Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Murphy's law (for moving)

On top of the normal moving difficulties and stresses, we got a bunch of other whammies:

  • Kieran got sick Wednesday (day before)

  • Uma got sick Thursday (day of)

  • Flooring was only half completed when the moving truck showed up, so the movers we hired couldn't do the other half of what they were hired for: putting everything where it belongs

  • Discovered flooring on site was damaged, as well as flooring in Austin warehouse and flooring in Houston warehouse. Eventually had them finish installation with the damaged flooring, which happened on Saturday. As a result, we had to dig through the garage box piles whenever we needed something for 2 days until the flooring installers put most things roughly where they were supposed to go.

  • Wore out my back moving stuff that the movers should have moved (though it seems to be recovering).

  • I checked in a bunch of bad code at work earlier in the week because I was distracted by the dozen things I had to do. That caused a bunch of problems when the site got updated, and I was in no position to clean up the mess.

  • Discovered that the house didn't have a gas line for the dryer when the movers asked how to hook it up. Hopefully today will see the arrival of our electric dryer so we can have clean clothes.

  • House was full of dust from work on flooring, filling everyone's sinuses with junk, and making everything grimy.

Note that much of this happened when we needed to be fixing and cleaning the old house to prep it for sale. We did as much as we could, but not as much as we should have been able to do.

Re damaged flooring: the agreement is that they're going to rip it all out and replace it in a month or two when they can get undamaged replacements at their cost. I personally think they need to do better than that, as this caused us huge problems.

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Blogger Rich said...

Damn! Well, like you said, Don't ever move. Wise advice, that.

April 7, 2010 at 4:44 PM  

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