like changing cable service (five hours, three on the phone and two here) and we’re next door! That’s DirecTV, folks. The technicians have to call the customer line and listen to awful Muzak for 20-30 minutes to have their questions answered and they didn’t even know this was an installation so didn’t bring the right boxes.
It’s time to build a pantry and donate, shred and store things. Even the movers said “you’ve got more coolers than anyone we’ve ever seen!” Yeah, that’s because we move and have stuff in storage and just buy another. I think we’ll donate four and keep the six-pack cooler with our dog’s name on it for taking her food wherever it needs to go, and the big one for picnics and keep it in storage.
It’s always an adventure! Cheers, Dee