365 Days of Random

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Moving SUCKS

No, I’m not moving… I am trying to help my boyfriend move. You’d think that since it’s not MY move that it would be a lot less stressful and frustrating… no, that’s not the case. I can’t for the life of me understand why ANYONE would want to move multiple times in a short time span. It is honestly the most frustrating experience going…. and more so when things need to be sorted out at the last minute.

My BF has known for some time that he wasn’t going to continue to live in his current apartment. The rent was just too high. So back in July he started looking for a place. He knew that he needed lots of time to get things organized and so he’d given himself a lot of time. He decided that he was going to move with a friend and they started looking for places together. However, about a month ago that fell apart completely… so now, he spent two weeks frantically looking for a place. After finally FINDING something (and someone that he thought he could successfully live with) he had to go through all the hassles of applying and getting approved and all that fun stuff. We couldn’t PLAN the move until all those things were in place…. which didn’t happen until last Friday right before we went out of town for the weekend. He needs to be out of his place AND have it cleaned and ready for inspection by Sunday September 11.

So, this week we’ve been trucking stuff back and forth to the new place; packing up stuff in the old place and trying to schedule movers and reserve elevators in both locations. But.. as you can guess…. this has not been a smooth process. We can’t move on Saturday because the elevator in the NEW place is booked all day. We can’t move Friday during the DAY because the elevator at the OLD place is booked all day. We can’t move Friday NIGHT because the new place doesn’t allow move in after 5pm (we’re trying to push back on that because that’s ridiculous). Looks like the only day that will really work for BOTH places to move is Sunday… but that means on Sunday we have to load the truck at the OLD place, drive to the NEW place and unload it. Drive back to the old place to CLEAN it and pick up any last things that didn’t go in the main move and then go back to the NEW place to try and unpack and settle in… all the while needing to go to work on Monday morning….. Sunday is NOT my ideal choice for this activity.

He doesn’t have a lot of stuff to move, and we had hoped to book movers because we both know how much of a challenge and frustration it is to move boxes and furniture for a few hours… We had reserved movers for tomorrow morning, but since we can’t actually MOVE tomorrow morning we had to call and cancel them. They charge double to move after 5pm (or almost double anyway). So on to plan B (or C or D or E at this point… I can’t keep track). We’re renting a U-Haul and hiring a couple of guys to help us load and unload the truck.

It’s all very last minute and to be honest it’s driving me totally completely NUTS. There is no reason at all why this should be this complicated. I can’t wait until this is over and he’s just settled in to the new place. Nothing about this move has gone smoothly… from the beginning when he was looking with his friend until now when we’re actually trying to move. It’s crazy and annoying and it better be over tomorrow. If I have to wait until Sunday to see the end of this process I may scream…. and again… IT’S NOT EVEN MY MOVE!!

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September 8, 2011 - Posted by | Challenges, Random | , , ,

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