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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Mercury Is in Retrograde

Moving hell just will not end, it seems! On Monday, Boxer called to check on the status of his Relo-Cube and was told it would be here Tuesday. So he reserved the UHaul for a Tuesday afternoon pick-up. We head off. We get the UHaul and as we are driving Boxer suddenly pulls into the gas station. I scoot in there, thinking there is something wrong with the truck.

There is something wrong, but not with the truck. ABF had called him to tell him that the cube wasn't actually in Waukegan yet. It was still in Wheeling. Their truck had broken down and they had to rent a truck, which they couldn't do until Wednesday afternoon.

Which is bad, as we had already rented the UHaul, and now needed to pay for a second day. We went home, and Boxer managed to actually get the UHaul into my driveway, which is an amazing feat as the driveway is very narrow. And I was all stressed out the entire evening and exploded a baked tater in the oven and cried. Poor Boxer! He would have to pick the weepy woman....

So, we are now hoping that the damn cube will be there earlier rather than later on Wednesday, because (1) we need to not have the UHaul for a third day and (2) we have tickets to a concert we badly want to see - Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.

So, ABF, skirt up and get that cube to where you said it would be, dammit!

4 comments:

Jenn said...

That's really crappy.

I hope that they get there in time for the concert.

Boxer rebel said...

But it all worked out in the end, didn't it. I called ABF, they had the cube, we did an amazing job of loading up the truck and then unloading it into the house. And then we went to UHaul and they only charged me for one day.

GourmetGoddess said...

Much better than expected! Maybe the moving gods are giving us a blessing after pelting us with bird guts :)

Anonymous said...

After the bird incident you both deserved some good fortune. sounds like everything is flowing now :] I must admit I did laugh throughout the blogs especially Logan's reactions. And you got to go to the concert :]

Boxer's mom