When we moved here last spring, the furniture I bought for our living room was more stop gap than what I really liked. My sofa was on it's way from the US - it's took the long way around - and I was going to build around that when it arrived. But for those who … Continue reading Time to Circle Back
We made our way home. It was a long trip - of course. Over hill and dale. Or mountains and an ocean and the city of Amsterdam. Our goals for the trip were met. We saw family, did a little business and took care of some shopping. This trip was all about Jeff getting the … Continue reading Surfing the Equinox
Never mind the fact that we are heading to the US for most of September. Jeff is shopping for real estate. Well, why not. We have nothing else going on. We have been married for a long time, so I know him well. For all those years, if there was ever a gap in Jeff … Continue reading Doing a Little Shopping
Hell froze over today. Well, since it's so bloody hot and humid I sort of wish it actually did, but our stuff ARRIVED at 1pm today. It actually came with a phone call and three guys who could not have been nicer. I paid for their lunch afterwards. I'm not a person who has ever … Continue reading What if we ever needed…3/4 of an Inch
At looong last - after over 4 month since they picked up our stuff in Phoenix, our only worldly possessions have cleared customs in Rotterdam and are making their way to the moving company's storage in Alicante. That's only two hours from us. It hardly seems real. When I reached out to our shipper in … Continue reading The Home Stretch
Oh yes. Back in the dark ages - well, the end of February, the movers came and took our stuff to Los Angeles. They had promised to put it all on a boat that would sail across the sea. How do I know this? Because I gave them a pile of money and signed a … Continue reading No Really, Where’s my Stuff?!?
The shippers got the moving truck back to our house around 3:30 yesterday afternoon. I almost cried when they left. Our house is empty, except for the life raft (air mattress) in the bedroom and it echos. Jeff can no longer mutter under his breath on the other side of the house without me hearing … Continue reading Last Dance with Mary Jane
The truck showed up at 7:15 pm tonight and then they told me - 'Yeah, sorry, but we don't have enough room in the truck for your stuff.' Am I kidding, you ask? No. Were they kidding, I asked? Sadly, No. Deep breath. They promised - after spending two hours wrapping our couch and bicycles … Continue reading Wait – What?!?
Just like Paul Revere of Revolutionary legend. Yes - we got the word. The shippers are coming today! Everything is ready to go - labeled, numbered, and on the inventory sheet I created. I'll just hand it to them and off they'll go. Again, this is a prime example of how much communication is key … Continue reading The Shippers are Coming, The Shippers are Coming!!
Ok - My international shippers are giving me acid reflux. They gave me the estimated window for picking up our stuff about a month ago. Promising to refine the estimate to an actual day, and then further to an actual time. I have neither in my possession right now. I have emailed repeatedly. I'm trying … Continue reading Moving Voo Doo