It’s funny what happens when you’re tired and also when you’re extremely clumsy by the end of this move I NEVER wanted to see another Pensky moving truck again.
After five days of moving heavy furniture and many delays because of the weather conditions we took it easy for a few days. After resting for a few days I got back to work on the sequel to Jenny Mac; while my sister went back to work, and my mother enjoyed her care free retirement.
That night my sister received some good news from our new landlord he left a message on my sister’s phone saying that the apartment would be vacant by Friday the 9th instead of Wednesday the 14th; which also meant that we needed to make sure that we had all of our money ready to give to our new landlord. My sister and I were accounted for, but my mother was going to be short so this of course meant that we needed to deposit some money into my mother’s account, which also meant that we needed to take a trip up to Hartford Connecticut to put money into my mother’s account. You’re probably wondering why we would go all the way to Connecticut right?
Well we moved from Colorado to Massachusetts a year and a half ago, but my mother still has yet to switch to a local and more convenient bank. So Wednesday the 7th my mother and I were going to drive out to Connecticut to put money into her bank.
Wednesday morning we got up early and dropped my sister off at work, and then made our way to Hartford Connecticut. After an hour had passed since we got onto the Interstate we got off of the exit for Hartford, and began to look for the bank. We figured it would be easy because the bank location was just off of Main Street well that’s what we get for assuming. For two hours we went around in circles from the interstate turnoff and around Main Street. It was after the second hour had gone by that I finally called the branch to get some directions because our directions that we got from map quest weren’t working. By the time I finally got passed the automated system and reached an actual human being I couldn’t understand a word she was saying, so we wandered around Main Street and decided to take what we thought was a side street it actually turned out to be the other side of Main Street. Finally we found the bank, and deposited the money and headed back to my ex-brother in-laws house. We got a little turned around on the way home, but we made it back six hours later.
For the next couple of days we relaxed and took it easy before yet another exhausting move. The day before the move into the new apartment I reserved the largest moving truck they had to make sure that we could get everything in one sweep. That night we all got plenty of rest and prepared for tomorrow.
We got up early and went to go pick up the large moving truck, and my mother yet again drove the moving truck. She did pretty well except for going over a curb and nearly backing into a car. First we drove over to Wales and picked up the remaining things that we stored in the barn. Next we headed over to the storage locker.
Everything was going alright for the first few hours the storage locker was half emptied and the truck was filling up. Everything was fine until I fell out of the moving truck. Luckily I landed on my feet after falling backwards out of the moving truck. But because the drop out of the moving truck was a good four feet ten inch drop I wound up spraining my left foot and my right ankle leaving my mother and sister to finish loading the truck.
They finished up around 7:30 that night then we drove the truck to our new apartment in Worcester, and then left in our car to go grab our things and pets from my ex-brother in-laws.
Once we got back to our new place in Worcester we fell asleep on the floor.
Then it took us three days to finish unloading the truck because of the lack of help and the injuries I obtained while loading the truck.
Two weeks later we had to rent of yet another truck because we ran out of room in the large truck to finish loading up the other storage locker we rented thankfully we had help with the last move.
So in the end we used up four moving trucks, two storage lockers, got lost in Hartford Connecticut for six hours, and had a couple bad sprains. Let me close with a few hints for your next move.
Hints: Make sure that you have a large enough truck, Change banks after moving to a new state, Make sure the weather conditions are good, Make sure that you have plenty of help, and finally NEVER fall out of a moving truck.