The Move Part 2

By Gabs
@gabs8513 (48803)
United Kingdom
February 10, 2007 11:29am CST
Ok we are lost, great I really needed this, it 3.30pm. The phone calls start to the Agency, also we are phoning my Son to make sure he is going the right way and not ending up like us. Ok here I am on a narrow Country Road, beautiful Scenery, trying to turn around, as I know this is certainly not the Way. I find somewhere to turn round, narrow but got there eventually. We can't get hold of my Son, no signal. Great, I don't want him ending up on here with that stupid Van. Ok I am back where I turned of. Now to guess where I have to go. Daughter rings the Estate Agent and explains where we are, they are not to sure but they ring us back to say we are to turn of at a certain Road, lovely, I had passed that Ages ago. Here we go again, turn around, go back and find the Place again. We get hold of my Son and guess what? He is on the Country Road, trying to find somewhere to turn around. I am now at the turn off that I am suppose to be taking, but Blondie has got herself in such a state, she drives past it. I turn around again, Daughter is explaining to Son where to go when he has turned round. Ok I am on the Track, after stopping the Car and throughing a tantrum. We are going down this road, I am still not seeing any signs. Then as I am working up to another Tantrum, hurray I have the Sign where we are suppose to be going. Problem, Estate Agent shuts at 5, it is now 4.40. I have this Vision of getting there and they are shut, which means no Keys. The Estate Agent phones again and asks if we have found the Road, Daughter says, yes we have. They say great see you when you get here. We phone my Son and tell him where to go once he is back on the main Road. We get to the Town. Great it 4.55pm, how do I get to their Office? Daughter phones them and they give us Directions, goodness the amount of Roundabouts, I was going Dizzy, I was also in a lot of Pain and tired. We also had to phone my Friends to let them know that we will not be there at 3 pm like I said we would. So they rang us a couple of times, to make sure we where ok. I get to the Estate Agent, at 4.59pm, only to find out that they would have waited for me anyway, so I panicked for nothing. Paperwork gets done, I get my Keys. I phone my Friends to tell them that we will be at the House in an Hour, as we had to wait for my son to catch up so he can follow. They say thats ok they will go shopping now and then come down after that. I thought that was brilliant as I didn't think they would that late. My Son rings, he can't find his way to the Estate Agent, here we go again, I tell him to stay and I will come for him. As we go round the Corner, we pass him, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, the traffic is awful, so I have to turn around and get to him. Daughter phones him to pull over, he says he has. Ok I pull up behind him, I can't go in front as the Car behind me would not have let him out. Giving directions over the Phone, I tell him I will go in front as soon as I can. A bit further up I get the Chance. We are on our Way to the Flat and arrive there 10 minutes later. The Bl...y Van won't FIT THROUGH THE GATES AT FIRST! Arghhhhhhhhhhh Then it breaks down, takes a while to start again, my Son looses it and gets mad. Then, miracle the Van is in. He then tells me, that he has been giveen a dodgy Van, I was fuman. When I look at my Son, he looks awful, only for his Fiancee to tell me he has been freezing, in pain with his throat and Headache all the Way. We get him in the Flat turn on all the Heating, wrap him in a Quilt and give him some Tablets. I am worried sick as he is determent to drive back. The Girls star to unload the Van, I am unpacking things and keeping an eye on my Boy. He seems to pick up after an hour and I am glad. He then says, Mum I have bad News. I say, Oh no what now. Well you know your Bed, I say yes.I left the Bolts for them behind, do I laugh or do I cry? This is part 2
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@Darkwing (21590)
11 Feb 07
This is very amusing to read, Gabs, but I can feel your frustration at the time! I think I would throw the mattress on the floor and sleep there, or at least rest, for the time being, and in answer to your question "Do I laugh or do I cry?" Have a good cry first, my friend; later you will look back and laugh about it all. I hope your son got better quickly and that you got some rest. Am off to read the final episode now! :-) I have a feeling there is going to be more frustration yet, with the computer! Brightest Blessings, Gabs.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
Hey there Darkwing, my Son is fine now. I slept on the Settee lol, no no the Computer and putting up Bed come in different Discussions yet to be done lol
@Darkwing (21590)
11 Feb 07
Lol... then, I wait with baited breath, my friend. :-)
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
Lololol just a couple of Days lol
@shelagh77 (3643)
11 Feb 07
Only you could have that happen! However, as long as you have the mattress thatis the most important thing. When I moved into my new home I had to sleep on the floor because I had a bed but a mattress had a delivery date of SIX WEEKS. I would rather sleep on a mattress on the floor than have a bed complete with bolts but no mattress :-)
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
Well as you know my bed was the Settee, Dear, until I .....
