Saturday, October 31, 2015

Limbo in Limbo



Moving sucks.
Whether you are moving across the street or in this case 500+ miles, moving just plain sucks.  We've been preparing for this moving for the past 3 weeks.  I've been feeling a little lost as we have no routine and we've just been in limbo as we wait for the next big thing.  But we've been able to keep busy, clean the house, list the house, get out of the house for showings, pack up the house, etc...
Chris did the work to find a moving company.  He found a company and we had requested a move date of either 10/27 or 10/28.  We got a call on 10/27 advising us a truck would be here to load us up between noon and 5pm on 10/28.  On the morning of 10/28 we even got a call asking if we had heard from our driver and again confirming our driver would show up between noon and 5pm.  When we didn't hear anything by 1pm we called and were told there was a delay and that the soonest someone would come pick us up is Friday between noon and 5pm.  After hysterically crying...at this point in time we were ALL packed up and ready to go and complaining to numerous people we settled with the fact we weren't going to leave until Friday.  We unpacked our essentials, remade the beds, canceled the orders to cancel the internet and TV and just waited.  Friday morning we again received confirmation a driver would be here to pick us up between noon and 5pm.  By 2pm we actually heard from our driver and he advised he was 2 hours away from Fort Collins, he let us know he needed to unload a house in Fort Collins, and that load would take at least 6 hours to unload.  So by yesterday afternoon we knew we weren't going anywhere.  So again we unpacked and remade the beds.  Last night we got confirmation again from both a manager and the driver that we would be picked up by 10am this morning.  It is now almost 11am and nobody can get a hold of the driver.  We are...again ready to go.
I've never experienced anything like this before, and I never want to again.  Trying to keep Helena entertained while we literally stare at the front door waiting for a truck to pull up is exhausting.  I am exhausted.  I can't live like this much longer.  Chris as already advised his boss he will no be at this first day of work on Monday, and this worries me deeply.  Chris needs to keep this job, and as of right now who knows if he'll be in NM to show up to work on Tuesday.
Our limbo is literally in limbo.  We can't leave our house.  It's horrible.  I've cried so much over the past week and we're at the mercy of this horrific moving company.
I had hoped to be in Alamogordo by now so we could take Helena Trick or Treating in our new neighborhood to try and introduce ourselves and start to process of hopefully making some new friends.  And now, who knows if we'll be able to take Helena Trick or Treating at all.  ...something I was really looking forward to, regardless of location.

Happy Halloween everyone!

We did carve pumpkins last weekend while my parents were in town, it was something I wanted to make sure we did with Helena.  It was a super fun time.

4 comments:

Emily Foley said...

Oh my GOSH, I am so sorry! I would be a wreck. Is there any way Chris could head down tomorrow so he can start work on Monday? If you have movers doing the heavy lifting you don't really need him (besides emotionally of course)...just a thought? I hope you get to go trick or treating, and I'm so sorry!

Andrea Ryall said...

Embrace the madness my friend. Get Chris on an airplane so he can work! Then take a long peaceful drive with your little lady. The truck will come. You will move. There is your plan...and then there is THE plan. #1 lesson learned as a mommy. Love you!

Andrea Ryall said...

Embrace the madness my friend. Get Chris on an airplane so he can work! Then take a long peaceful drive with your little lady. The truck will come. You will move. There is your plan...and then there is THE plan. #1 lesson learned as a mommy. Love you!

Summer said...

I gotta agree, he needs to go by himself tomorrow. And if I were you, I would demand a discount or find a new moving service! That is unbelievable. I know it's hard, but try to roll with it. As long as Chris is working, you and Helena can relax and have a sleepover in the living room or something. And if you feel crappy from the pregnancy, turn on the TV all day and Helena will be just fine. You can get her back on track after the move.