This move has to be the craziest move we’ve ever made. It’s no one’s fault . . just a combination of lots of things that have made it so frustrating. The original date for me to leave was June 6. That was way premature so we canceled that date and advised the movers we would let them know a date when we knew more. A few weeks ago, we decided on July 25 as the day the packers would come and get started and they would leave with our stuff on July 29. Since we have no house and I will be moving into Vince’s rented 400 square feet “bungalow”, we were going to put all our stuff in storage. Then we decided that was crazy. Unless our house sells, I can stay here til October 8 so we decided to put off my leaving til around October 1. We never called the movers to cancel because they only had us penciled in for July 25 and said we needed to let them know for sure by July 15. When Vince was here last week, the whole time he was here, he was busy working — cutting weeds and trimming and he decided coming home was no fun since he had to work so hard the few days he was here so he decided to leave the move date at July 25 and put our stuff in storage.
Today we found out that Chad’s tonsillectomy is scheduled for July 20 and it’s going to cost us $2,500/month to store our furniture/fabric/yarn if we leave it in storage more than two months. The doctor told Chad he can’t lift more than 10 pounds for at least 10 days, he can’t bend over or do anything stressful so him trying to move all his stuff out and into an apartment on July 28 and 29 was going to be pushing it a bit close so our move date has been changed.
For now, and I hope there are no more changes, the packers will come on August 8 – 10, load on August 11 and 12 and leave with our stuff then. It will have to go into storage but hopefully for not longer than two months! That gives Chad an extra 10 days to recover (a total of 21 days from surgery til he has to move) so he should be back to normal by the time he has to do heavy lifting. Hopefully the house we’re wanting will be available by mid-August and we won’t have to spend too much time separated from our stuff . . and hopefully we won’t spend much time in the bungalow!
And my biggest hope of all . . once we get moved into a house . . we never move again!