@shelagh77 (3643)
11 Feb 07
Well, let me tell you that your settee is enormous, soft, comfortable and a heck of a lot better than the floor. In fact, I could have slept on it myself, it was so comfortable!
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
hahahahahaha well you should have just put your Feet up lol
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
10 Feb 07
Oh boy you really got lost Gabs, what a mess you got yourself into Gabs, oh dear the real estate did not give you the key to your new home yet. That is dreadful in here when we are renting they have to give us the keys as soon as we pay for everything. Oh yes I can imagine the traffic at that time in the afternoon the peak hour. Oh dear that stupid van again. And your poor son with his health like that when he has to try and help you. Oh dear well I do hope that you have your bed now Gabs, what a trip thank you for your lovely discussion I had to read it all, it was really interesting.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
Yes Kathy I know lol but my bed is up now with a Saga which you will read soon and believe me everyone my Kids will vouch THIS DID ALL HAPPEN lol and so will my dear Friend on here that helped.
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• United States
11 Feb 07
so u rushed and speeded for no reason all those tantrums everythign for no reason
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
Oh I think I had lots of reasons Hope you never have to go through it lol
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@petspets (476)
• Antarctica
11 Feb 07
It sounds like how things went wrong in The Amazing Race. You went through an awful time my friend. Hugsxxx. Your dear ones also went through part of the difficult time with you. Hugs.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
Yes Pets but you know me well enough now, Sweet, I don't give up. And we have survived it.
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• United States
11 Feb 07
im glad u had what it takes to pull thorugh
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@sweetlady10 (3620)
• United States
10 Feb 07
I aso don't know how to react in a situation like this, you should cry or laugh. But I know I would have been go mad in that situation. If you can laugh that's good for you in any situation. Good that after all this you handle the situation and went to the good end. Hope you are seting your new house well. Good Luck!
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
I had to laugh lol or I would have cried
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• United States
11 Feb 07
i would of just stayed quiet because i would be all confusaled
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@weemam (13389)
10 Feb 07
lol kathy it's like something out of one of those carry on movies , I really enjoyed that and actually read to the end waiting to see if you got there , hurry up and write part 3 , hope your sons ok xx ps where rare the bolts lol
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
hahahaha weemam trust you but yes now I have to laugh, I didn't at the time well not to sure what I did lol, part 3 tomorrow for you lol
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
Sorry weemam yes my Son is fine and the Bolts where in the House in the Bedroom where they had taken the bed down
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• United States
10 Feb 07
It's getting a wee bit better is there a part 3 to come??? What's the flat (apartment ) like?
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
10 Feb 07
Oh there is 4 and 5 to lol believe me The Flat is lovely, I love it
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@patootie (3593)
11 Feb 07
Ohh myyy this is indeed a real saga .. a calamity getting lost, catastrophe getting the van stuck, forgotten bed bolts and now you leave us with your son poorly .. and no bed to sleep in .. I hope it doesn't get worse ..
