2006-08-25 - 4:36 p.m.
2006-08-23 - 11:28 p.m.
Now how did that happen?
I swear the thing was empty when we left a week or so ago with the semi~truck that had been packed by our *oh~so~expensive* movers.
Now it's full.
Full of all the dishes I was sure had been packed.
See....I told you L.A. does not want me to leave!!comments??? (1 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2006-08-23 - 9:14 p.m.
2006-08-22 - 10:40 p.m.
Really, though, the move has gone well. Nothing broken so far.....that I know of. There was one box that didn't look so good that was marked, "Grandma's Vase." But I didn't have the courage to look inside it, and it is now deep inside the storage unit. I'll try to remain in denial for as long as I can.
On another note, are you supposed to tip the movers? The first crew, that helped us load the truck....I did not tip. But then later, I noticed on their receipt that there was a note that said tipping would be appreciated. Oops.
So then (3 days later) we get another crew to help us unload the truck. They asked for a 2hour minimum plus travel which would work out to over $150. As it turned out, it only took them 45 minutes to unload the truck. They were nice enough to discount that down to $140. I gave them the full $150 because I had already counted it out, and that was what we were expecting to pay.
As they were on the way out, I heard them grumbling about how small the tip was.
Ok. It was a $10 tip. BUT, they had just got paid for a 2 hour job that only took them 45 minutes!
Argh. Did I mess up here, or were they just jerks? And anyway....are you really expected to tip movers? I generally over tip at restaurants and bars (when the service is decent)......but movers? Anyone have any advice here?comments??? (1 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2006-08-10 - 11:16 p.m.
So stay tuned next week, I'm sure I'll have some sort of moving story. And pray that the truck doesn't break down! (I think just about every rental truck I've used to move in the past has had some sort of problem.)comments??? (3 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2006-08-04 - 11:40 p.m.
Well, I have been known to make last minute decisions. Sometimes it's easier to make hard decisions that way. So, I'm moving out of L.A. And this is something that I sooooo do not want to do. But the time has come. It's just become wayyyyy too hard to live in 3 (three!) different cities in two states.
It's time to go.
I'll post a bit more over the next few days. (Any excuse to take a break from packing!!) Anybody wanna come help pack??
Stay tuned.....comments??? (5 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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