Sunday, January 21

Moving is No Fun

Moving is never any fun. This time it wasn't us who moved. Daughter and her husband sold their house just before Christmas and now it's time to move. 

Barry went yesterday morning to pick up the U-Haul so they could move all the boxes. At 9:45, Brandon called to ask if we could come and drive so they could use our van. When his Dad took the U-Haul to fill it with gas, the gear shift disengaged from the transmission. He waited there 3 hours for a tow truck to come and to get a different truck. That didn't bode well for his mood and I can't say I blame him. The place he rented it from told him he could have a discount on his next rental from them. He said there would never be another rental from them and they either gave him a discount or he would sue. That changed their mind. 

In the meantime, the boys and hubby and I had loaded 2 loads and taken them up to the new house and unloaded them. So we did make progress. He took 2 loads with the U-Haul and we took one more. Today they took more but hubby and I were in rough shape. We are too old for this. 

Everyone is exhausted and I'm sure the grandsons and their parents are pretty much done in. They have all the boxes done and the moving company will come next Friday to move the furniture. So glad they had 2 full weeks to move. 

Well, that is the news for today. We will see what this coming week brings. 

Have a great week. 


  1. What a chore! Hope all goes well soon & everything's settled soon.

  2. Hi Mary, Thank for stopping by and taking the time to comment on my blog. I enjoy meeting other bloggers. We have been in our current house for three years -- we moved twice in one year to get here -- and I'm done moving! It's a huge chore even when things go smoothly. I see by your sidebar that you belong to ACFW. I was a member at one time and enjoyed their programs very much. I now belong to an online writing group, which works better for me. It's always nice to get to know other writers. Enjoy the rest of your week!

  3. Thank you, Ladies, for visiting.

    Anni, The movers come tomorrow to move the big furniture. Most of the boxes are already there. We moved Brandon's room yesterday when the boys' parents were at work. We had moved Jordan's last week.

    Hi Karen, nice to see you here. I am not a fan of moving. We were in our own house for 23 years. Since then, we've moved 3 times. Not fun for Seniors. We now have a good landlord and though this house has its imperfections, it is peaceful here. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Moving is pain enough without faulty trucks! So glad they finally got it accomplished : )