October 9, 2007

NO PICS, NO CARDS, NO NOTHIN...OKAY, MAYBE A LITTLE RANTING

Well, today was the first day of my four-day packout. Yep, four days. It has NEVER taken four days before and I was wondering why the difference. Well, if you count the five 15 minute breaks, the 1.25 hour for lunch, and the leaving at 3pm, that would be why!! Sheesh!! I worked harder than they did today!! Now, I have moved my whole life - my dad was career military and I have moved 13 times myself in the last 24 years so I consider myself pretty seasoned at the moving thing. I always have water on hand, and usually have sandwich fixins and chips for lunchtime. It seems like the nice thing to do since they USUALLY are working so hard packing my stuff and you want them to do a good job....anyway, I digress! So, they show up at 0830 in the morning and I am drinking my coffee. The first thing the lead guy says to me is "I hope you plan on making another pot, because I need a cup". Hmmmmm....not sure what to do so I make a pot of coffee and he says, "Oh, I don't take it black, I need cream and sugar." Hmmmmmm.....again. I only use hazlenut coffee creamer which he proceeds to drain and drink my entire pot of coffee!!! ( I had to run to the store and get some more for MY coffee in the morning, maybe I should hide it??!!) You would think this would make them work faster, but nope, not at all. Then, the other two inform me that they don't feel they should have to take things off the walls (spoke to the moving company about that one, and yes, they have to take it down!). Then, the lead guy asks me if they can take a break at 1230 and watch my TV while eating lunch because they want to watch the Young and the Restless - YIKES!! So, I politely say that I am not a big soap opera fan and leave it at that, and they take the hint and eat outside listening to their soap on the am radio. Then, at 3pm they announce they are leaving for the day and will be back at 9 in the morning. I feel like I am in the twilight zone. They have left little things lying around unpacked in each room but have managed to pack the one thing I specifically set aside and asked them not to - the book I am reading!!!! *sigh* - it is going to be a looooooonnnnnnggggg week!!! At least I can still browse blogs to keep me sane - at least until Thursday when my computer goes away *sniff, sniff* I guess I should get ready for bed - not sure what I will do since I don't have my book to read which is my nightly ritual.....

19 comments:

Tracy.H said...

It will all be over soon! ;0)

Deborah said...

Oh Alex! You poor dear! Did you call "Maybe Movers"? HA HA! That story was unreal! Got yourself a couple of star movers there! LOL! I am so sorry you are going through this with the long week ahead of you! Hang in there baby! This move is hopefully the last one for at least 13 years! LOL! Deb

Nikki said...

OHHHH Alex...I'm so sorry you got stuck with crappy movers. Sometimes you just get those people who don't care and love to "take". I hope this process is all over for you soon and maybe the movers on the California end will be MUCH nicer! Here's a {cyber hug}...I think you could really use it right now!
{smiles}

ScrapMomOf2 said...

OK, it ALMOST sounds like you're making this up!! What's up with these guys? He told you he wanted coffee? They want to watch your TV? This is bizarre on so many levels. Wow, I think you have a LONG couple of days ahead of you! I hope it gets better!!

Flossie's Follies said...

Oh my, think they get away with that as everyone is afraid to question them since they have control over all your personal belongings. What a shame that people are like that. Send them to me, I don't drink coffee so they would be out of luck and like you don't watch soaps. Hope today is better.

Rose Ann said...

Hugs to you! Hope things are better today, and it will all be over soon. Good luck!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

OH man, I can't believe that whole coffee and lunch thing! Oh MY GOODNESS! You must have patience galore! I'll be thinking about. . .hope it goes a little more smoothly! Oh, and THANK YOU so much for all your support! Your comments each and every day mean so much to me! You rock!

Latisha said...

I would call PSD and ask to talk to the liason between PSD and the Moving Company, or call the Management of the movers. If they are bad they will be replaced. My neighbors had terrible movers and they had a new moving company come and repack everything. 4 days seems crazy. We have a lot of stuff and the longest was 3 days. Two day to pack and then one day to load. One of our moves they sent extra workers to pack, and I think there were about 7 or 8 people packing at one time. I would call someone. Sorry to hear that you are having problems, you don't want to start your move this way. It will all be over soon. :)

Shannon McGann said...

Ohh! You must be furious! How can people be so obnoxious and inconsiderate!? The nerve!!

Just hang in there until it's over! We're all thinking of you and hoping things go well! Maybe tomorrow will be better? Just tell them you ran out of coffee! :)

Hugs and blessings to you, Shannon

Dawn Easton said...

Oh goodness girl! You got stuck with a bunch of crummy guys eh? Sorry hun! Hope that it goes quickly now and you make your way home to your family!

malieta said...

I really feel bad for you right now Alex. I hope tomorrow you get a different crew of movers and not the "night-mare crew".
malieta:)

Deb said...

oh no, they are awful, but you will laugh about it later! Your movers are even worse than mine were, mine just broke the coffee pot and didn't let on!!!We were insured but never did get around to claiming for it!
I hope you enjoy your blog reading, how frustrating they took your book! I would tell them you are out of coffee tomorrow then pop out to Starbucks for yours, just out of devilment!
Take care, hope the rest of the week improves!

Jules said...

Holy cow! L-A-Z-Y movers! I am sorry that they packed your book away also! No coffee for you, that is really sad!

Crystal said...

Oh Geez Alex. Bless your heart. I hope this is over soon for you and maybe the next few days of crappy moving men will get better :)

corinnesomerville said...

Oh Alex...I'm so sorry this move is a nightmare for you !! Here's what you need to do....run a very hot bath, get some chocolate, a great magazine and some candles and just disappear for a little while. Tomorrow will be better and if it's not...start drinking :) (just kidding :)

Take it easy sweetie
corinne

Dawn said...

Oh, I also hate moving. not sure I could hangle movers. They sound like a bunch of goofs. I can't believe they wanted to chill on your couch and watch the young & whatever it's called. That had me rotflmbo. It was just tooo funny. I picture these big ooffs "chillin" with chips all over thier laps sayin stupid stuff about the soap. Just cracks me up...I hope your move is smooth...

Helen & Co. said...

Blimey - we've always rented a van and moved ourselves (usually with me pregnant) and I thought THAT was hard work... yours sounds even more stressful, and infuriating too. Sending you lots of sympathy...

Sharon said...

OMG! You must have the same two movers my girlfriend hired when she was moving from Chicago to NY.
They were hired to move only the huge items for only 2 hours. 2 hours later all they did was bubble wrap a few things. So we sent them on their way and I called my husband from work and his brothers and they came and took over.
I guess you are at the mercy of these goofballs. Good luck and if you would like to send me your new address I would like to send you an RAK since it sounds like you could use one.
Take Care.

Heather P. said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe that!! Total craziness! Sometimes I honestly don't understand how some people can think it's okay to treat others like that. It's YOUR house, why do they expect YOU to cater to THEM? Ugh! :(