February 5, 2018 6:16am CST
Good Monday morning everyone! I'm just getting ready for work. Mondays are a busy and long day I start at 8 and don't finish until 6, so long. But its all downhill after that, and the rest of the week usually finishes pretty easily. We face timed with our son yesterday. He is planning his pending move and asked us for some advise. The quotes that they got from movers were twice as high as they should have been-he did just move a year ago, and both companies couldn't make their original appointment. He is afraid that if he books one or the other they won't be able to make it on moving day and he doesn't want to deal with that frustration. My husband suggested that he could get a big truck from work and all they would need to do is load it themselves and fill the tank with diesel. Hopefully that happens. I have to ask for a couple of days off in early March as he has asked me to be at the house for the locksmith and another contractor. I need to get myself in gear and to work. Have a wonderful day today!!
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I don't blame him, it was brutally cold here this morning. I am the second person to arrive at work on Mondays. Our yard ape gets there first and moves the car that blocks the driveway so people cannot drive onto the lot when we're closed and he opens the office. When I walked into the office I thought something was wrong. After I tried to log into my computer and the mouse was cold I went and checked the temperature. The furnace was shut off and the indoor temp was 44F. Yikes, it was so cold. I actually came home on my lunch to put warmer clothes on. There are labour laws protecting workers and they cannot make us work in less then 65F temperature.
@LadyDuck Yes, and they will have resided in 3 different cities over the course of just 1 year. Hopefully they will be able to stay in this next house for a while, although they haven't said if they would ever turn down a transfer if it moved them closer to us and the rest of their family.
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We moved our things in a POD but we moved out of state, it was expensive and we rented a truck and drove that for the remainder of our things. Hope he gets to borrow a truck from work, that would be a great deal cheaper just putting gas in it.
When we moved a year ago we used a pod also. It was the best scenario for us at the time because we needed to load it over the course of a couple of weekends, so it sat in our driveway, as an eyesore, but we had the luxury of taking our time filling it.
It wasn't so much the high price but the lack of commitment that bothered him. Like he told us, if they cannot arrive on time on the day that they make the appointment for the estimate, then moving day is bound to be a disaster, and at his expense. So, my husband can use the company truck, and he'll need to drive it since its a stick and can be tricky to drive, and our son and his brother in law, will do the lifting. I'll hold the door open and order pizza for the crew!
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Well I hope you survived your Monday that is most definitely a long shift. I have done alot of 10 hour shifts in my day so I know how it is. Hope your son can get a truck from work and do it themselves instead of paying an arm and a leg for a mover company to come help. Good luck to him.