Moving is painful

My darling girlfriend and I are in the process of moving, one of life’s lesser joys. I’ve got a few stories to tell, though several of them are hers, since she’s shouldered the burden of dealing with most of the utility companies. I don’t really suggest changing jobs a few weeks before a major move but I have to say it’s a great trump card when trying to convince your partner to pick up some of your slack. “Gosh honey, could you do that? I just don’t feel like it’s a good message to send for me to be on the phone so much on my third day.” Grod love her, she’s good to me.

One of the first hurdles we jumped was a mover for her. Being a long-time bachelor myself I’ve got more computer toys, saws, and books than furniture. She, however, is bringing the majority of the heavy gear to the new place, so she was determined to hire someone. Whoo-boy! I knew a fellow who once quipped that “finding an unbiased drug study is even harder than finding a sober Kennedy,” but drug policy is a snap compared to determining is a mover is trustworthy and fairly priced.

We spoke to several, including ones suggested by fellow metblogs authors, but in the end went with someone used by one of her coworkers, Charles in Charge. Others seemed good, but the biggest deciding factor in the end was that CiC didn’t want to charge a minimum travel time. We felt that was kinda unreasonable from a mover whose office was one mile away to move objects between two houses that are… let’s see what Google says…. 1584 feet apart. So paying for two hours of travel stuck in our craw.

I’ll give you a review when it’s done. Here’s hoping.

2 Comments so far

  1. Wayan (unregistered) on September 26th, 2007 @ 9:49 am

    Wait, you mis-titled the headline: Don and DG are moving in TOGETHER!!

    Congrats y’all!

  2. DCmetrocentric (unregistered) on September 28th, 2007 @ 9:35 am

    Well can’t wait to hear how the move wen’t, my wife and I are moving next week, and our move is an even shorter distance than yours, we are switching floors from the 1st to the 5th in the same building!!!!

    I know it seems slightly pointless but the extra 300sq ft will be nice.


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