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@1983tyler (508)
• United States
10 Feb 07
I've had some bad moves before. Yours sounds like it is right up there with some of the worse moves. I hope that there is more to this story. I want to know how you got the stuff that you left behind.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
10 Feb 07
Lol you will find out Sweet believe me
• United States
11 Feb 07
all that gas wasted
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
10 Feb 07
after all I think I would end up crying and laughing all at once what a way to end that part of the move lol put mattress on floor til bolts get to you . Only solution
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
10 Feb 07
Nope I slept on the Settee but that comes in part 3 I actually didn't know wether to laugh or cry I laughed I thought that was best
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• United States
11 Feb 07
that was a funny
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@patootie (3593)
11 Feb 07
Ohhh myyy ... it's gets worse .. I was laughing and crying at the same time .. ohh you poor love .. what a drama .. and now I am desperate for news of your son (I do hope he was ok), where on earth did you sleep .. hurry up part 3 ...
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
No my Boy is fine now I slept on the Settee but all that will be a seperate Discussion Saga of the Bed lol, well you have certainly had me laughing with your Responses a big Thank you for that
@rainbow (6763)
11 Feb 07
Oh the joys of moving, so glad it's 11 years since I did it, lol. Listening to this I neverwant to do it again!
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
Lol no I say don't
• United States
11 Feb 07
Well - moving / re-locating usually does take a few days. Not sure if it's because this part 2 was left open-ended, like leaving the bed screws behind - something that could have been stuffed into a pocket & taken along that way, or it was just "oops - forgot soemthing" situation. I do, however, see part 3 of this coming soon. Hopefully, it'll be a better adventure. Good luck with it.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
Lol part 3 done
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@marlyse (1056)
• Switzerland
11 Feb 07
ouch that sounds awful. poor family, thank god you had Mel to help you to go through all that. i would have stopped at first, go out of the car, and laugh my head out. but i am glad you all are safe now
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
Hi there, Sis, I stopped the Car ok, lol, but I did not laugh, I threw a Tantrum and Gissi just sat there and looked at me lol. I think he believed I lost it hahahaha
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@ausnikki (4089)
• Brisbane, Australia
11 Feb 07
Oh my dear friend,what a nightmare that was,my goodness.It's enough to drive you mad, isn't it?.At least you got there in the end and you are settled.I hope you found a way to put your bed up! Do you laugh or cry,my friend I would have probably done both! lol
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
I laughed believe me I had to laugh lol or I would have broke down
@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I think I would have laughed and cried at the same time. I'm glad you made it in one piece though. And I hope your boy is feeling better by now.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
Yes Katlady he is fine now thanks
• Australia
11 Feb 07
Well Gabs it looks like we are all waiting for the next episode of the drama. I don't watch soapies, or any TV but I'm sure this is better. Is the next one "Blondie's Bed Bolts"? I do hope your son is OK and that he was able to return safely, without getting lost again. Looking forward to part 3.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
Lololol well I should have had a Camera Crew with me lol like someone said Yes he made it back safe even though it took him longer as I made his Fiancee promise me to make him stop every hour and to ring me and they did. He is better now I am glad to say
@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
11 Feb 07
Im telling you gabs it sounds like you had one exciting adventure. And I bet your glad its done. Now you dont have to worry anymore. take care
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
Hi TerryZ yes I am glad it is over I will be doing part 3 today lol
@lols189 (4798)
10 Feb 07
oh no so u ended up gettin 2 your new flat in the end after all the drama. well at least your there now and hope you are settling in well gabs
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
10 Feb 07
Yes lol I am settled now just a bit more Paperwork to get out of the way and that and then it is done but the Stress has gone now, I did have a good cry on Tuesday I had bottled it all up lol and then I let it go whenI was alone.
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• United States
11 Feb 07
I wonder if the van that you were supposed to have gotten would have fit through the gates. Just have that list of complaints ready & be ready to demand some of your money back because of the rental company's mistake.
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• Brazil
11 Feb 07
Good luck! Have a nice day!
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